and market conditions on access to health care services, particularly for disadvantaged populations, ethnic minorities, and immigrants. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, which he founded in 1994, is supported by grants and contracts that total more than $8 million a year. Brown is also the principal investigator for the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), one of the nation’s largest ongoing health surveys. Brown served as a full-time senior consultant to the President’s Task Force on National Health Care Reform, for which he cochaired the work group on coverage for low-income families and individuals. He has served as health policy adviser to two members of the U.S. Senate, where he was a Senate fellow and developed legislative proposals for major health care reform. He was health policy adviser to several candidates for U.S. president. Brown has also developed legislation for the California Legislature and advised members on a variety of health policy legislative issues. He has presented invited testimony to numerous committees in both houses of the U.S. Congress and in the California Legislature and has provided consultation services to many private, state, federal, and international agencies. He has also served on several study committees of the National Academies. He is a past president of the American Public Health Association.


Luisa Buada, R.N., M.P.H., has 27 years of experience in health care administration, management and organizational development. She was the founding executive director of both Clinicas de Salud in the Salinas Valley and the Berkeley Primary Care Access Clinic. She cofounded Life Long Medical Care in Berkeley, California, as part of a merger with the Over 60 Health Center in 1996. She participated as a consultant in the development of Ravenswood Family Health Center (RFHC) in East Palo Alto and in November of 2003 became the chief executive officer of RFHC. As a consultant, Buada worked with community health centers on strategic and financial planning, organizational development, architectural planning, and bilingual board training. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing in 1977 and a master’s degree in public health policy and administration from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990.


Marqueece Dawson has been a dedicated activist for more than twenty years. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College and while there, cut his activist teeth on several important community issues including South African apartheid, police brutality, and youth and family services. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Community Coalition, a community-based organization in South Los Angeles. Dawson is the organization’s second Executive Director, following its founder, current California State Assembly Member Karen Bass. The organization is best



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