Executive Director





  • Administrative Director, Northern California Breathmobile ®, 2007-Present (Volunteer)
  • Executive Director (volunteer) Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Appointed August, 1998-present
  • President, West Oakland Community Collaborative, August, 2004-present
  • Program Director, West Oakland Asthma Coalition, July, 2001-present
  • Medical Director, Clinical Laboratory, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, 34 years (retired)
  • Assistant Pathologist, Englewood Hospital, Englewood, New Jersey, 1966-1967
  • Associate Pathologist and Chief of Clinical Laboratory and Vice-Chief of Department of Pathology, California Pacific Medical Center (formerly Presbyterian Medical Center), 1967-2000



  • Member, Board of Directors, St. Martin de Porres School, 2004-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, 1995-Present
  • Founding Board Member, Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, 1995



  • Member, Board, West Oakland Specific Plan Board (West Oakland Redevelopment), 2011
  • Deputy Regional Commissioner, Laboratory Inspection and Accreditation Programs, Northern California and Nevada, College of American Pathologists, 8 years
  • Assistant Regional Commissioner, Region X, Laboratory and Accreditation Program, American College of Pathology, 1975-1983
  • Chairman (6 years) and Member of Board (13 years), Irwin Memorial Blood Bank (now Blood Banks of Pacific)
  • Clinical Professor of Pathology, School of Dentistry, University of San Francisco, 1978-1981
  • Instructor and Clinical Professor, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1975-1983



  • University of Buffalo School of Medicine, New York, M.D., June 1961
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., June 1957
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., June 1952



  • Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 1961-1962



  • Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York 1962-1965
  • Englewood Hospital, Englewood, New Jersey 1965-1966



  • Fellow, American College of Pathology
  • Fellow, American Society of Clinical Pathology
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Society
  • San Francisco Medical Society



  • U.S. Army, 1953-1955, Several Service Medals and Honors



  • Matthew Brandon Sooy Memorial Asthma Award, Ethnic Health Institute, 2012
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc., Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church and Dr. Matthew Fox, 2011
  • Regional Heroes Award, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, 2011
  • Community Leadership Award, San Francisco Foundation, 2010
  • Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award, Boys Scouts of American, San Francisco Council, 2009
  • Peter E. Haas Public Service Award, University of California, Berkeley 2007
  • Jefferson Award, American Institute for Public Service, Local Award, 2006
  • Man of the Year, Black Women Organized for Political Action, 2006
  • Ujima Award, St. Columba Catholic Church, 2006
  • Person of the Year Award, Port of Oakland, 2003