Committee Staff

Health Committee Staff

Rosielyn Pulmano, Chief Consultant Email:

Judith Babcock, Senior Consultant Email:
Scott Bain, Principal Consultant Email:
Lara Flynn, Principal Consultant Email:
Kristene Mapile, Principal Consultant Email:

Patty Rodgers, Lead Secretary Email:
Marshall Kirkland, Secretary Email:

                                                   Consultant Policy Assignments

Rosielyn Pulmano

Judy Babcock

Scott Bain

Lara Flynn

Kristene Mapile

Budget coordination

Children's Health 
FamilyPACT / infant health / birth defects pupil health / pediatric care / WIC program / Genetic Disease Screening Program / school nutrition

Pharmaceuticals / Pharmacy/ Dietary Supplements
High-priced specialty drugs/CURES

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

Food safety / Food Labelling / Nutrition
California Retail Food Code (Excluding: children's nutrition)

Biotechnology / Stem cell research
Proposition 71 /cloning / genetics / emerging therapies



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


Alcohol/Drug programs




Dental & Denti-Cal



 DPH only

Mental/Behavioral Health

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


Medi-Cal/Drug Medi-Cal

Eligibility & enrollment / provider rates/ MCO tax /Fraud / federal issues / disproportionate share hospitals / waivers / dual eligible / long term care integration / Rx drugs / specialty mental health / health homes / coverage & benefits / CBAS /federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) / rural health centers (RHCs)/ GHPP / CHDP/ CCS /


County health services / COHS/Indigent care


Medi-Cal Managed Care



 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/Health Facilities

 Community clinics/Charity care / Licensing /Seismic/Staffing requirements / OSHPD/

 Trauma /hospital related EMS /

 Health care districts/surgical centers


Nursing Homes

 (licensing only)

Reproductive health


Tobacco control

 Proposition 99/  Tobacco Tax

Vital Statistics


Organ donation


 Insurance Market / CalHEERS


Health insurance
 Managed care, pharmacy


Insurance Mandate Bills

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



 Insurance regulation



Medical Privacy



Transparency of health care information

 Quality improvement / telehealth / health information technology


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