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10:00 a.m.

Welcome 

Calvin Wheeler, MD, BS Pharm, FAAP
Medical Director
Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education
Northern California

About the presenter

Dr. Wheeler is the Medical Director of Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education and serves on the Regional Governance and Contributions Committees for KFH/HP Community Benefit as well as the Regional and National Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity Councils. He served as the Physician-in-Chief of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Fremont and the Greater Southern Alameda area for 18 years and was a member of the Board of Directors and the Operations Management Group of The Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Wheeler joined Kaiser Permanente in 2504 as a staff pediatrician and neurologist in Hayward and Walnut Creek. Dr. Wheeler currently serves as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Science at the KP Bernard J Tyson School of Medicine.

Dr. Wheeler graduated from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Following medical school, he did a 6-month American Hepatic Foundation Fellowship at the Kings College Hospital on the liver failure unit in London, England. He then did residency training in Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. His residency was followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at Boston City Hospital & the Boston University Combined Neurology Program, where he also served as a clinical instructor. He then completed a fellowship in Epilepsy/EEG and the Houston Merritt Fellowship in Cerebral Palsy at the Children’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, where he also served as a clinical instructor. After moving to the Bay Area, Dr. Wheeler became a clinical instructor at UCSF in the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Neurology. His research interests have been in the area of anti-epileptic medications and alternative epilepsy treatments.

A founding member of the Kaiser Permanente African American Professionals Association (KPAAPA) in Northern California, Dr. Wheeler twice served as president. He completed the KP Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1997. He completed the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Fellowship between 2003-2005.

Theresa Azevedo-Rousso, MPA
Director & Designated Institutional Official
Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education

About the presenter

Theresa Azevedo-Rousso is the Director and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) of Northern California Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education. She joined Kaiser Permanente in 2006 with 16 years of previous experience in GME and strategic program development with expertise in developing all phases of nonprofit business. At Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC), Theresa develops new programs that align with Kaiser Permanente’s workforce development goals, facilitates faculty and resident development and oversees accreditation, financial planning, and marketing of KPNC’s residency and fellowship programs which serve 1,400+ unique residents and over 700 medical students who learn in KPNC’s twenty-one medical centers. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Theresa was concurrently the president of an academic research institute and the executive director of a GME consortium. Theresa received a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Master’s in Public Administration at the University of San Francisco.

Theresa’s new scholarly interests are workforce development and diversity, integrating quality and performance improvement across the educational continuum, faculty development and educational research, the effects of healthcare policy on graduate medical education, and aligning community health needs assessments with resident education and care in underserved communities.

A native of California, Theresa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys its many hiking and cycling areas. Theresa is an active volunteer, teaching healthy eating and cooking practices in a variety of settings.

10:10 a.m.

Equity, Inclusion, & Social Justice

Tera Eng, BBCC, MS, SCPM, PMP
Director of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity
& Business Resource Groups

About the presenter

Tera Eng, Regional Director, Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity & Business Resource Groups, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Northern California Market

As Regional Director of the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity & Business Resource Groups, Tera provides strategic leadership and oversight of Northern California’s Health Plan and Hospitals’ local equity, inclusion and diversity program planning and activation.

In partnership with the ~2,500 Health Plan and Hospital management group, Tera humbly serves as their trusted advisor, internal consultant and advocate to affect cultural and systemic change.

Since taking on her leadership role in June 2018, Tera has quickly built and cultivated her stakeholder group to become a fierce and agile community of practice.  Simultaneously, she and her team have built from scratch Northern California’s equity, inclusion and diversity program infrastructure, educational resources, and investing in internal capacity among change agents via train the trainer certification. Tera has also built an internal consultancy model to provide functional leaders with equitable and inclusive lens in their business processes, protocols and policies.

Previous to her current role, Tera demonstrated her leadership effectiveness as diversity and inclusion lead, executive consultant/chief of staff, program manager, and sales and account management within national functions:  Marketing, Sales, Services and Administration, Finance and Enterprise Business Services.

Prior to KP, Tera worked on Wall Street managing a global training program, taught English as a Second Language in Taiwan and Venezuela, and led tour groups to 19 countries as an International Travel Director.

