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Committee Staff

Health Committee Staff

Rosielyn Pulmano, Chief Consultant
 

Lara Flynn, Principal Consultant
Kristene Mapile, Principal Consultant
Paula Villescaz, Principal Consultant

Judy Babcock, Associate Consultant

Patty Rodgers, Lead Secretary
Marshall Kirkland, Secretary

                                  Consultant Policy Assignments

Rosielyn Pulmano

Judy Babcock

Lara Flynn

Kristene Mapile

Paula Villescaz

Budget coordination

 

County health services / Indigent care

 

Medi-Cal

 Eligibility & enrollment / provider rates/ MCO tax / Fraud / federal issues / disproportionate share hospitals / waivers / dual eligible / long term care integration / Rx drugs / health homes / coverage & benefits / CBAS

(Tentative)

Biotechnology / Stem cell research

 Proposition 71 /cloning / genetics / emerging therapies

 

Food safety / Food Labelling / Nutrition

 California Retail Food Code (Excluding: children's nutrition)

 

Laboratories

 CLIA / Lab Field Services (X-ray, CT) / medical devices

 

Vital Statistics

 

Dental & Denti-Cal

 

Medical Marijuana

 DPH only
 

Pharmaceuticals / Pharmacy/ Dietary Supplements - not Medi-Cal / not Insurance Benefits

 High-priced specialty drugs/CURES

 

 

Community Clinics

 Licensing/surgical centers

 

End-of-life

 Advance directives / hospice / palliative care / right to die

 

Emergency Medical Services

 

Health Workforce
 Workforce diversity / training programs / loan repayment / scope of practice / medical technicians

 

Hospitals

 Charity care / Licensing /Seismic

/Staffing requirements / OSHPD/

 Trauma /hospital related EMS /

 Health care districts

 

Nursing Homes

 (licensing only)
 

Reproductive health

 

Organ donation

 

Tobacco control

 Proposition 99/  Tobacco Tax

Exchange

 Insurance Market / CalHEERS

 

Health insurance
 Managed care, pharmacy

 

Insurance Mandate Bills

 California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) / Essential Health Benefits (EHBs)

 

Medicare

 Insurance regulation

 

Medi-Cal Managed Care

 

Medical Privacy

 HIPAA/CMIA

 

Transparency of health care information

 Quality improvement / telehealth / health information technology

 

Alcohol/Drug programs

 

Children's Health 

 GHPP / CHDP/ CCS / FamilyPACT / infant health / birth defects pupil health / pediatric care / WIC program / Genetic Disease Screening Program / school nutrition

 

Developmental Disabilities

 

Mental/Behavioral Health

 State hospitals / Autism / county services / Prop. 63 / suicide prevention

 

Public Health

contagious & infectious diseases/ vaccines and immunizations/  HV/AIDS / STDs / chronic diseases / cancer / obesity / diabetes / hypertension / prevention / drinking water / environmental health / bioterrorism / health disparities

 

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