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Sometimes, all a doctor with a checkered past wants is some peace and quiet.

Dr. Paul William Anderson had a little trouble with a medical malpractice lawsuit in Nebraska. The Medical Board of Nebraska wanted the radiologist to explain why he had failed to diagnose a tumor that ended up blinding one of his patients.

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The Center for Ecoliteracy is a public foundation that supports a grantmaking program for educational organizations and school communities, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dedicated to education for sustainable living, the center's philosophy is that societies do not need to invent sustainable human communities. They can learn from societies that have lived sustainably for centuries. They can also model communities after nature's ecosystems, which are sustainable communities of plants, animals and microorganisms.

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Formerly executive director of the Tides Center, Seldon is now chief executive officer of the Glide Foundation.

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Dr. Washington Burns is executive director of Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, a nonprofit center for community services, education, culture and development in West Oakland. The corporation was organized in 1995 in the Prescott district, an economically deprived and undeveloped community in West Oakland. It evolved out of the conceptual scheme for the adaptive re-use of the former Saint Joseph's Convent. The center offers an immunization and preventive health clinic as well as a senior wellness program.

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Steven Debuskey is executive director of the Fresno Native American Health Center (FNAHC), a nonprofit community-based organization serving the health care needs of urban Native Americans and Alaska Natives in Fresno.

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Stacey A. Katz is executive director of WestCoast Children's Clinic, a psychology clinic providing services to children and their families in the East Bay. WestCoast also seeks to expand the reach of psychological services through practice and research. Over the past 25 years, WestCoast has trained over 200 therapist interns and provided an estimated 450,000 hours of therapy and assessment services to more than 8,000 children and families.

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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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Sharen Carey is executive director of the Big Sur Health Center, an independent, nonprofit, community health care facility serving Monterey County residents. The Big Sur Health Center was founded in 1979 by a determined physician, a nurse and several dedicated volunteers. Since inception the Big Sur Health Center has been and continues to be the only facility south of Carmel and north of Hearst Castle and Cambria -- almost 100 miles of rugged coast.

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Sandra Shewry is president and CEO of the Center for Connected Health Policy. She took a leave of absence from June to December 2010 to serve as a consultant to the state of California on implementing health care reform. Previously, she served as director of the California Department of Health Services, having been appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in March 2004. Prior to its reorganization, the California Department of Health Services was one of the largest departments within state government with a budget of $36 billion and 6,000 employees.

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Roger Doughty is executive director of Horizons Foundation, a San Francisco-based organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through grant-making, strengthening of LGBT organizations and leadership, and increasing philanthropic giving. Doughty was most recently the executive director of Horizons Community Services in Chicago, the Midwest's largest LGBT social service and advocacy organization. During his tenure, Doughty led the organization's expansion into the Chicago LGBT Community Center.

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