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Margarita Chapman is executive director of Creating Healthy Lives, a nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for Indian Wells Valley residents and surrounding High Desert residents through the development of health and wellness programs. The organization offers custom-tailored worksite health promotional programs as well as resources on managing health disorders, physical fitness, nutrition, and smoking and other life-threatening habits.

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Luisa Buada is executive director of the Ravenswood Family Health Center, a free medical clinic offering health care for the medically underserved in East Palo Alto.

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Lillian Galedo is executive director of Filipinos for Affirmative Action, an organization working to advance social and economic justice and realize democratic and human rights for Filipinos in the East Bay. FAA serves the more than 120,000 Filipinos in the East Bay, focusing on Union City in southern Alameda County, Oakland and Alameda in northern Alameda County, and San Pablo, Hercules and Pinole in west Contra Costa County. FAA focuses its work on the most vulnerable populations, including low- to moderate-income immigrants, newcomers and youth.

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Larry Cohen is executive director and founder of the Oakland-based Prevention Institute. He has been an advocate for public health and prevention since 1972. He was the founding director of the Contra Costa County Prevention Program, where he formed the first coalition in the nation to change tobacco policy. The coalition passed local anti-smoking ordinances and served as a catalyst for other statewide and national efforts, including smoking bans on airplanes and restrictions in public places, restaurants, and workplaces.

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Kurt Chismark is executive director of Catholic Social Service of Solano County and Catholic Social Service of Sacramento, human services agencies that reaches out to the poor, lonely, aged and distressed with a commitmment and advocacy to social justice and caring. The organizations provide programs that include friendship services for senior citizens, family assistance, anger management, parenting skills, and counseling and immigration services.

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Lance Linares is executive director of the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, a public, nonprofit organization created by area residents as a permanent resource for the entire county. Founded in 1982, the Community Foundation seeks to promote philanthropy to make Santa Cruz County a better place to live, now and in the future.

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Ms. Kathryn McDonald is the executive director of CHP/PCOR and a senior scholar at the centers. She is also associate director of the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center, and leads CHP/PCOR's Quality and Patient Safety Indicators project. Her work focuses on evidence-based medicine, medical technology assessment, health care quality and patient safety.

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Karen Topakian is on the board of advisors for the Agape Foundation: Fund for Nonviolent Social Change, a nonprofit public foundation that raises and distributes funds to groups working for nonviolent social change. Previously, she was its executive director. Since its formation in 1969 by pacifists and anti-war activists in Palo Alto, Calif., the San Francisco-based Agape Foundation has provided millions of dollars to nonviolent, grassroots organizations throughout the western United States.

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June Cummings is executive director of the Emani House, a facility that provides housing and treatment for women suffering from substance abuse, mental health problems and potentially life-threatening illnesses, including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C, in Solano County. The Emani House is a six-bed supportive living residence for women who are dual- or triple-diagnosed.

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Judith Stein founded the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. in 1986. She is currently the Executive Director. Ms. Stein has focused on legal representation of the elderly since beginning her legal career in 1975. From 1977 until 1986, Ms. Stein was the Co-Director of Legal Assistance to Medicare Patients (LAMP) where she managed the first Medicare advocacy program in the country. She has extensive experience in developing and administering Medicare advocacy projects, representing Medicare beneficiaries, producing educational materials, teaching and consulting.

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