Primary Care and Prevention


Hector Flores, MD
Chair, Family Practice Department
White Memorial Medical Center

Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH
Health Begins


Subcommittee Members

Manal Aboelata, MPH
Deputy Executive Director
Prevention Institute

Judee Berg, MS, RN, FACHE
Health Impact

Tim Berthold, MPH
Faculty and Program Coordinator, Community Health Worker Certificate Program
City College of San Francisco

America Bracho, MD, MPH
Executive Director
Latino Health Access

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Vice President for Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer

David Carlisle, MD, PhD, MPH
President and CEO
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Joe Castro, PhD, MPP
California State University, Fresno

Garrett Chan, PhD, NP
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine – Primary Care and Population Health
Stanford University

Toni Chavis-Green, MD
Dr. Toni Johnson Chavis Medical Practice

Yvonne Choong, MPP
Vice President, Center for Health Policy
California Medical Association

Muntu Davis, MD, MPH
Director and Health Officer
Alameda County Public Health Department

Michael DeRosa
Assistant Professor/Department Chair, Physician Assistant Department
Samuel Merritt University

Patrick Dowling, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine, UCLA

Angela Echiverri, MD, MPH
Family Medicine Physician; Faculty
North Richmond Center for Health; Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program

Jonathan Fielding, MD, MBA, MPH
Former Director/Health Officer
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Jane Garcia, MPH
President and CEO
La Clinica de la Raza

Dean Germano, MHSc, FACHE
Shasta Community Health Center

Kevin Grumbach, MD
UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care

Gary Gugelchuk, PhD
Provost and Chief Operating Officer
Western University of Health Sciences

Ed Hernandez, OD
Senator (Former)
California State Senate

Susan Hogeland, CAE
Executive Vice President
California Association of Family Physicians

Bob Montoya, MD, MPH
Medical Consultant

Felix Nunez, MD, MPH
Medical Director – Inland Empire
Molina Healthcare of California

Mary Pittman, DrPH
President and CEO
Public Health Institute

Karen Smith, MD, MPH
Director and State Public Health Officer
California Department of Public Health

Richard Thomason
Director of Policy
Blue Shield of California Foundation


Lead Staff

Melissa Schoen, MBA, MPH
Schoen Consulting