Post Mortem: 2021 Forum on California’s Future Health Care Workforce

Post Mortem: 2021 Forum on California’s Future Health Care Workforce
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About Our Special Guests:

Michael V. Drake, M.D., UC President

Dr. Michael V. Drake is the 21st president of the University of California. He oversees UC’s world-renowned university system of 10 campuses, five medical centers, three nationally affiliated labs, more than 280,000 students and 230,000 faculty and staff.

Carrie L. Byington, M.D., UC Health Executive Vice President

Carrie L. Byington, MD, is an academic physician-scientist who has had continuous grant support as principal or coinvestigator totaling approximately $80 million since 1998. Dr. Byington’s research spans the translational spectrum and has focused primarily on bacterial and viral respiratory pathogens in children. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. <<READ MORE>>

Joaquin Arambula, M.D., Assemblymember, District 31

Dr. Joaquin Arambula was first elected in 2016 to represent the 31st Assembly District in the Central Valley. He is the first Latino physician elected to the California State Assembly.  He proudly represents a district that includes 41 percent of the city of Fresno as well as all the rural cities and communities in Fresno County.  <<READ MORE>>

Sandra Hernández, M.D., California Health Care Foundation President/CEO

Prior to joining CHCF, Sandra was CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, which she led for 16 years. She previously served as director of public health for the City and County of San Francisco. She also cochaired San Francisco’s Universal Healthcare Council, which designed Healthy San Francisco. It was the first time a local government in the US attempted to provide health care for all of its constituents.  <<READ MORE>>

Meet Participants from MiMentor, LMSA & LPOC:

Griselda Aguilar, MiMentor/Alliance In Mentorship CEO

Griselda grew up in the Salinas Valley, known as the “Salad Bowl of the World,” where she learned to appreciate the value of hard work, like the lettuce picking her father did in the fields. As Griselda says, “My parent’s sacrifices and support became my inspiration to focus on my studies and do well in school, to end the cycle of poverty I was destined to continue.”  <<READ MORE>>

Karina Diaz, Ph.D, LMSA-West, Northern CEO

Karina Diaz is completing her PhD in molecular and cellular biology and transitioning back to medicine as a third-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW SOM). Her devotion and enthusiasm to providing quality healthcare to the underserved Latinx community have pushed her to pursue a career in both medicine and research in academia so she can contribute as an individual and inspire others to do the same. <<READ MORE>>

James Cruz, M.D., Blue Shield of CA, Medical Director, LPOC Board Member

Dr. James Cruz is a data driven, transformative physician leader adept at evidence-based physician practice and hospital-physician collaborations which strengthen provider networks, improve access to care, and reduce total cost of care. He is an expert in initiating and executing creative solutions to improve utilization management, transitions of care, and provider network performance. <<READ MORE>>