March of Dimes California Chapter Program Services Committee

San Francisco, CA | Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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The State Program Services Committee (SPSC) leads the development and implementation of the March of Dimes California Chapter’s strategic program plan for our mission activities. The SPSC also identifies perinatal needs and evidence-based interventions to improve the health outcomes for moms and babies in California. The SPSC maximizes the impact and visibility of the chapter in our communities, participates in the review and approval of March of Dimes community grants, and assists in monitoring and allocating the program budget.


Diana Ramos, MD, MPH – Chair

Director, Reproductive Health

Los Angeles County Public Health

Jackie Bagatta, RN, MS

Deputy Director, Patient Care Services

San Joaquin General Hospital

Lynne Bird, MD

Clinical Genetics/Dysmorphology

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, A Medical Foundation

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

University of California, San Diego

Jim Byrne, MD – Immediate Past Chair

Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Clinical Professor

Stanford University School of Medicine

Brenda Chagolla, RN, MSN, CNS


University Birthing Suites/Women's Pavilion/Nursery

University of California Davis Medical Center

Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga

Associate Director

Visión y Compromiso

Linda Franck, RN, PhD, FRCPCH, FAAN

Professor & Chair

Family Health Nursing

University of California, San Francisco

Balaji Govindaswami, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Neonatology

Director, NICU

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Sylvia Guendelman, PhD, MSW

Professor of Health Policy and Management

School of Public Health

University of California, Berkeley

Herman Hedriana, MD


Dignity Health PeriNatal Clinical Consensus Group

Perinatologist / Partner

Sacramento Maternal-Fetal Medicine Medical Group, Inc.  

Cassius Lockett, PhD

Epidemiology Program Manager

Sacramento County Health & Human Services

Epidemiology & Disease Control

Gretchen Page, MPH, CNM


Southern Inland Counties Regional Perinatal Programs

Perinatal Advisory Council/Leadership-Advocacy-Consultation

Cele Quaintance, RN, MS

Academic Administrator/Program Development

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital/Stanford University Medical Center

Jenna Sarin, MSN, RN, PHN

Division Manager

Orange County Health Care Agency, Family Health Division

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