September 18th, 2014
Leah McCall Devlin has been elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF’s) board of trustees. Now a professor in the department of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, she also is a consultant to RTI International, a research institute. Devlin was North Carolina’s state health director, a position in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, from 2001 to 2009.
Susannah Fox is the RWJF’s new entrepreneur in residence, a spokesperson for the RWJF told me. This is a six-month position, although it may last longer. Fox formerly was an associate director at the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. There, “she combined traditional survey research with fieldwork in online patient communities.” Fox, “a health and technology storyteller and trend spotter,” will be “a valuable asset [to the funder’s] efforts to build a Culture of Health,” the spokesperson noted.
Bradley Gilbert, CEO of Inland Empire Health Plan, was elected to the board of directors of the California HealthCare Foundation, said a July press release. Inland Empire is a not-for-profit public health plan in California. The plan is based in Rancho Cucamonga. He started his career there as chief medical officer back in 1996. Gilbert holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Martha (“Marty”) Jimenez has been named executive vice president/counsel to the California Endowment. She will start on October 27. Her responsibilities will include being chief adviser to the endowment’s president and CEO, Bob Ross, “on governance matters, organizational and operational effectiveness and strategy” and serving as legal counsel, according to an August 20 press release. Most recently, Jimenez has been senior counsel for Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina. Read the rest of this entry »