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Advocating for Children Together

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Supervisor Wilma Chan | Keynote: Perspectives from Lifelong Champions for Children's Health

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan represents District 3, which includes the cities of Alameda, San Leandro, parts of Oakland including Chinatown, Jack London, Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods, and the unincorporated communities of San Lorenzo and Hayward Acres. She is currently Chair of the Health Committee and ALL IN, a multi-stakeholder initiative to end poverty in Alameda County.  From 2000-2006, Supervisor Chan served in the California State Assembly where she became the first woman and first Asian American to be Majority Leader. Prior to that, she served four years on the Oakland Board of Education (1990-94) and then became the first Asian American elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors (1994-2000). Supervisor Chan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a Master’s degree in Education Policy & Administration from Stanford University. She has two grown children and one grandchild.

Ted Lempert, JD | Keynote: Perspectives from Lifelong Champions for Children's Health

Ted Lempert is the President of Children Now, a research and policy organization focusing on transforming children's advocacy. He is the founder of EdVoice, a California education reform organization and is a former California State assembly member and Supervisor for San Mateo County.  He has had 75 bills signed by governors in education, health care, children and families, tax policy, and the environment. He has won numerous awards including the Al Rodda Lifetime Service Award from the California School Boards Associations and Legislator of the Year by numerous leading education groups.

Mark Del Monte, JD | Emcee + Gun Violence Prevention

A champion of child health advocacy, Mark Del Monte began his career partnering with pediatricians and providing direct legal services to HIV positive, low-income children and families in Oakland and now serves an executive role at the American Academy of Pediatrics as the Executive Vice President and newly appointed CEO.

Dayna Long, MD | Adverse Childhood Events

A staff pediatrician at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Dr. Long is one of the founders and co-medical director of the Family Information and Navigation Desk (FIND) at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. The goal of FIND is to address the social and environmental factors that contribute to health when families present to the healthcare settings.

Tomás J Aragón, MD, MPH, DrPH | Smokeless Tobacco

An experienced public health executive, leader, and medical epidemiologist, Dr. Aragón directs public health services for San Francisco and works to improve population health and health equity through his roles as both Director of Population Health Division at the San Francisco Department of Public Health & Health Officer of the City and County of San Francisco.

Rhea Boyd, MD | Police Violence

Founder and author of the blog Rhea.MD, where she critically engages the intersections of race, gender, politics, tech innovation, and health; Dr. Boyd is a pediatrician at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. She is also on the AAP Executive Committee on Communications and Media where she is interested in how digital clinical tools, interdisciplinary partnerships, and social media can incorporate diverse types of data and voices into traditional processes to improve health, particularly for communities of color.

Aaron Nayfack, MD | Pediatricians in Public Office

A developmental and behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Nayfack spent many years volunteering with the AAP where has served on the state chapter board, co-chaired the Advocacy Committee, and served on the State Government Affairs Committee. Most recently he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Sequoia Healthcare District—a publicly funded entity that directs its efforts at improving the health and wellness of the individuals and communities of central and southern San Mateo County.

Thomas Newman, MD, MPH | Climate Change

Dr. Tom Newman has been a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) for almost 40 years, initially focused on nuclear disarmament, but for the last 15 years also on climate change. He chairs the SF Bay Area PSR Environmental Health Committee, has been a leading advocate for sustainability at UCSF, and co-developed a course on climate change for UCSF medical students.  His research focuses on improving health care value, something he sees as essential for the sustainability of our healthcare system.