San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage, A Coalition for Health

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Who We Are

SDHCC stands apart as a coalition.  As a unique and diverse partnership, the coalition is committed to non-partisan and inclusive collaboration that bridges the divide and builds consensus toward real change.  Our premise is that we are better off working together to find common ground than allowing our differences to divide and defeat us.

San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage (SDHCC) is a non-profit corporation led by a unique and diverse Board of Directors.  Our Board is comprised of representatives from consumer, business, education, local government, healthcare and other community organizations.

Board Members

Board Members

San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage (SDHCC) is a non-profit corporation led by a unique and diverse Board of Directors.  Our Board is comprised of representatives from consumer, business, education, local government, healthcare and other community organizations.

Richard S. Ledford, President
President, Ledford Enterprises

Gregory E. Knoll, Esq. Vice President
President/CEO, Legal Aid Society of San Diego and
Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy

Irma Cota, MPH  Secretary/Treasurer
President/CEO, North County Health Services

Karma Hartman Bass, MPH
Vice-President, Accord Limited

James Beaubeaux
COO, San Diego County Medical Society

Steven A. Escoboza
President/CEO, Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties

Sylvia Hampton
League of Women Voters of San Diego County

Nick Macchione, MPH
Director, County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency

Sabra Matovsky
Director of Provider Services, Molina Health Plan

Steve O’Kane
President/CEO, San Diego Council of Community Clinics

Frank Panarisi
Retired, Business and Government

Jack Rogers
Chair, San Diego Business Healthcare Connection (BHC)
Principal, Inpsychful

Nancy Sasaki
Executive Director, Alliance Healthcare Foundation

Mia Savoia, MD
Dean for Medical Education, UCSD School of Medicine

Harriet Seldin, DMD
San Diego County Dental Society

Peter Shih
Deputy Director, County of San Diego Health and Human Services

Sara Steinhoffer
Vice President, Government Relations, Sharp Healthcare

Steve Williams, Sc.D.
Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services, SDSU

Peter Zschiesche
Director, Employee Rights Center, Labor Council of San Diego

Coalition Members

SDHCC Coalition Members

In addition to the Board of Directors, other community members serve as Coalition members and are actively engaged in our activities.  Current Coalition members are listed below:

Kitty Bailey
VRight Care

Michael Bardin
Senior Director, Government and Public Affairs, Scripps Health

Clyde (Bud) Beck, MD
Community Health Consultant

Cecile Bereal
BHC Board Member
Owner, RMA Management Alliance

Aaron Byzak
Director of Government Affairs
UCSD Healthcare

Michael Carr
CEO, Social Advocates for Youth
Social Services

Laura Cyphert, CPA
Moss-Adams

Susan Deurkson
Communications Director, Center on Policy Initiatives

Tracy Finlayson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, SDSU School of Public Health

Jennette Lawrence Shay
Director of Government and Community Relations
Family Health Centers of San Diego

Barbara Mandel
Executive Director
San Diego County Medical Society Foundation

Carol Neidenberg
Director of Policy, Training and Development, Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy

Rhonda Freeman, MPH
Health Planning and Program Specialist
County Health and Human Services Agency

Enrique Gandarilla
Executive Director, City Heights Business Association

Kristen Garrett, MPH
CEO, Community Health Improvement Partners

Stephanie Jungersen
Vice President, North County Economic Development Corporation

Rogelio Lopez
Sr. Public Programs Administrator, HealthNet

Erick Lundy
Erick Lundy and Associates

Vince Mudd
CEO, San Diego Office Interiors

Hannah Gravette
San Diego Organizing Project

Claire McGreal
Organizing for America

Tom McGreal
Organizing for America

Mike Nagy
SD Regional Chamber of Commerce

John Ohanian
Executive Director, 211 San Diego

Mary Parra
BHC Board Member
Director of Oncology Services, ScrippsHealth

Leslie Pels-Beck
Vice President and COO
Sharp Health Plan

Gary Rotto
Director of Health Policy and Fund Development
San Diego Council of Community Clinics

Shreya Sasaki, MPH
Senior Community Benefit Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Ann Warren
Director of Provider Relations
CommunityHealth Group

Jason Wells
CEO, San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce

Staff

Staff Members

Jan C. Spencley
Executive Director

Kamal Muilenburg
Associate Director

Funders and Partners

Funders and Partners

SDHCC has numerous partner organizations with whom we work, or who have funded our efforts.   Current Funders include:

  • The California Endowment
  • Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente of San Diego

Click here for links to our Funders and Partners.