California Health Workforce Education and Training Council

California Health and Safety Code Section 128215

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

Public Meetings

Council Meetings: July 12, 2022

The council is composed of 17 members who, together, represent various graduate medical education and training programs, health professions, including, but not limited to, specialties for primary care and behavioral health, and consumer representatives who shall serve at the pleasure of their appointing authorities, as follows:

Governor’s Appointments

  • Audrey Dow, MA, Senior Vice President of the Campaign for College Opportunity
  • Kathryn Dresslar, Governmental Affairs
  • Kevin Grumbach, MD, Chair, Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Nader Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD, Dean, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • Van Ton-Quinlivan, MBA, CEO Futuro Health
  • Cedric Rutland, MD, CEO Rutland Medical Group

Assembly Speaker Appointments

  • Katherine Flores, MD, Family Physician
  • Judith Lui, RN, MSN, United Nurses Association of California/Union of Healthcare Professionals
  • Roger Liu, PhD, Director of Medical Education, Altamed Institute for Health Equity Altamed

Senate Rules Committee Appointments

  • Sandy Baker, RN, Nursing
  • Catherine Kennedy, RN, California Nurses Association
  • Vernita Todd, MBA, FACHE, Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, San Ysidro Health

State Government Appointments

  • Sylvia Alva, PhD, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Chancellor of the California State University’s designee
  • Yingjia Huang, Assistant Deputy Director, Department of Health Care Services
  • Elizabeth Landsberg, Director of the Department of Health Care Access and Information
  • Sandra Sanchez, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development Division, Chancellor of the California Community Colleges designee
  • Cathryn L. Nation, MD, UC Vice President, UC Health, University of California Office of the President

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