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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

John Gilman, Principal Consultant
Judy Babcock, Associate Consultant

Patty Rodgers, Lead Secretary
Marshall Kirkland, Secretary

                                  Consultant Policy Assignments

Paula Villescaz

Kristene Mapile

Lara Flynn

Rosielyn Pulmano

John Gilman

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


Dental & Denti-Cal


Developmental Disabilities


Mental/Behavioral Health

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


Prevention - not Medi-Cal / not Insurance

 Preventive Intervention Strategies


 Insurance Market / CalHEERS


Health insurance
 Managed care, pharmacy


Insurance Mandate Bills

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



 Insurance regulation


Medi-Cal Managed Care


Medical Privacy



Transparency of health care information

 Quality improvement / telehealth / health information technology


Community Clinics

 Licensing/surgical centers



 Advance directives / hospice / palliative care / right to die


Emergency Medical Services


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



 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

Budget coordination


County health services / Indigent care



 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



Medical Marijuana

 DPH only

Biotechnology / Stem cell research

 Proposition 71 /cloning / genetics / emerging therapies


Food safety / Food Labelling / Nutrition

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



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


Pharmaceuticals / Pharmacy/ Dietary Supplements

 (not insurance benefits)

 High-priced specialty drugs/CURES/ Sherman Law


Public Health

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


Vital Statistics


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