Calvin Freeman is the President of the Board of Directors of the California Black Health Network (CBHN). He has been active in CBHN since its creation in 1978 as a board member and officer, chapter president, and supporter. With his wife, SueAnn, Calvin Freeman is a partner in Freeman and Freeman Consulting and Coaching, a health policy and human resources consulting firm dedicated to promoting improvements in the health status of multicultural communities.
Freeman was the first Chief of the Office of Multicultural Health in the California Department of Health Services and led California’s disaster medical preparedness program as Chief of Disaster Medical Services in the California EMS Authority for ten years. Mr. Freeman is a past-President of the Governing Council of the California Public Health Association – North and the California Pan Ethnic Health Network. He is also a past member of the board of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.
Mr. Freeman is from St. Louis, Missouri. He has a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics and a MAT from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, with additional graduate work at the University of Wisconsin.
Nora M. Faine, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Sharp Health Plan
Dr. Faine is the former Medical and Executive Director of the Comprehensive Health Center, a community health center in San Diego. Dr. Faine joined Sharp Health Plan as the Medical Director in June 2000 and was named Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Sharp Health Plan in September 2001. She is responsible for Sharp Health Plan’s clinical operations including coordination of care, medical policy development, case management and utilization management programs as well as quality improvement and network development.
Dr. Faine was a member of the Board of Governors of The San Diego Foundation (TSDF) from 2002 to 2010 and currently chairs TSDF’s Health & Human Services Working Group. She also chairs the Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) Health Literacy Taskforce. She was appointed a San Diego County First 5 Commissioner from 2003 to 2005. Dr. Faine has been recognized for her commitment to public health by numerous community service organizations.
Dr. Faine has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from San Diego State University and a
Doctorate of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center Los Angeles and a residency in Preventive Medicine at University of California San Diego.
Donzella Lee has served as Director of Operations of the Los Angeles Free clinic dba The Saban Free Clinic since 2006. This is a non-profit health and human service organization which provides medical and dental care for children, adolescents, and adults; HIV education, counseling and testing; specialized medical and social services for the homeless and at-risk youth; prenatal care; and mental health services for over 20,000 patients and approximately 90,000 patient visits annually. Prior to this position at The Saban Free Clinic, she was Interim Executive Director and Deputy Director of Operations at T.H.E. Clinic, Inc. from 1997 to 2006. Ms. Lee held a variety of positions at the Watts Health Foundation from 1981 to 1997, beginning as a health educator and culminating as Vice President, Administrative Services/Community Health Programs.
Ms. Lee obtained both her Masters in Public Health—School and Community Health Education and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Elementary Education Program (Specialization in Mental Retardation) from California State University, Northridge, CA.
Donzella Lee has been committed to the California Black Health Network (CBHN) for the past twenty (20) years. She has served in a variety of capacities including President of the Board of Directors. Ms. Lee also continues to serve as a Board member of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network and is Chair of the Board Development Committee.
Rhonda West-Peters has over 28 years of experience in managed care operations and policy. She is currently a Compliance Specialist with Western Health Advantage, responsible for the plan’s cultural and linguistics activities, HIPAA compliance and the anti-fraud program.
Ms. West-Peters has been a member of the Board of Directors of the California Black Health Network (CBHN) for the past 10 years. She previously served as the Project Director of the African American Tobacco Education Partnership during CBHN’s tenure with the grant. In that role, she oversaw program and policy development, conducted health education campaigns and worked with policymakers and stakeholders to decrease the negative impact of tobacco on African Americans and African Immigrants.
Rhonda has AB degrees in Communication and Psychology from Stanford University and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Kevin D. Williams, JD, MPH
Kevin D. Williams, JD, MPH is the Associate Director of Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA), a community-based non-profit organization that administers 35 programs and services for children, youth, and young adults ages 6-24. From 1997-2009, he was the Director of Development and Policy & In-House Counsel for BYA and the Program Director of its Career Development Center that provides academic support, job readiness, counseling services, and summer jobs for 200 at-risk youth in Alameda County. Kevin has been affiliated with BYA since 1988.
From 2000-2008, Kevin was the Associate Director of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Center for Public Health Practice and a Lecturer/Field Supervisor. Prior to joining the Center for Public Health Practice, Kevin was a Research Professor of Law with the University of Houston Law Center and a Policy Analyst with the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network.