Steering Committee

UCSF Anchor Institution Steering Committee Members:

  • Jess Ghannam (Co-Chair), Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health Sciences, School of Medicine, UCSF
  • Monique LeSarre (Co-Chair), Executive Director, Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness
  • Tomas Aragon, Health Officer, Department of Public Health, City and County of San Francisco
  • Lisa Berens, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Dentistry, UCSF
  • Jeffrey Chiu, Vice President, Human Resources, UCSF
  • Chuck Collins, President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of San Francisco
  • Shelby Decosta, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business development, & Chief Strategy Officer, UCSF Health
  • Luis Granados, Chief Executive Officer, Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
  • Kevin Grumbach, Professor and Chair, Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, UCSF
  • Saeeda Hafiz, Wellness Policy Project Manager, School Health Program, San Francisco Unified School District
  • Jim Hine, Associate Vice Chancellor, Supply Chain Management, UCSF
  • Artanesha Jackson, FINDconnect Program Manager, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
  • Melissa Jones, Executive Director, BARHI - Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
  • Donald T. Kishi, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Associate Dean of Students and Curricular Affairs, School of Pharmacy, UCSF
  • Saidah Leatutufu, Director, Economic Advancement, HOPE SF
  • Douglas M. Parrish, President and CEO of Red Dipper, Inc., Vice President of SF African American Chamber of Commerce
  • M.F. Chester Palesoo, Leadership Development Consultant, API Consulting Network
  • Howard Pinderhughes, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, UCSF
  • Ellie Rossiter, Initiative Officer and Partnership Director, HOPE SF, San Francisco Foundation
  • Victor Rubin, Vice President for Research, PolicyLink
  • Christina Shea, Deputy Chief/Director of Clinical Services of Richmond Area Multi-Services
  • Elizabeth Silva, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Graduate Division, UCSF
  • Marie Sturgell, Real Estate Consultant, REMAX Prestigious Properties
  • Joaquin Torres, Director, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Office of the Mayor
  • Shannon Turner, (Co-Chair), Controller, UCSF
  • Francesca Vega, Vice Chancellor, Community & Government Relations, UCSF
  • Donald Woodson, Director, Center for Science, Education & Outreach, Office of Diversity and Outreach, UCSF
  • Naomi Wortis, Clinical Professor, Family & Community Medicine, School of Medicine, UCSF