Her professional background includes Master of Science in Management and Leadership with Professional Certificates in Organizational Development and Change Leadership, Leading Organization Transition, and Project/Program Management.

Tera was recognized as  Kaiser Permanente Industry Leader awarded by PBWC and serves as Executive Council at Asian Pacific Fund, one of our community-based organization partners.

Tera is a proud mother to daughters Isabelle, 16, and Sage, 14, and together they live in the East Bay.

11:10 a.m.

Employee Benefits

Stephanie Collins- Jones
Benefits Specialist

About the presenter

Stephanie Collins-Jones is a Benefit Specialist in the Benefits Delivery Functional Area. As part of the HR Service Delivery model, Benefits Delivery provides benefits education and specialty services to Kaiser Permanente enterprise wide.

Stephanie joined Kaiser Permanente in 1996 and held several HR roles at what is currently known as the National Human Resources Service Center. In 2005, she transferred into the functional area of employee benefits and provided local support such as benefit consultations, retirement planning and financial wellness seminars for the Central Valley and Fresno Service Areas in NCAL. In 2009, the local role transitioned to supporting the organization on a national level.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Human Resources Management from California State University Stanislaus.
Stephanie enjoys working for Kaiser Permanente because of the wonderful benefits and opportunities for growth the organization offers.

11:30 a.m.

Research

Juleon Rabbani, DrPH
Assistant Director Biostatical Consulting Unit
Division of Research

About the presenter

Dr. Juleon Rabbani is Assistant Director of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Division of Research Biostatistical Consulting Unit (BSCU). In this role, he mentors and collaborates with KPNC clinicians across the region to develop, implement and publish applied research and quality improvement studies. Dr. Rabbani also serves on the KPNC Central Research Committee as a biostatistical reviewer for Community Benefit grant proposals.

Prior to his current role, he directed the research of the Graduate Medical Education programs in the KPNC Napa-Solano service area. He also founded the KP Public Health Research Internship program, which partners public health students with residents/fellows and faculty to create scholarly activity projects. He earned his DrPH in epidemiology at the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and his MPH in Global Health Leadership at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

12:00 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Mission & Vision

Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS
Executive Director & CEO The Permanente Medical Group, Inc.
President and CEO Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C.
CO-CEO The Permanente Federation

About the presenter

Dr. Juleon Rabbani is Assistant Director of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Division of Research Biostatistical Consulting Unit (BSCU). In this role, he mentors and collaborates with KPNC clinicians across the region to develop, implement and publish applied research and quality improvement studies. Dr. Rabbani also serves on the KPNC Central Research Committee as a biostatistical reviewer for Community Benefit grant proposals.

Prior to his current role, he directed the research of the Graduate Medical Education programs in the KPNC Napa-Solano service area. He also founded the KP Public Health Research Internship program, which partners public health students with residents/fellows and faculty to create scholarly activity projects. He earned his DrPH in epidemiology at the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and his MPH in Global Health Leadership at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

12:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Calvin Wheeler, MD, BS Pharm, FAAP

