Laura Clendaniel

7th Annual Symposium on the Status of Children’s Health



Healthier Kids Foundation is hosting the 7th  Annual Symposium on the Status of Children’s Health that will emphasize the importance of engaging in “Healthier Earlier” strategies, and will focus on current local and regional data.

May 23, 2017
8:00 AM Check-In & Breakfast
8:30 AM-12:30 PM Program

Microsoft Corporation
Building 1
1065 La Avenida Street
Mountain View, CA 94043


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About the Speakers:


Keynote Speaker: Diana Dooley

Dooley was appointed Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency in December 2010 by Governor Jerry Brown. She leads 13 state departments within the Agency, chairs Covered California (the Health Benefit Exchange) and serves as chair or member of numerous other boards and commissions. Previously, Dooley was President and CEO of the California Children’s Hospital Association. Dooley began her career as an analyst, in 1975 she was appointed to the staff of Governor Jerry Brown for whom she served as Legislative Secretary and Special Assistant until the end of his term in 1983. She became an attorney in 1995, and moved into health care in 2000 to serve as General Counsel and Vice President at Valley Children’s Hospital. She received her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno in 1972 and her law degree from San Joaquin College of Law in 1995.


Stephen Black

Black, grandson of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, grew up in New Mexico after most of his family left the state in the 1950’s and 60’s following his grandfather’s role in controversial Civil Rights decisions, including Brown v. Board of Education. Black received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School in 1997. After three years of practicing law, he turned his focus to founding and leading the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama, where he has served as Director since 2004. In 2004, Mr. Black also founded Impact Alabama and currently serves as its President and Chairman of the Board. Impact Alabama is an award-winning nonprofit that has provided more than 6,300 college students and 150 recent graduates the opportunity to participate in structured service projects designed to promote learning and leadership development. In 2008, Black received the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award for his work with FocusFirst. In 2013, Black was asked by Chancellor Robert E. Witt to serve as Special Advisor to The University of Alabama Chancellor for Outreach and Community Engagement.


Ted Lempert

Lempert is the President of Children Now, a national research and advocacy organization, and Lectures in the Political Science Department at UC Berkeley. Lempert was a California State Assemblymember representing San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties from 1996 to 2000 and 1988 to 1992. He served as chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee and co-chair of the Joint Committee to Develop a Master Plan for Education. He had more than 75 bills signed by Governors, including major laws in the areas of education, health care, children and families, tax policy and the environment. Lempert served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, where he was President of the Board in 1995. Lempert received the “Al Rodda Lifetime Service Award” from the California School Boards Association and was named “Legislator of the Year” by numerous leading education groups. He graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and earned his law degree from Stanford University.


Robert Fluegge

Fluegge is a Pre-doctoral Fellow in the Opportunity Lab at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. His research interests include the effects of economic inequality, the relationship between health and wealth, and the economic significance of social networks. Robert’s current work explores the effects of social interactions with diverse groups of people on economic and social outcomes later in life. He received his BA from Harvard University in Applied Mathematics, and has been conducting research on economic mobility and opportunity at Stanford as part of the Opportunity Lab since June of 2016.

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