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With 10 years of administration and operations experience, Grace Li joined On Lok in 2001 as the director of program operations. On Lok SeniorHealth is a comprehensive health plan that provides long-term care for eligible seniors living in San Francisco and Fremont. The program offers full medical care and support services with the goal of helping seniors live at home and in the community for as long as possible. Ms. Li brings expertise in orchestrating new site openings, managing the integration of software applications, and overseeing complex systems and health care programs.

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Gordan Chin is executive director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, an organization seeking to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. Based in the Chinatown neighborhood, Chinatown CDC also serves other San Francisco neighborhoods, including North Beach and the Tenderloin. Chinatown CDC serves as a community development organization with many roles, including neighborhood advocates, organizers, planners, and developers and managers of affordable housing.

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Many would describe Dr. Harris as an "activist researcher." She focuses her efforts on combating diseases that primarily afflict people in developing nations. For example, she hopes that her research on the molecular biology of the dengue virus will eventually lead to a vaccine or antiviral therapies, while her work in dengue-endemic countries like Nicaragua will lead to better control of the mosquito that transmits dengue.

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Ms. Eileen Kunz is the director for policy and government relations for On Lok Inc. On Lok is a comprehensive health plan that provides long-term care for eligible seniors living in San Francisco and Fremont. The program offers full medical care and support services with the goal of helping seniors live at home and in the community for as long as possible.

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Ed Penhoet is a board member and former president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a grant-making organization that funds projects related to environmental conservation and science in the San Francisco Bay Area. The veteran biotech leader also serves as vice chairman of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state's stem cell agency. Previously, Penhoet served as dean of the School of Public Health at the UC Berkeley. In 1981, he co-founded Chiron Corp. and served as its chief executive officer until 1998.

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Doreena Wong is a senior attorney for the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), a national, nonprofit law firm working to increase and improve access to quality health care on behalf of limited-income individuals. It provides legal analysis and representation, information, education, and policy advocacy. Wong focuses on the needs of immigrants and limited English-proficient populations for culturally and linguistically appropriate health care services.

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Don Cohon has been on the clinical faculty in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco since 1982. Currently, he is director of Edgewood Center for Children and Families' Institute for the Study of Community-Based Services. The Edgewood Center provides care for severely emotionally disturbed and learning disabled children, ages 5 to 14, most of whom have suffered parental abuse, neglect, or prenatal substance exposure.

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The YMCA of San Francisco addresses many of the major challenges faced by Bay Area residents, including substance abuse prevention, child care, at-risk youth, the isolated elderly and new immigrants struggling for a foothold in America. Through its branches and community-based programs in four Bay Area counties, the YMCA of San Francisco offers mentoring and counseling services, health and wellness programs, environmental education in schools and youth sports and recreation.

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Dr. Catherine Eng is medical director of On Lok, a nonprofit organization founded in the early 1970s by a group of citizens concerned about the plight of frail elders and the lack of long-term options in the community. Eng has always had an interest in health care for the elderly. In 1981, she joined On Lok as a staff physician, and in 1992 became medical director of the health plan. On Lok SeniorHealth is a comprehensive health plan that provides long-term care for eligible seniors living in San Francisco and Fremont.

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Carmen Burgos is program manager for the Kern Health Consumer Center (KHCC), a service agency that helps low-income residents of Kern County navigate the health care system. KHCC is a project of Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, a nonprofit organization offering free legal services in civil matters to low-income residents of Kern County. KHCC is a part of the Health Consumer Alliance, a united effort of nine legal services agencies to address the health access problems of California consumers, particuarly low-income consumers.

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