Advisory Board

Advisory Board

HCC National Advisory Board of accomplished experts, health employer, health professions school and pipeline program leaders provides insight, innovative advise and dynamic perspectives.

The Advisory Board is representative of HCC’s multiple regions, health sectors and major partners. The Advisory Board informs HCC’s Programs, organizational development and provide support to HCC interns and alumni. Many also host HCC interns and lead HCC workshops.

Northern California

  • David Acosta, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity & Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer, UC Davis Health System
  • Adimika Arthur, MPH, Director, UCSF Medical Center
  • Ignatius Bau, Consultant, San Francisco, CA
  • Ronald Garcia, Ph.D, Assistant Dean, Minority Affairs, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Jocelyn Garrick, MD, Executive Director, Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership; Director, Alameda County EMS Agency; President, Mentoring in Medicine & Science, Oakland, CA
  • Kathy Lancaster, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Health Plan
  • Tomas Magaña, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor & Medical Director, Samuel Merritt University; Lead Physician La Clínica de La Raza, Inc.; Francisco Founding Director, FACES for the Future Coalition
  • Ike Mmeje, Chief Executive Officer, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Manteca, CA
  • Arnab Mukherjea, Dr.P.H., MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences,  California State University East Bay
  • Barry Rothman, Ph. D, Professor, Director, Post Baccalaureate Program, San Francisco State University
  • John Yuasa, J.D., Health Consultant, Oakland, CA

Southern California

  • Charles Alexander, Ph.D, Vice Provost, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Cheri Fidler, Director, Center for Healthier Communities, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Gail Orum, PharD., Associate Dean, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA
  • Lucien Wulsin, J.D., Policy Consultant and Founder of Insure the Uninsured Project

Coachella Valley

  • Raul Ruiz, MD, Director of Coachella Valley Health Care Initiative, Coachella, CA, Congressman to CA 36th District
  • Sheila Thornton, Vice President of Workforce Excellence, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership

Central Valley

  • Katherine Flores, MD, Director, Latino Center for Medical Education and Research, University of California San Francisco, Fresno

New England

  • Michael Byrd, MD, MPH Health Policy Researcher and Instructor, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Linda A. Clayton, MD, MPH Health Policy Researcher and Instructor, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Paul Hattis, MD, JD, MPH, Senior Associate Director, MPH Program, and Associate Professor, Tufts University Medical School
  • Wanda McClain, MPP, Executive Director, Center for Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Nancy Turnbull, MBA, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Catherine West, MPA, Chief Executive Officer, Westar Strategic Consulting

New York/New Jersey

  • Marlyn Delva, Associate Dean of Students, Columbia School of Public Health
  • Lynne Holden, MD, President, Mentoring in Medicine, NY
  • Linda Lombardi, Ph.D, Senior Vice President of Operations, Bellevue Hospital, NY
  • Paul Meissner, MSPH, Director, Research Program Development, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Kathleen Whyte,Senior Director, New York City Health & Hospital Corporation

Washington DC

  • Norma Poll-Hunter, PhD, Senior Director, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC

North Carolina

  • Ronnie Bell, PhD, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina
  • Amy Locklear Hertel, JD, MSW Director University of North Carolina, American Indian Center
  • Jeffery Simms, MSPH, MDiv, Director of Professional Development at UNC Chapel Hill School of Public Health, NC


  • Kevin Barnett, Dr. PH, MCRP, Senior Investigator, Public Health Institute
  • Michael Bird, Consultant, Albuquerque, NM
  • Kathy Kwan, MBA, MPH, President, Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation
  • Margaret Lapiz, MBA, MPH Vice President and Board Member, The Permanente Medical Group
  • Edgar Quiroz, MPH, Vice President, Marketing & Community Relations at Horizon Home Health Care and Ace Hospice