“Access to safe, quality healthcare environments that meet California's dynamic and diverse needs.”
California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is the leader in collecting data and disseminating information about California's healthcare infrastructure.
OSHPD promotes an equitably distributed healthcare workforce, and publishes valuable information about healthcare outcomes.
OSHPD also monitors the construction, renovation, and seismic safety of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and provides loan insurance to assist the capital needs of California's not-for-profit healthcare facilities.
OSHPD advances safe, quality healthcare environments through innovative and responsive services and information that:
- Finance emerging needs
- Ensure safe facilities
- Support informed decisions
- Cultivate a dynamic workforce
- Communication - The sharing of information
"Communication" means that it is important for OSHPD to effectively and reliably transmit information both internally and externally. It also emphasizes that at OSHPD, communication is "two-way" in nature. OSHPD is a national leader in communication as portrayed by its commitment to making healthcare information available to the public. An example of this is found in OSHPD's hospital financial and utilization reports that are considered to be confidential in many states.
- Accountability - Willingness to accept responsibility for one's actions
As a government agency, OSHPD is held accountable for its actions. In fact, this "Accountability" is one of the prime factors that separate governmental from private sector organizations. OSHPD is accountable to the people of California, as well as to their representatives, including the Governor and members of the Legislature. OSHPD is also accountable to those who depend on its services, such as healthcare facilities and health professionals, to name two examples. This accountability generates certain expectations for OSHPD's actions.
- Service - A contribution to the welfare of others
OSHPD is essentially a "Service" organization, providing services for its clients and the California public. These services include the efficient processing of approvals for health facility construction and the collection and dissemination of information from healthcare providers along with many other services OSHPD provides. OSHPD is recognized for its service quality and consistency. OSHPD is committed to maintaining and even improving upon this level of achievement, which is a demanding but achievable goal.
- Professionalism - Aspiring qualities that mark a profession or agency
"Professionalism" means high standards, self-accountability, and responsibility. Other identified characteristics of professionalism include the need to maintain an ongoing educational process, dedication, and awareness of professional norms in order to achieve a consistency of performance. Put another way, OSHPD team members can be relied upon to always perform in a uniformly excellent manner by continually improving their capabilities and competencies.
- Integrity - To adhere firmly to a code of moral values
"Integrity" is a very important value for a governmental organization. The dictionary includes the definition: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values, i.e. incorruptibility. At OSHPD, with regard to both internal operations and external relationships, integrity is our cornerstone. Integrity also means that OSHPD can be counted on to always perform in a consistent and fair manner.
- Respect - To consider worthy of high regard
"Respect" is a value that OSHPD team members use to guide their work on a daily basis. Respect has meaning for both internal relationships with each other and external relationships with OSHPD's constituents. Each operating unit within OSHPD has a set of clients who utilize OSHPD's services. Despite the enormous volume of interactions, OSHPD has rarely (indeed almost never) received complaints about the way OSHPD's team members treat its clients.
- Innovation - A new idea, method or device
"Innovation" typifies what OSHPD does. For example, OSHPD's Cal-Mortgage Program and Health Professions Education Foundation are healthcare accessibility extenders that are unique in state government. OSHPD's Facilities Development Division is known throughout the world for its cutting edge work on health facility structural and functional safety. Although OSHPD is not the only state department in the nation that collects or analyzes health data, many consider OSHPD's Healthcare Information Division to be the best at what it does. OSHPD's Healthcare Workforce Development Division has also garnered repeated accolades for leading the nation in a proactive effort to develop the health workforce.
- Teamwork - Each doing a part for the good of the whole
OSHPD works as a team of many teams. A team-based approach allows the organization to synergistically apply its various strengths and technical competencies. An illustration of this comes from the Facilities Development Division where a team comprised of structural engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, fire-life safety officers, architects, compliance officers, and others must work together at multiple points in time to review and approve new construction for California's hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Another example is the Healthcare Information Resource Center where a group of creative and dedicated professionals work together to respond creatively to requests for information or data.
- Community - A unified body of individuals
OSHPD embraces a culture where instead of many divisions geographically disbursed working on their own, it is one department coming together to serve its clients and the people of California. OSHPD is a community comprised of unique individuals with special roles and talents who are unified by an identity that is greater than the sum of its parts. This "Community" value is a new value for OSHPD and enhances and supports other areas of OSHPD's strategic planning effort. In the Community Map, OSHPD has formally named the OSHPD team as the "OSHPD Community." The Rallying Cry, "One OSHPD – Working Together," which provides energy for OSHPD's initial efforts toward implementation of its strategic plan, also emphasizes the importance of this new value and the need to work as one organization.
Robert P. David, Director
Robert P. David was appointed by Governor Brown as director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on April 13, 2012.
Prior to his appointment to OSHPD, David was an executive for the American Hospital Association where he worked on state and federal issues impacting the industry. From 2005 to 2010, David served as the Chief Deputy Director for OSHPD, and before that, he was the Regional Vice President at the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California for six years. Other state government experience includes serving as Assistant Secretary at the Health and Welfare Agency and as Senior Negotiator at the California Medical Assistance Commission.
Fran Mueller, Chief Deputy Director
From 1999 to 2003 David served as a member of the State Emergency Medical Services Commission and is a former member of the San Joaquin County Health Commission. He was selected as a Sierra Health Foundation Health Leadership Fellow in 2002, and completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University in 2006.
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Fran Mueller was appointed by Governor Brown as chief deputy director of OSHPD in February 2015.
