The Hospital Supplier Diversity Commission (HSDC) has been established by HCAI pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 1339.88. The purpose of the commission is to advise and provide recommendations to the HCAI Director and the hospital industry on the best methods to increase procurement with diverse suppliers within the hospital industry. The commission will also promote and provide outreach to hospitals that are actively engaged in supplier diversity issues.

Upcoming Meetings

May 1 2024

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The hybrid meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and in person at 2020 West El Camino Avenue, Conference Room 1237, Sacramento, CA 95833.

Commission Recommendations

Follow the hyperlink to review the HSDC First Year Recommendations Report.

Hospital Supplier Diversity Commission Members

Lupe Alonzo-Diaz
President & CEO, Physicians for a Healthy California 

Commission Chair 

Chico Manning
System Vice President, Enterprise Supply Chain, PIH Health 

Representative of the hospital industry

Baljeet Sangha 
Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director, San Francisco Health Network, San Francisco Department of Public Health  
Representative of the hospital industry

Cameron M. Stewart
Co-Founder, Alcam Medical  
Representative of a minority business enterprise

Tracy Stanhoff 
President & Creative Director, AD PRO, President, American Indian Camber of Commerce of CA
Representative of a minority business enterprise

Ruksana Azhu Valappil
Founder & CEO of NEEV, Inc.   
Representative of a women business enterprise

Theresa A. Martinez
CEO & President, Community Connections, LLC.  
Representative of a women business enterprise

Jackson Dalton
President, Black Box Safety, Inc.
Representative of a disabled veteran business enterprise      

Lilly Rocha                                                      
Member, HONOR LGBT PAC, CEO & Executive Director, Latino Restaurant Association  
Representative of an LGBT business enterprise

Cecil Plummer                                                      
Chief Executive Officer, Mojo Hire
Representative expert in the field of supplier diversity  

Tara Lynn Gray 
Director, California Office of the Small Business Advocate 
Representative expert in the field of supplier diversity

Meeting Archive

November 15, 2023

March 21,2023

November 15, 2022

September 20, 2022

August 16, 2022

May 3, 2022

November 16, 2021

June 23, 2021

March 12, 2021


Contact the HSDC at supplier.diversity@hcai.ca.gov.


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