Health Care Affordability Advisory Committee 

The Health Care Affordability Advisory Committee provides input on a range of topics, including: a statewide health care spending target and specific targets by health care sector and geographic region; the methodology for setting spending targets and adjustment factors to modify targets when appropriate; definitions of health care sectors; benchmarks for primary care and behavioral health spending; statewide goals for the adoption of alternative payment models and standards; quality and equity metrics; standards to advance the stability of the health care workforce; and other areas requested by the board or the office. 

Advisory Committee Members  

Joan Allen

Barry Arbuckle

Aliza Arjoyan 

Kati Bassler

Stephanie Cline

Carmen Comsti 

Adam Dougherty

Parker Duncan Diaz

Hector Flores  

Stacey Hrountas  

David Joyner 

Tam Ma  

Carolyn Nava 

Mike Odeh

Janice O’Malley

Marielle Reataza

Sumana Reddy

Yolanda Richardson  

Cristina Rodriguez

Kiran Savage-Sangwan  

Andrew See  

Stephen Shortell

Sarah Soroken 

Ken Stuart

Suzanne Usaj  

Rene Williams  

Abbie Yant  

Government Relations Advocate, SEIU United Healthcare Workers West

President and CEO, MemorialCare  

Sr. Vice President of Provider Partnerships & Network Management, Blue Shield of CA

President, California Federation of Teachers, Salinas Valley

Registered Respiratory Therapist, Kaiser Permanente  

Lead Regulatory Policy Specialist, CA Nurses Association & National Nurses United 

Emergency Physician, Vituity 

Clinician Lead, Santa Rosa Community Health  

Medical Director, Family Care Specialists Medical Group 

CEO, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers 

CEO, Hills Physicians Medical Group 

Associate Vice President of Health Policy & Regulatory Affairs, University of CA Health 

Senior Systems Change Advocate, Disability Action Center 

Senior Director of Health, Children Now 

Leg. Advocate, American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO 

Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse

President, Acacia Family Medical Group and California Medical Director, Aledade 

Chief Executive Director, San Francisco Health Plan 

Physician Assistant, Altura Centers for Health

Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network  

Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. 

Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Mental Health Clinician, Licensed, Solano County Mental Health 

Chairman, California Health Care Coalition 

Senior Director, Total Rewards, The Wonderful Company LLC 

Vice President of Operations, United American Indian Involvement 

Executive Director, San Francisco Health Service System

2024 Advisory Committee Meetings

January 23

2023 Advisory Committee Meeting Archive

Advisory Committee Comment Submission 

To submit public comment for these meetings, please email:

Advisory Committee Membership

Advisory Committee membership is solicited annually from January – March, or as needed to fill vacancies.