Mueller previously served as the deputy director of administration at the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) from 2010 to 2015. She served as the chief of Financial Management and Contracts Branch at CDSS from 2006 to 2010. She was a finance budget analyst at the California Department of Finance from 2002 to 2006, and director of research and programming at PTI Media Networks from 2001 to 2002. Mueller was director of research and programming at KTXL-TV in Sacramento from 1998 to 2001, and also served as the station’s director of research from 1987 to 1998. Mueller is from New York, where she was the research and marketing group manager at MMT Sales Inc. from 1984 to 1987. She holds a degree in communications from Adelphi University.Email the OSHPD Deputy Director
Eric Reslock, Assistant Director
Legislative and Public Affairs
Eric Reslock was appointed assistant director in December 2013.
Elizabeth Wied, Chief Counsel
Reslock was a Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellow from 1996 to 1997. He served six years as legislative and communications director for Assemblyman Bill Leonard, and eight additional years in the same capacity upon Leonard’s election to the State Board of Equalization. He served for three years as chief of external affairs for the California Prison Industry Authority. Reslock holds a degree in classical studies from Thomas Aquinas College.
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Elizabeth Wied was appointed chief counsel in April 2006.
Wied previously served at the California Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Department of Child Support Services. She also has experience working in private practice. Wied is a graduate of Mills College, National University, and the University of San Diego School Of Law. Email the OSHPD Chief Counsel
Monica Flowers, Deputy Director
Administrative Services Division
Monica Flowers was appointed deputy director of the Administrative Services Division (ASD) in September 2015.
Flowers previously served as the budget officer at the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). She was responsible for coordinating a $22 billion budget and allocating funds to the 58 counties that administer social services. Prior to joining CDSS, Flowers spent 16 years working at the California Department of Finance providing technical budget assistance and training to approximately 200 state departments. Flowers has extensive experience managing sensitive budget issues and their impact on state policy and department operations.Email the ASD Deputy Director
Jeremy Marion, Deputy Director
Jeremy Marion was appointed deputy director of the Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance Division (Cal-Mortgage) in April 2016.
Marion joined Cal-Mortgage in 2005 as an associate health facility construction financing analyst. In 2011, he served as a health facility construction financing officer. Prior to working for Cal-Mortgage, he was a fixed income analyst and portfolio manager for Berkeley Capital Management LLC, and an analyst for London Pacific Advisors. Marion is a northern California native and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Investment Finance from the California State University Sacramento.Email Cal-Mortgage Deputy Director
Paul Coleman, Deputy Director
Facilities Development Division
Paul Coleman was appointed deputy director of the Facilities Development Division (FDD) in February 2009.
Coleman previously served as the deputy division chief, Southern California, for more than 13 years. He was an area compliance officer for more than five years and was promoted to regional compliance officer before becoming the Los Angeles office manager. Before joining FDD, he was the vice president of an architectural and urban planning firm and was also the staff architect for a Southern California hospital. Coleman is a licensed architect and a licensed general contractor. Email the FDD Deputy Director
Chris Tokas, Deputy Division Chief, Sacramento
Facilities Development Division
Chris Tokas SE, F. SEOC, is the deputy division chief of the Facilities Development Division (FDD), Sacramento.
Tokas has over 30 years of experience in structural engineering and design, with emphasis on the areas of seismic evaluation, analysis, and retrofit. He has designed and managed seismic upgrade projects for a wide variety of public, private, and institutional clients. He has also been involved in all phases of seismic risk reduction programs, including the development of criteria, evaluation of existing structural capacity, schematic design, and preparation of construction documents.Email the FDD Deputy Division Chief of Sacramento
Gordon Oakley, Deputy Division Chief, Los Angeles
Facilities Development Division
Gordon Oakley was appointed deputy division chief of the Facilities Development Department (FDD), Los Angeles in June 2011.
Oakley previously served as a regional compliance officer for the Coastal Region at FDD and also served as deputy division chief for FDD in Sacramento. He has been with OSHPD since 1994 and worked briefly as an assistant fire marshal at UCLA in 1998. Prior to his state service, Oakley spent 20 years at a municipal fire department and was deputy fire chief for six years.Email the FDD Deputy Division Chief of Los Angeles
Stacie Walker, Deputy Director
Healthcare Workforce Development Division
Stacie Walker was appointed deputy director of the Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD) in January 2016.
Walker previously served as the Retirement and Planning Division chief at the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) for four years. She was responsible for a variety of research and education initiatives designed to support CalPERS' retirement security. In addition to her work at CalPERS, Walker has held key positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, First 5 California, the California Department of General Services, and the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Email the HWDD Deputy Director
Norlyn Asprec, Executive Director
Health Professions Education Foundation
Norlyn Asprec was appointed executive director of the Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) in June 2017.
Asprec joined OSHPD in 2016 and was the Marketing and Outreach Director in HPEF before serving as acting executive director in May 2017. She previously served as a legislative aide for a member of the state assembly and in 2010 was a Senate Fellow for the California Senate Fellows Program. Email the HPEF Executive Director
J. Scott Christman, Acting Deputy Director, Chief Information Officer
Information Services Division
J. Scott Christman was appointed acting deputy director of the Information Services Division (ISD) in May 2017.
Christman returned to OSHPD in June 2014 as chief information officer and deputy director to the former Information Technology Services Division. From 2001-2007, he served as an information technology (IT) manager and project coordinator at OSHPD; primarily supporting enterprise geographic information systems (GIS) and data management initiatives. He has held leadership roles in both private and public sectors that include a software company, healthcare systems, and the California Department of Public Health. He also served at the California Health and Human Services Agency where his work primarily focused on stimulus-funded health IT initiatives impacting the industry. Christman is a Sacramento native with an undergraduate degree from California State University Sacramento and a graduate degree from University of Southern California.
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