CTCA Executive Committee (EC)

CTCA is led by volunteers from local and state TB Control programs within California. The Executive Committee (EC) consists of elected officers and representatives from large, medium and small/rural health jurisdictions. 

Executive Committee (EC) Officers, 5/2023-8/2024: 

President: Ankita Kadakia, MD, Deputy Health Officer (San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency)

President-Elect: Eva Reeder, PHN, Program Manager (Ventura County Health Care Agency, Public Health)

Secretary Treasurer: Amit Chitnis, MD, MPH, (Alameda County Public Health Department Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention)

Past PresidentSundari Mase, MD, MPH, Health Officer and TB Controller (County of Sonoma Department of Health Services, Public Health Division)

Ex-Officio Member: Jennifer Flood, MD, MPH, Chief, TB Control Branch Chief (California Department of Public Health (CDPH))

At-Large Members:

TB Controller-at-Large: Sharon Wang, D.O.,  TB Controller, (San Bernardino County Public Health, Communicable Diseases, Emerging Diseases)

Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Forum (NAHPF) Co-chairs:Rocio Agraz-Lara, MSN, RN, PHN, Nurse Manager (San Francisco Department of Public Health Population Health Division, Disease Prevention and Control, Tuberculosis Control)

Rural and Small Health Jurisdictions (RSHJ): Phuong Luu, MD, MHS, FACP, Health Officer and TB Controller (Sutter County Health and Human Services, Public Health, Communicable Disease (CD) and Yuba Health and Human Services)

Representative from the Highest Morbidity Jurisdiction: Julie Higashi, MD, PhD, TB Controller (Los Angeles County Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program)

Extra Executive Committee Members:

Ann Loeffler, MD, Assistant Health Officer and Tuberculosis Controller, Santa Clara County Public Health Department

Angelito Bravo, MD, Program Manager, Pulmonary Disease Services, (Orange County Healthcare Agency)

Melony Chakrabarty, MD, MPH, TB Controller Sacramento DPH

The Executive Committee meets once a month to advance the work prioritized in the 23_24 Work Plan created at the beginning of the EC cycle. All CA TB Program staff are welcome to join these calls. Our calls are currently scheduled for first Tuesdays, 12-2PM. Send an email through this website Contact Us for call in information.

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