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ABOUT US

HealthForce Partners: Who We Are

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The healthcare sector in the Northern San Joaquin Valley needs qualified workers. Community residents want to pursue healthcare careers. To achieve these ends, healthcare employers, educators, workforce developers, and community leaders have come together to launch an innovative partnership: HealthForce Partners Northern San Joaquin Valley.

San Joaquin County

Our Region: Northern San Joaquin Valley

Stanislaus County

Merced County

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Industry-Led

We involve employers as leaders to design solutions that address their workforce needs while expanding opportunities for community residents. 

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Data-Driven

We use labor market data, enriched by employers and other stakeholder perspectives, to ensure that its efforts are truly aligned with industry needs.

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Partnership-Based

Our partner-based approach helps coordinate a strategy that leverages resources of multiple partners to grow the local healthcare workforce. 

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OUR STAFF

OUR STAFF

OUR BOARD

OUR BOARD

OUR PARTNERS

OUR PARTNERS

HealthForce Partners' Mission

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Industry-Led

We involve employers as leaders to design solutions that address their workforce needs while expanding opportunities for community residents. 

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Data-Driven

We use labor market data, enriched by employers and other stakeholder perspectives, to ensure that its efforts are truly aligned with industry needs.

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Partnership-Based

Our partner-based approach helps coordinate a strategy that leverages resources of multiple partners to grow the local healthcare workforce. 

 

OUR STAFF

OUR STAFF

OUR BOARD

OUR BOARD

OUR PARTNERS

OUR PARTNERS

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Corwin Harper

PRESIDENT

Senior Vice President/
Area Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Modesto

David Culberson

VICE PRESIDENT

Chief Executive Officer

San Joaquin
General Hospital

Donald Wiley

Donald Wiley

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Chief Executive Officer

Dignity Health -
St. Joseph's Medical Center

Christine Noguera

CEO, Community Medical Centers

Lita Wallach, Rtd.

Director, Community Health Leadership Council

Brian Jensen

Vice President, Hospital Council of Northern & Central California

Sanjay Marwaha, MD 

Physician-in-Chief, The Permanente Medical Group

Greg Diederich 

Director, San Joaquin Health Care Services

David Thompson 

CEO, Sutter Health – Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

Corey Wright 

Administrator, Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

David Evans, PhD 

Dean of Sciences, California State University, Stanislaus

Maria Pallavicini, PhD 

Provost, University of the Pacific

Troy Brown, Ed.D.

Superintendent, San Joaquin County Office of Education

Julie Jansen 

Delta Sierra Adult Education Alliance

John Solis, Rtd.

Director, San Joaquin County WorkNet

Betty Wilson 

Executive Director, Business Council of San Joaquin County

Lisa Richmond

Executive Director, San Joaquin Medical Society

Evert Hendrix 

Chief People Officer, Health Plan of San Joaquin

HealthForce Partners brings together organizations from education, workforce development, and the community to align their efforts with one goal: to provide healthcare employers qualified workers while expanding career options for people who want to work in healthcare. Thank you to our partners, collaborators, and funders for supporting our work!

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ArborCenter
CaliforniaCommunityColleges
CSU Stanislaus
CommunityHealthLeadership
CommunityMedicalCenter
DignityHealth
Delta Sierra Alliance
Employment Development
Health Careers Academy
Health Net
Kaiser Permanente
Lodi Adult School
SJ County
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SJ Delta College
SJ General Hospital
SJ Work Net
SJ Workforce Development
StocktonSchoolForAdults
Sutter Health
United Way SJ
University Of The Pacific
Vienna Nursing Center
Christina Bastida-Gonzales

Christina Bastida-Gonzales, MPH

Executive Director

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Nikki Chan

Nikki Chan

Communications Specialist

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Communications Specialist

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Christina Bastida-Gonzales, MPH

Executive Director

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Christina Bastida-Gonzalez MPH

Executive Director

Christina has a combination of academic and professional experience related to local and global public health. She pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (infectious diseases) at the Yale School of Public Health in She has done extensive work in areas of sexual and reproductive health, health disparities, and STI/HIV disease transmission with organizations like the World Health Organization, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Transcending her disease/disorder specific training, she is more passionate about people and their health, and the systems that affect their wellbeing.

Nikki Chan

Communications Specialist

Nikki Chan is a community advocate, graphic designer, and journalist from Stockton, CA. She graduated from Dominican University of California with a BA in Communication and Media Studies. As a community advocate, she uses her skills in design and journalism to help ignite and raise voices of people who are marginalized. She has helped her hometown City of Stockton in numerous health initiatives like the Healthy Beverage Ordinance, Greenlining the Hood, and issues affecting Asian American Pacific Islanders.

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