California Health Workforce Education and Training Council

California Health and Safety Code Section 128250

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:

March 2024 California Health Workforce Education and Training Council Meeting Minutes

June 12, 2024

June 13, 2024

About the Council

The council is composed of 18 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

Assembly Speaker Appointments

  • Katherine Flores, MD, Family Physician
  • Judith Liu, 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

  • Catherine Kennedy, RN, California Nurses Association
  • Kimberly Perris, DNP, RN, CNL, PHN, Caritas Coach®, Director of Nursing | Assistant Professor, RN-BSN Program, School of Applied Health, California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
  • Vernita Todd, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, San Ysidro Health

State Government Appointments

  • Rehman Attar, MPH, Director of Healthcare and Workforce Development, Representative of the California State University
  • Elizabeth Landsberg, Department of Health Care Access and Information
  • Deena McRae, MD, Associate Vice President, University of California Health
  • Raul Ramirez, Chief, Provider Enrollment, Program Operations, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Rebecca Ruan-O’Shaughnessy, Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Support, California Community Colleges
  • Abby Snay, Deputy Secretary, Future of Work, California Labor, and Workforce Development Agency

Contact Us


Phone: (916) 326-3700