March of Dimes California Chapter State Advocacy & Government Affairs Committee

Sacramento, California | Sunday, February 15, 2015

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The Advocacy & Government Affairs Committee provides leadership in planning and executing advocacy initiatives in California.  Committee members share policy expertise, provide strategic guidance and advocate for our legislative priorities.  Recent advocacy successes in California include passing legislation to require newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease and securing $4 million in restored funding for the Black Infant Health Program in the state budget.


Gail Margolis - Chair

Vice President of Government, Business & Community Relations

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Scott Barrett

Managing Partner


Jennifer Bayer

Vice President, External Affairs

Hospital Association of Southern California

Thomas Brown

Senior Consultant

FutureSense, Inc.

Kris Calvin


American Academy of Pediatrics, California

Dylan Conn

Digital Media Associate

Stanford University

Arlene Cullum, MPH

Director, Women’s and Children’s Ambulatory Services

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Tim Curley

Director, Community and Government Relations

Valley Children’s Healthcare

Lynn Kersey, MA, MPH

Executive Director

Maternal and Child Health Access

Judi Nightingale, DrPH, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Riverside County Regional Medical Center

Padmini Parthasarathy, MPH

Public Health Professional

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.

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