Council Meeting March 13 (Day 1)

California Health Workforce Education and Training Council (Council)

Committee Details

The California Health Workforce Education and Training Council is responsible for helping coordinate California’s health workforce education and training to develop a health workforce that meets California’s health care needs.


To All Interested Parties:
24 HOUR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following California Health Workforce Education and Training Council member will be attending the March 13, 2024, meeting remotely:

  • Vernita Todd


March 13, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Board/Committee may not discuss or act on any matter raised during the public comment section that is not included on this agenda, except to place the matter on a future meeting agenda. (Government Code §§ 11125, 11125.7, subd. (a).)

Day 1
Microsoft Teams Link for Public Participation

Call in Line (audio only): 1-916-535-0978
Conference ID: 357 137 055#

Day 2
March 14, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Day 1 Agenda Wednesday, March 13, 2024

  1. Call to Order
    Facilitator:  Van Ton-Quinlivan, Chair

  2. Swearing in and Introduction of New Council Member – To swear in and introduce new council member, Rebecca Ruan-O’Shaughnessy, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
    Facilitator:  Elizabeth Landsberg, Director, HCAI

  3. Roll Call
    Facilitator:  Charise Frisch, HCAI Staff

  4. Approval of December Meeting Minutes– Vote to approve the December Meeting Minutes.
    Facilitator:  Van Ton-Quinlivan, Council Chair

  5. HCAI Director Remarks
    Presenter:  Elizabeth Landsberg, Director, HCAI

  6. HCAI Workforce Program and Recommendations Update
    Presenter:  Libby Abbott, Deputy Director, Health Workforce Development, HCAI

  7. Health Workforce Research Data Center Update – To update the Council on two new data dashboards and share related data visualizations offered by HCAI.
    Presenters:  Eric Neuhauser, Research and Evaluation Section Chief, Health Workforce Development, HCAI and Phil Morris, Research Scientist, Healthcare Analytics Branch, HCAI

Lunch Break

  1. Oral Health Recommendations Discussion – To discuss oral health recommendations drafted from the September meeting discussion for the Council’s vote and approval.
    Presenters: Hovik Khosrovian, Senior Policy Advisor, Health Workforce Development, HCAI and Nader Nadershahi, Dean, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

  2. Allied Health Recommendations – To review allied health topics from the December meeting and present recommendations for the Council’s vote and approval.
    Facilitator: Jalaunda Granville, Policy Section Chief, Health Workforce Development, HCAI and Chris Perry, State Policy Unit Manager, Health Workforce Development, HCAI

  3. Allied Health Professions Spotlight: Wellness Coach – To introduce the Council to HCAI’s work developing a new allied health profession: Wellness Coach.
    Presenters: Christian Jones, State Policy Analyst, Healthcare Policy Analyst, Health Workforce Development, HCAI and Ben Gamache, Healthcare Policy Analyst, Health Workforce Development, HCAI

  4. General Public Comment
    Facilitator:  Van Ton-Quinlivan, Chair

  5. Recess Day One Meeting
    Facilitator:  Van Ton-Quinlivan, Chair

Board Members 

Abby Snay, M.Ed.
Catherine Kennedy, RN
Cedric Rutland, MD
Deena McRae, MD
Elizabeth Landsberg
Judith Liu, RN MSN
Katherine Flores, MD
Kevin Grumbach, MD
Nader Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD
Raul Ramirez
Rehman Attar, MPH
Roger Liu, PhD
Van Ton-Quinlivan, MBA 
Vernita Todd, MBA 

HCAI Staff

Elizabeth Landsberg, Director
Libby Abbott, Deputy Director
Hovik Khosrovian, Senior Policy Advisor
Jalaunda Granville, Policy Section Chief
Jean-Paul Buchanan, Legal

The California Health Workforce Education and Training Council (Council) agenda and other notices about meetings are posted online and can be found by searching for the California Health Workforce Education and Training Council (Council) and meeting month at

For further information about this meeting, please contact or send a letter to The Department of Health Care Access and Information, 2020 West El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95833.

The Board/Committee may take action under any agenda item.

Every effort will be made to address each agenda item as listed. However, the agenda order is tentative and subject to change without prior notice. Items not listed on the agenda will not be considered. The Board/Committee may take a brief break during the meeting. Members of the public are NOT required to identify themselves or provide other information to attend or participate in this meeting. If Microsoft Teams (or other platform) requires a name, you may enter “Anonymous”. You may also input fictitious information for other requested information if required to attend the meeting (e.g.,

This meeting is accessible to persons with a disability. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting HCAI at (916) 326-3700 or sending a written request to that person at 2020 West El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95833. Providing your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.