California/Hawaii Public Health Leadership Institute

Webinar #7

Health in All Policies
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Pacific

A project of the Center for Health Leadership & Practice

Desired Outcomes:




    Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH
    Deputy Director
    Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    California Department of Public Health
    Sacramento, CA

    Linda Rudolph, MD, MPHS Dr. Linda Rudolph is the Deputy Director, California Department of Public Health, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CCDPHP). CCDPHP includes the Chronic Disease and Injury Control Division, and the Division of Occupational and Environmental Disease Control. Previously, Dr. Rudolph was the Health Officer and Public Health Director for the City of Berkeley; in that role, she served on the CCLHO Board and co-chaired the CCLHO Chronic Disease Committee. Dr. Rudolph has also been the Chief Medical Officer for Medi-Cal Managed Care, Medical Director for the California Division of Workers' Compensation, Executive Medical Director for the Industrial Medical Council, staff physician in the CDPH Occupational Health program, and a physician for the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers' International Union. She has an MD from, San Francisco and an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Nick Macchione, MS, MPH, FACHE
    Health and Human Services Agency
    County of San Diego, California

    Nick Macchione, MS, MPH, FACHEAs Director of San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency, Nick Macchione oversees one of the nation’s largest local government health and social services networks, serving 3.2 million residents with direct services to over 400,000 clients annually. With budget responsibility of over $2.0 billion annually, Mr. Macchione manages a diverse professional workforce of 5,500 employees. He implements policy directives of an elected Board of Supervisors and manages the day-to-day operations of the Agency which provides a wide range of health and human services. These include: public health, behavioral health, Medicaid managed care, child welfare services, adult protective services, and numerous early childhood development programs.

    He also oversees the operation of the county’s Psychiatric Hospital, Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility, Polinsky Children’s Center and the San Pasqual Academy for foster youth. Prior to becoming the Agency’s Director in June 2008, Mr. Macchione served 10 years as the Agency’s Deputy Director. He has also worked in the State of New Jersey as Executive Director of a regional health planning organization serving a large and diverse metropolitan region.

    Mr. Macchione holds masters’ degrees from Columbia University and New York University where he specialized in health services management and health policy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Fellow with the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and a Public Health Leadership Scholar with the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Over the past 12 years, he has been a faculty member at San Diego State University in the Graduate School of Public Health. Since 2007, he has been serving as the John Hanlon Executive Scholar.

    Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH
    Public Health Officer
    Health and Human Services Agency
    County of San Diego, California

    Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPHWilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H. is board-certified in Family Medicine and has a master’s degree in public health. She received both professional degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by residency training at the Georgetown/ Providence Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Washington, D.C. Dr. Wooten is the Public Health Officer for the County of San Diego; in this capacity she also serves as a commissioner of the First 5 Commission of San Diego.

    She is a volunteer Associate Clinical Professor in the Department and is an Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health. She is on the Board and the executive committee of the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO), and a board member of the Health Officers’ Association of California (HOAC), as well as the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).


The following documents are PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations and are intended to be used for reference only.



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