Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Jeff is the Co-Founder and President of HCC. He has been a health executive, educator and consultant for 27 years. Since his own undergraduate internship in 1982, in HCC predecessor program, he has held senior administrative positions in hospitals, medical groups, academic institutions and his own consulting firm. He is currently the Associate Dean of Public Health Practice at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He also is a leader in California Health Workforce and Diversity efforts as Co-Director of the California Health Professions Consortium and The California Health Workforce Alliance. Jeff teaches healthcare management at UC Berkeley School of Public Health and previously taught for 5 years at Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to coming to Berkeley he held executive roles in leading organizations including Partners Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group and Alta Bates Medical Center. Jeff obtained his masters degrees in Business Administration and Public Health from U.C. Berkeley where he met HCC’s other Founders.


Donna is HCC Co-Founder, and has been a senior healthcare executive for over 25 years. She is currently a senior executive with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. Donna has held hospital and medical group positions in Kaiser for the past 20 years, including serving as a Medical Group Administrator, Lead for the Northern California Health Connect Implementation and her current role as Regional Director for Business Services. Donna has her masters degrees in Business and Public Health from U.C. Berkeley. She was an intern while obtaining her undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford.


Julie is HCC Co-Founder, and has been a senior healthcare executive and consultant for over 25 years. She is the President of her own consulting firm, Julie M. Brown and Associates. Prior to starting her firm, Julie held senior executive positions in Kaiser Hospitals, including being the CEO of Kaiser South San Francisco. Julie also held executive positions at Alta Bates Medical Center and Blue Cross. Julie obtained masters degrees in Business and Public Health from U.C. Berkeley. She also attended Berkeley as an undergraduate during which time she did an internship at UCSF.


Francis is a Co-Founder of HCC with a passion to help diverse populations become aware of the opportunities that exist in education and career. Francis began his career in Brand Management with P&G and Frito-Lay/PepsiCo. As one of the first employees of Start-Up Specialty Brands, Francis helped grow the business to $400 Million in annual revenue where he departed as Division President. He has spent the last several years as an Executive in Silicon Valley leveraging emerging technology to revitalize traditional business models. As a marketing and business development leader, Fran’s engagements have been influential in achieving successful outcomes for multiple emerging technology companies; including 3 start-ups acquired by industry leaders, one IPO, raising $60 million in Private Equity, and participating in the closing and operational integration of multiple brand and business mergers and acquisitions. Fran claims he “bleeds Blue and Gold” as he obtained both his master’s degree in Business Administration and his undergraduate degree in Economics from U.C. Berkeley.


Fred has worked in a variety of industries and executive positions during his career in Silicon Valley. His first six years were spent in the finance and manufacturing organizations at Tandem computers, where he rose to the position of General Manager. Fred subsequently moved to EFI, the leading company in the industrial printing industry, where he assumed a number of roles. During his last twelve years at EFI, as President and a member of the Board of Directors, Fred helped the company transition from 100% OEM revenue to a direct sales organization with a portfolio of products including application software and large-scale digital printing hardware. He was responsible for operations (manufacturing and service/support included), worldwide sales and marketing, IT, and HR. Since leaving EFI, Fred has helped CEOs at several start-ups, including Coursera in the online education market, and Pure Sense in the water conservation market. Most recently, Fred co-founded an autonomous driving company,, with Stanford graduate students. His educational credentials include an engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.


Our Board of Directors combined have over 150 years of experience and leadership in healthcare management, workforce development, and mentorship.