The California Future Health Workforce Commission is housed at the Public Health Institute (PHI). The following core team of PHI staff and consultants will support the day-to-day work of the Commission.

The Management Team provides design, planning, and research support for the Commission, the Technical Advisory Committee and related workgroups in order to develop an actionable statewide health master plan for California. To accomplish this, the team is made up of experts with extensive experience and relationships in:

  • health workforce planning, development, research, and evaluation
  • health systems design, delivery, and transformation
  • health pathway programs and systems to provide opportunity for California residents to become health leaders and professionals
  • policy, systems, and institutional change including state policy development, funding, and implementation
  • improving health workforce diversity
  • governance and management of health employers including hospitals, health centers, and medical groups
  • education, training, and advancement of students in K-12, community college, 4-year universities, and health professions schools into health professions

Collectively the team has over 100 years of experience in health workforce development in California. The leadership and most members have been working together to lead health workforce and health pathway efforts at statewide and regional levels in California for over 12 years.

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The team will work closely with commissioners, TAC and key stakeholders to ensure the Commission’s work is aligned with and leverages the many innovative health, workforce development, and education initiatives in California and regionally for maximum positive impact.

Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP
Co-Director, Management Team, California Future Health Workforce Commission
Senior Investigator, Public Health Institute

Jeffrey Oxendine, MBA, MPH
Co-Director, Management Team, California Future Health Workforce Commission
Co-Faculty Director of Undergraduate Public Health Major and Director of Workforce Development, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Founder and CEO, Health Career Connection

Andrew Broderick, MA, MBA
Co-Director, Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health, Public Health Institute

Holly Calhoun
Research Associate, Public Health Institute

Janet M. Coffman, MPP, PhD
Associate Professor of Health Policy, University of California, San Francisco

Roza Do, MPH, MCP
Project Management Consultant

Katherine A. Flores, MD
Director, UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research
Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Greg Hicks
CEO, Foster, Hicks & Associates

Kim Mayer, MSSW
Behavioral Health Subcommittee Lead
Director, California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions

Veronica Mijic
Program Manager, Public Health Institute

David Panush
President, California Health Policy Strategies, LLC

Diane Rittenhouse, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Health Policy
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco

Melissa Schoen, MBA, MPH
Primary Care & Prevention Subcommittee Lead
Owner/Principal, Schoen Consulting

Rona Sherriff
Consultant, RLS Consulting

Abigail Stavros
Administrative Assistant, Public Health Institute

Lisa Williams
Healthy Aging & Care for Older Adults Subcommittee Lead
Strategy & Business Development Leader, Partners in Care Foundation