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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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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. 

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OUR STAFF

OUR STAFF

OUR BOARD

OUR BOARD

OUR PARTNERS

OUR PARTNERS

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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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Donald Wiley

Donald Wiley

PRESIDENT/CHAIR

Chief Executive Officer

Dignity Health -
St. Joseph's Medical Center

David Culberson CEO

David Culberson

VICE PRESIDENT

Chief Executive Officer

San Joaquin
General Hospital

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Corwin Harper

FORMER CHAIR (Rtd.)

Senior Vice President/
Area Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Modesto

Christine Noguera

CEO, Community Medical Centers

Nadeja Steager

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
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Paul Lanning, Ed.D., CFRE

Executive Director

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Paul Lanning, Ed.D CFRE

Executive Director

Dr. Lanning possesses an accomplished track record of transformational leadership, consultation, and growth of nonprofit organizations. With entrepreneurial experience, numerous industry awards for marketing, communications, and fundraising excellence, and more than $200 million raised for charitable causes, Lanning brings a breadth and depth of experience to his work that is an asset to the Central Valley.

 

His background includes two decades of leadership roles that span local, regional, and statewide levels in roles such as President/CEO of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Vice President for University Advancement at San Jose State University, and Assistant Vice President of Development at University of the Pacific, and he has served as a consultant to numerous other nonprofit organizations throughout the state. Dr. Lanning has also taught graduate courses in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, marketing, program review and grant writing at the University of the Pacific. 

Lanning earned a B.A. in political science from UC San Diego; M.S. in sport management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Ed.D. in education administration and leadership from the University of the Pacific. He has also earned the CFRE designation and has served on numerous community and nonprofit boards, including those for the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and the San Francisco 49ers Academy. Dr. Lanning and his wife Jane reside in downtown Lodi. 

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Paul Lanning, Ed.D, CFRE
 

Executive Director

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Jose Serrano

Program Director

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Jose Serrano
 

Program Manager

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Jose Serrano

Program Manager

Jose R. Serrano was born and raised in Stockton, California. Jose is a Franklin High School, Delta College, and a Sacramento State University graduate. After graduating from Sacramento State, he decided to come back to his hometown and dedicate his career to serving his community. 

 

Jose is extremely excited to be at HealthForce Partners as the Program Manager to contribute meaningfully to our community health efforts. As a proud Stocktonian, Jose is grateful to be working in this community and being part of an organization that is committed to making a difference. As a member of the team, Jose looks forward to building meaningful relationships with local organizations and community leaders and making an effort to ensure our community is thriving.

 

A native of the Central Valley, Jose earned his A.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from San Joaquin Delta College and B.A. in Sociology from California State University, Sacramento. Jose and his family reside in Stockton.

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