Welcome Resident Class of 2021

Resident Name Program Location Medical/Osteopathic/ Podiatric School
Benson Chen Emergency Medicine Modesto Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California
Li Ding Emergency Medicine Modesto University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Kyle Herout Emergency Medicine Modesto Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Miguel Leon Albarran Emergency Medicine Modesto University of California Davis School of Medicine
Zev Minow Emergency Medicine Modesto California Northstate University College of Medicine
Eric Viquez Emergency Medicine Modesto University of Colorado School of Medicine
Peter Vuong Emergency Medicine Modesto Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California
Liga Yusvirazi Emergency Medicine Modesto Universitas Indonesia
Stacy Osua Family Medicine Sacramento University of California Davis School of Medicine
Kendra Verga Family Medicine Sacramento University of California Davis School of Medicine
Andy Ma Family Medicine Sacramento Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Rachelle Ford Family Medicine Sacramento Indiana University School of Medicine
Laura Reynolds Family Medicine Sacramento University of California Davis School of Medicine
Betty Hom Family Medicine Sacramento University of California Davis School of Medicine
Justin Juan Family Medicine San Jose Emory University School of Medicine
Natalie Padgett Family Medicine San Jose University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Prisha Patel Family Medicine San Jose Tulane University School of Medicine
Vimala Ponna Family Medicine San Jose Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California
Jacob Luther Family Medicine San Jose New York Medical College
Keianne Yamada Family Medicine San Jose Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Eduardo Alvarado Family Medicine Santa Rosa Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina
Thomas Dowlearn Family Medicine Santa Rosa Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Simone Easterbrook Family Medicine Santa Rosa Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California
Esther Funez Castro Family Medicine Santa Rosa Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brian Gambardello Family Medicine Santa Rosa Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Cody Harry Family Medicine Santa Rosa University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
Tatiana Kelley Family Medicine Vallejo Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Adam Villa Family Medicine Vallejo Indiana University School of Medicine
Tyrone Wizzard Family Medicine Vallejo Georgetown University School of Medicine
Edmond Abdou Family Medicine Vallejo Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Chiamaka Onwuzulike Family Medicine Vallejo Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Nia Carty Family Medicine Vallejo Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Samuel Collazo Head & Neck Surgery Oakland University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Pauline Huynh Head & Neck Surgery Oakland Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Clarence Chu Internal Medicine Oakland University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Jose Cortez Internal Medicine Oakland University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Michelle Fok Internal Medicine Oakland University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Briana Garcia Internal Medicine Oakland University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Tracey Hunter Internal Medicine Oakland University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Sao Kyoung Kim Internal Medicine Oakland University of California Davis School of Medicine
Lawrence Lee Internal Medicine Oakland Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California
Yong Lee Internal Medicine Oakland Tulane University School of Medicine
Eric Lopez Internal Medicine Oakland University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Christopher Macko Internal Medicine Oakland University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
Alexandro Marquez Internal Medicine Oakland University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Brenna Nelsen Internal Medicine Oakland Harvard Medical School
Linh Ngu Internal Medicine Oakland Tulane University School of Medicine
Samantha Nguyen Internal Medicine Oakland University of California Davis School of Medicine
Kyu Min Shim Internal Medicine Oakland California Northstate University College of Medicine
Nicholas Tom Internal Medicine Oakland University of California Davis School of Medicine
Jenna Wick Internal Medicine Oakland Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Jimmy Yao Internal Medicine Oakland Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Chelsea Yin Internal Medicine Oakland University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine
Sherry Zhang Internal Medicine Oakland USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Ali Duffens Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Carmen Javier Internal Medicine San Francisco Northeast Ohio Medical University
Mubashara Asiya Amin Internal Medicine San Francisco Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L Foster School of Medicine
Alex Chang Internal Medicine San Francisco Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Cynthia Davila Internal Medicine San Francisco Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Esteban Martinez Internal Medicine San Francisco University of Minnesota Medical School
Andrea Miller Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Alisha Mistry Internal Medicine San Francisco Wayne State University School of Medicine
Adam Rao Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Gurjot Walia Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California Riverside School of Medicine
Jenny Wei Internal Medicine San Francisco Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Jeremy Bancroft Brown Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Tiffany Lei Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Stephen Li Internal Medicine San Francisco University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School
Vidhatha Reddy Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Ajay Sharma Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Tess Veuthey Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Tianyi Zhang Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Vivian Vu Internal Medicine San Francisco University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Ka Ho Cheung Internal Medicine Santa Clara Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
