We all enjoyed a wonderful evening of laughs, great music and conversation during our October 25, 2007 reception celebrating California Health Advocates’ 10 year anniversary. Over sixty people attended and the room was alive with friends and colleagues spending a few hours to celebrate work well done, and to also honor Dr. Mark Smith, President/CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). The CHCF has shown great leadership over many years in enhancing access to information for California Medicare consumers. A “Certificate of Recognition” was also presented to CHA Board Chair Tatiana Fassieux by Commissioner Sharon Monck of the California Commission on Aging in support of the work accomplished by CHA over the past 10 years. Yolanda Prado HICAP Manager serving Kern County presented a heartfelt and moving address recognizing CHA staff.
Thanks to all who made the evening a most memorable event, and a special thanks to our sponsors and contributors listed below:
The California Endowment
National Health Law Program
Medicare Rights Center
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Aging Services of California
World Institute on Disability
Passages Adult Resource Center
Peter Bauer, Region 9, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Val Sheehan Consulting
California Association of Area Agencies on Aging
William “Bill” Pate
Bill and Gloria Powers
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
Matthew Jalbert, SparkleJet