Executive Committee

The Ethnic Health Institute operates under the direction and guidance of an Executive Committee. The EHI Executive Committee, which is racially, ethnically and professionally diverse, is charged with supporting EHI's goals by helping to develop, organize and evaluate its services and projects.

John Simmons, M.D., Chairperson
Retired Medical Oncologist
Vanessa Chan, M.D.
President, Chinese American Physicians' Society
Community Physician - Obstetrics/Gynecology
Mildred Crear, R.N., M.P.H.
Community and Education Chair, Bay Area Black Nurses Association
Carol D'Onofrio, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Sharon Diaz, Ph.D. (hc)
President and CEO, Samuel Merritt University
Jocelyn Garrick, M.D., M.S.
EMS Deputy Medical Director, Alameda County Medical Center
Director, Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership
Gloria Harmon, M.S.
Retired Administrator, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Cornelius Hopper, M.D.
Former Chair, SMU Board of Regents,
Emeritus Vice President for Health Affairs, University of California
Mindy Landmark
Regional Lead, Sutter Health Community Benefit
Bessanderson McNeil, M.P.H.
Contra Costa County
Lawrence Ng, M.D.
Asian Outreach Chair, Community Physician
Executive Director, Chinese American Physicians' Society
Arnold Perkins, M.P.H.
Retired Director, Alameda County Public Health Department
Anita Siegel, M.P.H.
Retired Director, Alameda County Public Health Department
Frank Staggers, Jr., M.D.
Medical Director, Berkeley Addiction Treatment Services Center
Shirley Strong, M.Ed.
Chief Diversity Officer, Samuel Merritt University
Arlene Swinderman, M.P.A.
Director, Ethnic Health Institute

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