Health Access California Board of Directors

Current board members as of January 2018


Joan Pirkle Smith

Americans for Democratic Action – So. CA

Cynthia Buiza
(Treasurer/Vice President)

California Immigrant Policy Center

Betsy Imholz
(Secretary/Vice President)

Consumers Union of the U.S., Inc.

Ted Lempert
(Vice President)

Children Now

Michelle Cabrera
(Vice President)

SEIU – State Council


Brian Allison


Nancy “Nan” Brasmer

California Alliance for Retired Americans

Lori Easterling

California Teachers Association

Stewart Ferry

National MS Society – California Action Network

Aaron Fox

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Roma Guy

California Women’s Agenda

Ana Sandoval

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA

Kathy Ko Chin

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Gary Passmore

Congress of California Seniors

Christina Livingston

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

Joseph Tomás McKellar

PICO California

Maribel Nunez

California Partnership

Joshua Pechthalt

California Federation of Teachers

Art Pulaski

California Labor Federation

Emily Rusch


Thomas Saenz

Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund

Cary Sanders

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN)

Horace Williams

California Black Health Network

Sonya Young

California Black Women’s Health Project

All organizations listed for identification purposes only.