Board of Trustees

The Foundation is governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, and Senate Committee on Rules. The Director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the Chair of the Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission serve as ex-officio members.

  • Scott Sillers, President
    Oakland, CA
  • Aaron Byzak
    Oceanside, CA
  • Jennie Carreon de Lacey
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Cynthia J. Cotharn
    Playa Vista, CA
  • Sonia Teresita Delen
    San Francisco, CA
  • Cinthia Flores
    Los Angeles, CA
  • William C. Hendry
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Shaheen Lakhan
    Redlands, CA
  • Kristina Lawson
    Walnut Creek, CA
  • Janet Widmann
    Lafayette, CA

Ex-Officio Members

  • Robert P. David
    Sacramento, CA
  • William Henning, DO
    Yorba Linda, CA

This page was last updated on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

About Us

The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is a state non-profit established in 1987.

HPEF has awarded more than 14,721 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $169.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.

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