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John Golenski is executive director of the George Mark Children's House, a children's respite and end-of-life care facility in San Leandro, Calif., for children with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. All care is informed by the principles of palliative care. Additional support services are available to all family members, and services are provided regardless of a family's ability to pay. Golenski joined the George Mark Children's House after a long career in clinical services, health care ethics and health policy. From 1978 to 1979, he was executive director of the Shanti Project.

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Dr. Barbara C. Staggers is director of adolescent medicine at Children's Hospital Oakland. She also serves as director of external affairs and community relations. She earned her B.A. in psychology from UC Berkeley, her M.D. from UC San Francisco, and a master's in public health (in health education) from UC Berkeley. She completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Oakland and her fellowship in adolescent medicine at UCSF. Recipient of numerous national and state honors and awards, Dr. Staggers is a national authority on high-risk youth, urban and minority youth, violence and health care issues of multicultural societies

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Alex Briscoe was appointed director of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency in January 2010. Previously he served as the agency's deputy director. Before joining the county, he was the director of the Chappell Hayes Health Center at McClymonds High School in West Oakland. The Chappell Hayes Health Center is a satellite outpatient center of Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. Mr. Briscoe earned a B.A. from Vassar College in urban studies and a master's in marriage and family counseling from the University of San Francisco. He is a mental health practitioner specializing in adolescent services and youth development. Mr.

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