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Wendy Lazarus is founder and co-president of The Children's Partnership, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan child advocacy organization with offices in Santa Monica, Calif., and Washington, D.C. Lazarus has spent nearly 25 years working as a children's advocate to secure improved health care and other needed supports for children and families. She served as the Children's Defense Fund's first director of health, as founding vice president for policy for Children Now, and as a consultant to the Conrad Hilton and Piton foundations.

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Suzie Xuyen Dong-Matsuda, M.S.W., is the Pacific Asian Unit service chief at the Orange County Health Care Agency. She is a licensed clinical social worker and also has a private psychotherapy practice. In 2004, she was selected as one of the \"Top 30 Vietnamese Americans to Watch\" by the Orange County Register. She has spoken on mental health issues on Vietnamese radio and TV and writes occasionally for Vietnamese newspapers and magazines.

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Susan B. Sorenson is a professor of criminology and social policy and a senior fellow in public health at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was a professor of community health sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health, where she taught a graduate course in family and sexual violence \"- the first violence prevention course in a school of public health in the nation. She also taught a course on fatal violence that focuses on guns and gun policy.

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Dr. Susan Fernyak is deputy health officer for San Francisco and director of the Department of Public Health's Communicable Disease Control and Prevention section. Her section is responsible for epidemiology, surveillance and disease control, immunization programs and bioterrorism preparedness and response. As director, she has managed San Francisco's smallpox vaccination program and the city and county's response to SARS.

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Speranza Avram is a longtime leader in the field of rural health and technology. Since March, 2010, she has served as executive director of the Northern California Regional Extension Center, which provides provide technical assistance to physicians and other providers in their transition to electronic health records.  She previously served as associate executive of the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health.

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Dr. Lee is director of UC Berkeley's Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, one of 11 centers established by the National Institute on Aging that form part of the national infrastructure for developing the emerging field of the demography of aging. Dr. Lee is the author of numerous articles, papers and publications.

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Dr. Robert Cooper is executive director of the West Oakland Health Council, a nonprofit organization providing primary care, mental health and substance abuse recovery services at five clinics to residents of Emeryville, southwest Berkeley and north, east and west Oakland.

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Dr. Peter Yellowlees is a psychiatry professor and director of Academic Information Systems at UC Davis. His main interests are in improving access to health and education services using information technologies. After medical training in London, he worked in Australia for 20 years, then moved to UC Davis to continue his research in telemedicine and e-health. He has an international reputation in telemedicine and long-distance health and education delivery.

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Len Nichols, a highly respected healthcare economist, is the director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University. Previously he directed the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation, which aimed to expand health insurance coverage to all Americans while reining in costs and improving the efficiency of the overall health care system. Before joining New America, Dr.

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Kip Wiley is a policy consultant for the California State Senate's Office of Research, a bipartisan government office that develops and evaluates public-policy initiatives for the California State Senate. Wiley is responsible for researching and developing policies and advising Senate members, staff and committees on issues related to food, agriculture, natural resources, wildlife, ocean and coastal resources, air quality, groundwater contamination including contamination by MTBE and chromium VI, parks and recreation, seismic safety, transportation, and sport and commercial fishing.

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