Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) shares its in-depth knowledge and expertise through targeted input to inform the dialogue and decision-making of the California Future Health Workforce Commission. TAC members are senior-level leaders from associations, agencies, educational institutions, health systems, communities, and organizations with demonstrated expertise and relationships in relevant health, workforce, education and policy areas.


Manal Aboelata, MPH
Deputy Executive Director
Prevention Institute

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD
UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Charles Alexander, PhD
Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity
University of California, Los Angeles

Mayra Alvarez, MHA
The Children’s Partnership

José Arévalo, MD
Chair, Latino Physicians of California
Senior Medical Director, Sutter Independent Physicians

Cindy Beck
Health Careers Education Programs Consultant, Career and College Transition Division
California Department of Education

Judith Berg, MS, RN
Former CEO

Jeanne Cain
Former Executive Vice President of Policy

Christine Cassel, MD
UCSF Presidential Chair
UCSF Department of Medicine

Jennie Chin Hansen, MS, RN
Independent Consultant, Hirsch and Associates, Philanthropic Advisors
Former CEO, American Geriatrics Society

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

Wanda Cole-Frieman
Vice President of Talent Acquisition
Dignity Health

Sarah de Guia, JD
Executive Director
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Loriann DeMartini, PharmD
California Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Audrey Dow, MPA
Senior Vice President
The Campaign for College Opportunity

Lisa Folberg, MPP
California Association of Family Physicians

Anthony Galace, MPH
Health Equity Director
The Greenlining Institute

Ivan Gomez, MD
Program Director and Principal Investigator
California Statewide Area Health Education Center
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program

Virginia Hedrick, MPH
Director of Policy and Planning
California Consortium for Urban Indian Health

Christopher Henry
Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Change Management
Sutter Health

Susan Hogeland
Former Executive Vice President
California Academy of Family Physicians

Saskia Kim
Regulatory Policy Specialist
California Nurses Association/National Nurses United

Ann-Louise Kuhns, MPP
President and CEO
California Children’s Hospital Association

Beth Malinowski, MPH
Deputy Director for Government Affairs
CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates

Cathy Martin
Vice President of Workforce Policy
California Hospital Association

Kimberly Mayer, MSSW
Director of Workforce Development
California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions

Maggie Merritt
Executive Director
Steinberg Institute

Rebecca Miller

Workforce Director
SEIU United Healthworkers West

Bob Montoya, MD, MPH
Medical Consultant

Laura Mosqueda, MD
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

Jeffrey A. Mrizek, EdD, MBA
Dean of Effective Practices, Workforce and Economic Development Division
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Erica Murray, MPA
President and CEO
California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems

Sunita Mutha, MD
Healthforce Center at UCSF

Robert Redlo
Executive Committee Member
California Workforce Development Board

Jeffrey Reynoso, DrPH, MPH
Executive Director
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

Anette Smith-Dohring
Workforce Development Program Manager
Sutter Health

Abby Snay
Jewish Vocational Services

Joanne Spetz, PhD
Associate Director of Research
Healthforce Center at UCSF

Stacie Walker
Former Deputy Director, Healthcare Workforce Development
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Winston Wong, MD, MS
Medical Director, Community Benefit
Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives
Kaiser Permanente

Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH
Public Health Officer
Director of Public Health Services
County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

Alison Wrynn, PhD
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs and Faculty Development
Interim State University Dean, Academic Programs
California State University Office of the Chancellor

Linda Zorn, RD, MA
Sector Navigator / Statewide Director
Health Workforce Initiative
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office