California HealthCare Foundation Announces Fellows for Health Care Leadership Program
Program celebrates its tenth year
October 7, 2010
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The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) has announced the selection of 32 health professionals for the tenth class of its Health Care Leadership Program. The program equips talented professionals with the skills needed to have a positive impact on health care policy and delivery in California. Sponsored by CHCF, the program is administered by the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
“These leaders bring a broad range of experience as medical directors, administrators, and supervisors, as well as diverse fields of expertise including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, clinical informatics, public health, and business,” said Mark D. Smith, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation. “In the ten years that the Foundation has supported this effort, we have been greatly impressed by participants’ sustained commitment to improve the quality and efficiency of health care in California,” said Smith.
Over the course of two years, fellows convene in seminars led by nationally recognized health care and leadership development experts and faculty associated with UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. The program addresses health care issues from business, leadership, and public policy perspectives. Participants learn to build and lead teams, manage complexity and change, understand and use financial management tools, and respond to the changing health care environment.
“This fellowship was the single most important professional experience I have ever had,” said alumnus Sang-ick Chang, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the Alameda County Medical Center. “Even years later, the lessons I learned about the importance of vision, political savvy, and self-knowledge are fresh in my mind and help me daily.”
CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Class of 2010 – 2012
Parag Agnihotri, M.D. Medical Director Mercy Medical Group/CHW Medical Foundation Sacramento
Pamela Brotherton-Sedano, M.S., R.N. Vice President, Patient Safety/Corporate Responsibility Officer O’Connor Hospital San Jose
Jaime Chavarria, M.D. Chief Medical Officer Ravenswood Family Health Center East Palo Alto
Tanya Dansky, M.D. Medical Director Children’s Physicians Medical Group San Diego
Carlo DeAntonio, M.D. Director, Clinical Services North L.A. County Regional Center Van Nuys
Alicia English, Ph.D. Director of Behavioral Health Services Center for Elders Independence Oakland
Johnson Gill, D.P.T., M.P.T., M.P.H. Manager, Rehabilitation Services Department Arrowhead Regional Medical Center – County of San Bernardino Colton
Alfred Glover, D.P.M. Podiatrist St. Johns Child and Family Wellness Clinic Los Angeles
Amy Gordon, M.D. Associate Medical Director Lifelong Medical Care Berkeley
Deborah L. Gould, M.D. APIC for Risk, Compliance and ARL The Permanente Medical Group – Kaiser Permanente Oakland
Steven LeVine, M.D. Assistant Physician-in-Chief Kaiser Permanente Oakland
David Lown, M.D. Medical Director San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium San Francisco
Todd May, M.D. Chief of Staff San Francisco General Hospital San Francisco
Stephen McKenna, M.D. Director, Rehabilitation Trauma Center Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose
Ann Marie Molyneaux Manager, Care Management San Francisco Health Plan San Francisco
John Murphy, M.D. Associate Medical Director/Chief Medical Informatics Officer La Clinica de la Raza Berkeley
Chris Palkowski, M.D. Physician-in-Chief, Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center The Permanente Medical Group Roseville
Steven Palmer, M.D. Chief Medical Officer Family HealthCare Network Visalia
Susan Philip, M.D., M.P.H. Director, STD Prevention and Control Services Section San Francisco Department of Public Health San Francisco
Elise Pomerance, M.D., M.P.H. Area Medical Director Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Los Angeles
Karen Rea, M.S.N., F.N.P. Chief Nurse Executive California Prison Health Care Services Fresno
Debra Rosen, R.N., M.P.H. Program Director, Public Health, Chronic Disease and Health Education Northeast Valley Health Corporation San Fernando
Laura Salazar, M.D., AAHIVS Medical Officer County of Orange Health Care Agency Santa Ana
Robert Schoenhaus, Pharm.D. Director, Pharmacy Benefits Administration Sharp Healthcare, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group San Diego
Bonnie Scudder, M.O.T. Executive Director of Program and Business Development Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Pomona
Evan Seevak, M.D. Medical Director, Ambulatory Care and Chair, Department of Ambulatory and Preventive Medicine Alameda County Medical Center Oakland
Tory Starr, M.S.N., C.I.C. Regional Director for Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Management St. Joseph Health System – Humboldt County Eureka
Maureen Stevenson, M.D. Director of Medical Education John Muir Health Walnut Creek
Upasna Mini Swift, M.D., M.P.H. Physician Advisor Alameda County Medical Center Oakland
Leslie Tittle, M.D. Assistant Medical Director, Baldwin Park Medical Center Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
Alen Voskanian, M.D. Medical Director Vitas Hospice Los Angeles
Zipporah Wagabaza, R.N., M.S.N. Nurse Manager HealthCare Partners Medical Group Los Angeles
About the Center for Health Professions at UCSF
Since 1992, the Center has been dedicated to transforming health care by delivering leadership programs to empower change agents at every level and within all sectors of the health care system; and internationally recognized, unbiased research to help health care decision makers understand today’s workforce issues and design actionable strategies to solve them. For more information, visit http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu.
The California Health Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.