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Prevention Institute's Board of Directors support the organization's core values and commitment to community prevention and health equity. Our Board members contribute professional expertise and understanding of community issues, and oversee and ensure organizational integrity, quality and vision. Prevention Institute is also privileged to work with a group of nationally renowned advisors who provide expertise related to our specific projects and areas of focus.

Prevention Institute Board of Directors

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Judy Derman, RN, MHS (Secretary)
Director, Internet Services Group, Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

 

 

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Kathleen Martin, MPA (Treasurer)
Office of the Sheriff (retired), Contra Costa County, CA
Marblehead, MA

 

 

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Michael Pastor, MSW, (Chair)
Psychotherapist; Chair, New York Psychotherapy Group
New York, NY

 

 

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Daniel P. Perales, DrPH, MPH
Professor; Director MPH Distance Program, San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

 

 

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Howard Pinderhughes, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF; Research Associate, Institute for the Study of Social Change, UC Berkeley; Affiliated Faculty, UCSF Institute for Health and Aging
Berkeley, CA

 

 

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Marilyn Ritholz, Ph.D.
Senior Psychologist, Joslin Diabetes Center
Supervising Psychologist, Children's Hospital, Boston
Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

 

 

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Kalahn Taylor-Clark, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Health Administration and Policy, Senior Health Policy Advisor
George Mason University, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics
Washington, DC

 

 

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Elva Yañez
Policy Consultant and Principal, Colibri Strategies Inc
Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

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Larry Cohen
Executive Director
Prevention Institute
Oakland, CA
Larry Cohen's Bio

 

 

 

Executive Advisory Board

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Kim Belshé
Senior Policy Advisor
Public Policy Institute of California

 

 

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Georges Benjamin

Executive Director
American Public Health Association

 

 

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Kelly Brownell

Dean and Professor of Public Policy, Duke University
Director, Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

 

 

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Anna Caballero
Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency
State of California

 

 

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Mari Egan
Director of Medical Student Education, Department of Family Medicine
Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

 

 

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Trevor Hancock
Professor and Senior Scholar
School of Public Health and Social Policy
University of Victoria

 

 

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Dick Jackson
Professor and Chair
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
UCLA School of Public Health

 

 

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Kathy Ko Chin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

 

 

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Marion Nestle
Paulette Goddard Professor
Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health
New York University

 

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Jean Nudelman
Director of Northern California Community Benefit Programs
Kaiser Permanente

 

 

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Deborah Prothrow-Stith
Adjunct Professor, Harvard School of Public Health
Consultant, Spencer Stuart

 

 

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Brian D. Smedley
Vice President and Director of Health Policy Institute
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

 

 

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Esta Soler
President
Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund)

 

 

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Adewale Troutman

Director of Public Health Practice and Leadership
University of South Florida

 

 

 

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Lawrence Wallack

Professor of Community Health
Dean, College of Urban and Public Affairs
Portland State University