John Doan Internal Medicine Santa Clara Medical College of Wisconsin
Yiwen Fu Internal Medicine Santa Clara Drexel University College of Medicine
Gemechu Geleto Internal Medicine Santa Clara Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Lilly Hammack Internal Medicine Santa Clara University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic
Daniel Iancu Internal Medicine Santa Clara Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Ashwin Jaini Internal Medicine Santa Clara Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
Michelle Jin Internal Medicine Santa Clara Stanford University School of Medicine
Cindy La Internal Medicine Santa Clara University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Wilson Mai Internal Medicine Santa Clara Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Candice Jade McCaughey Internal Medicine Santa Clara University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Jonah Muniz Internal Medicine Santa Clara University of California Davis School of Medicine
Jelyca Ormond Internal Medicine Santa Clara George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Jessica Phan Internal Medicine Santa Clara USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Rachel Rhee Internal Medicine Santa Clara Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Nakul Sagdeo Internal Medicine Santa Clara Boston University School of Medicine
Joshua Shing Internal Medicine Santa Clara Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Nicole Urman Internal Medicine Santa Clara Stanford University School of Medicine
Winnie Wang Internal Medicine Santa Clara Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California
Kyle Yamamoto Internal Medicine Santa Clara Tufts University School of Medicine
Onyemaechi Anoruo Obstetrics & Gynecology Oakland University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Kelly Banta Obstetrics & Gynecology Oakland Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Victoria Dillard Obstetrics & Gynecology Oakland University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Tiffany Guerra Obstetrics & Gynecology Oakland Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L Foster School of Medicine
Shammah Okai Obstetrics & Gynecology Oakland Eastern Virginia Medical School
Grace Williams Obstetrics & Gynecology Oakland Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Elizabeth Connelly Obstetrics & Gynecology San Francisco Stanford University School of Medicine
Simon Edber Obstetrics & Gynecology San Francisco University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Christina Lowry Obstetrics & Gynecology San Francisco University of California Davis School of Medicine
Kayla Ostiller Obstetrics & Gynecology San Francisco Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Chinmayi Aryasomayajula Obstetrics & Gynecology Santa Clara University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Monica Choo Obstetrics & Gynecology Santa Clara University of Michigan Medical School
Riley Mickelsen Obstetrics & Gynecology Santa Clara University of Kansas School of Medicine Kansas City
Sally Chen Obstetrics & Gynecology Santa Clara Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Roselyn Neville Obstetrics & Gynecology Santa Clara University of Utah School of Medicine
Emily Chang Obstetrics & Gynecology Santa Clara Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Ksheeraja Subramanian Optometry Santa Rosa Marshal B Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry
Owen Bennion Pediatrics Oakland Tufts University School of Medicine
Keegan Bowers Pediatrics Oakland University of California Davis School of Medicine
Alana Corre Pediatrics Oakland California Northstate University College of Medicine
Shruti Dubey Pediatrics Oakland University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Rachelle Hancock Pediatrics Oakland Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Emily Kragel Pediatrics Oakland The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Kenneth Song Pediatrics Oakland Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Ellen Tu Pediatrics Oakland University of California Davis School of Medicine
Saptati Bhattacharjee Pediatrics Oakland Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Chandni Jain Pediatrics Oakland Boston University School of Medicine
Jessica Hethcoat Podiatric Surgery Sacramento California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Kelsi Nutter Podiatric Surgery Sacramento Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Matthew Guetzlaff Podiatric Surgery Sacramento Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery
Eric Koga Podiatric Surgery Sacramento California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Shawn Kashef Podiatry Oakland California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Paul Marinos Podiatry Oakland New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Shi (Jason) Zhang Podiatry Oakland California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Arjun Vijayakumar Podiatry Santa Clara California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Patricia Limcaoco Podiatry Santa Clara California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Huaitao Zhang Podiatry Santa Clara Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Jae Yoon Kim Podiatry Vallejo California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Christopher Nguyen Podiatry Vallejo New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Manuel Ramirez Podiatry Vallejo Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Kathryn Bennett Psychiatry Oakland University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Jong Hyun Yoon Psychiatry Oakland Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Berneen Bal Psychiatry Oakland AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Cecilia Nease Psychiatry Oakland Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine
Eliana Sosa Psychiatry Oakland Medical College of Wisconsin
Riley Darby-McClure Psychiatry Oakland University of Oklahoma College of Medicine at Oklahoma City
Tiffany Chao Psychiatry San Jose University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Eugenia Chen Psychiatry San Jose Baylor College of Medicine
Linna Duan Psychiatry San Jose Yale School of Medicine
Dane Rana Psychiatry San Jose Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Angela Song Psychiatry San Jose Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Manisha Yedla Psychiatry San Jose University of California San Diego School of Medicine

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