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Bob joined Youth and Family Assistance as Executive Director in 2002 and successfully guided the agency's recent merger with Family and Community Enrichment Services, Inc. Prior to that, Bob served as CEO of Shanti, a San Francisco non-profit agency that serves people with terminal diseases. During his five-year tenure at Shanti, Bob expanded the agency's scope and tripled its budget to $5.2 million. Originally from Chicago, Bob is a graduate of Loyola University and has earned master's degrees from the University of Illinois and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary.

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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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The Rev. Monsignor Gregory A. Cox is executive director of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, one of the largest social service providers in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties since 1919. In more than 50 offices and community centers, the agency rendered over 1 million services each year. Clients come for emergency food and shelter, low-cost before- and after-school childcare, immigration and refugee assistance, psychological services, computer and jobs skills training, and other supportive services.

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Ralph Silber is executive director of the Alameda Health Consortium, an association of eight community health centers based in Alameda County. The consortium works to achieve comprehensive, accessible health care and improved outcomes for everyone in the county through policy, advocacy and program activities. The eight community health centers are Asian Health Services, Axis Community Health, La Clinica de La Raza, LifeLong Medical Care, Native American Health Center, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Tri-City Health Center and West Oakland Health Council.

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Paul Ginsburg is nationally recognized for his work in health economics and health policy, especially health care market changes and cost trends. He previously served as executive director of the Physician Payment Review Commission and as deputy assistant director of the Congressional Budget Office. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

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Olis Simmons is executive director of Youth UpRising, an east Oakland youth center offering a wide range of programs and services that develop leadership and combat racial tensions and violence among Oakland youth. Simmons has nearly 20 years of public and private sector experience in youth leadership development, child welfare, health care and economic development. She guided the development of Youth UpRising, a state-of-the-art 25,000-sq.-ft. center.

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Nancy M. Friedman is executive director of Vote Health, an organization fighting for expanded health care and ultimately for a single-payer national health fund. Friedman was raised with a keen awareness that good health is fundamental to living a good life. Yet had she not been insured in the past few years -- giving her timely access to costly medical tests, procedures and hospital care -- she would not be alive. Vote Health seeks to ensure that health care is a right, not a privilege.

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Molin Malicay is executive director of the Sonoma County Indian Health Project in Santa Rosa, Calif. Mr. Malicay works directly with project advisors, administrators and staff to ensure quality health care for the American Indian community. Mr. Malicay works closely with the following tribes: Dry Creek Rancheria, Cloverdale, Manchester/Point Arena, Lytton and Stewart's Point. He has worked in the areas of management, planning, training, evaluation and computer application in health and tribal administration. He also is a trained meeting facilitator.

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Michael R. Cousineau is a associate professor of family medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Cousineau's work focuses on policy issues that impact access to primary care, health care financing, and health insurance coverage. He has conducted many funded research projects, most recently "The effects of privatization on health services for the poor in Los Angeles," funded by the Randolph and Doris Haynes Foundation. He is currently funded by The California Endowment to evaluate health programs for the poor.

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Marilyn Mochel is clinical director of Healthy House of Merced, Calif. Healthy House, a community non-profit, provides services and training programs aimed at solving problems related to language and cultural difficulties in a health care and social services setting. Ms. Mochel co-founded a multicultural health care coalition that eventually evolved into Health House. That coalition was called MATCH, an acronym for Multidisciplinary Approach to Cross-cultural Health. A registered nurse, Ms.

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