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TCWF Board Re-electionsPhilanthropic Leader Judy Belk Appointed President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation

Judy Belk will lead The California Wellness Foundation as its next president and CEO, effective April 7, 2014, announced Barbara C. Staggers, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Belk is currently senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a position she has held since 2002.

“Judy has stellar operational and strategic leadership expertise in philanthropy and a strong sense of valuing the voices of grantees,” Staggers said. “This coupled with her track record in myriad philanthropic efforts that support underserved communities makes her a strong match for The California Wellness Foundation.”

A seasoned leader with more than 25 years of senior management experience in the philanthropic, government, nonprofit and corporate sectors, Belk played a pivotal role in building Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) into one of the nation’s largest independent nonprofit advisory firms, which currently advises on more than $300 million annually in more than 30 countries. More.

Articles and Essays by Judy Belk

On Sunday, Faith and Freedom
Los Angeles Times April 7, 2013

Black Americans Donate to Make a Difference
Reuters February 23, 2012

A Cycle of Class and Privilege Comes Full Circle
Los Angeles Times August 21, 2011

Black Man’s Burden
Los Angeles Times January 16, 2011

The Art of Giving: Feeding Our Minds and Souls
Linkages (from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors) Winter/Spring 2009

Big Sky, Open Arms
The New York Times June 22, 2003

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California gives further reprieve for Obamacare sign-ups
Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2014

Covered California Q&A: Is Monday Still the Deadline to Enroll?
Los Angeles Times March 27, 2014
People Post: Foundation Staff and Board Member News; Job Openings
Health Affairs Grant Watch Blog March 26, 2014
U.S. Announces Further Exemptions for Insurance Enrollment Deadline
The New York Times March 26, 2014

Bringing Legitimacy – And Money – to San Diego Street Outreach Workers
KPBS Public Broadcasting March 25, 2014

Final Countdown to Covered California Deadline
Annenberg TV News March 24, 2014
California Board Votes to Maintain Better Worker’s Right-to-Know
ScienceBlogs March 24, 2014
State to Send Voter Registration Cards to Obamacare Applicants
Los Angeles Times March 24, 2014

Insurance Agents Drive High Asian Enrollment on Covered California
The California Report (KQED-FM) March 23, 2014
Covered California Deadline Approaching
KTXL FOX40 March 20, 2014

Philanthropic Leader Appointed First African American Woman President and
CEO of The California Wellness Foundation March 20, 2014
Obamacare FAQ: Options for Immigrant
The California Report (KQED-FM) March 19, 2014
Administration Plays to Young in Health Push
The New York Times March 19, 2014
Homeless Are Hesitant to Use Medi-Cal
California Health Report March 19, 2014
Community Clinics Push Enrollment in Covered California As Deadline Approaches
KPS Public Broadcasting March 17, 2014

Covered Calif. Plans to Boost Outreach to Latinos, Youth
California Healthline March 17, 2014
Covered California Hits Million Sign-Ups for Health Care Coverage
Sacramento Business Journal March 17, 2014
Thousands of Young California Immigrants Eligible for Coverage
-- Though Often They Don’t Know It
Kaiser Health News March 17, 2014
Time Running Out to Enroll in Covered California Health Plan
The Fresno Bee March 15, 2014
Protestors Rally at Capitol to End Fracking
KTXL FOX40 March 15, 2014
Nearly 1 Million Residents Sign Up With Covered California as Health Care Deadline Looms
Los Angeles Daily News March 13, 2014
Warning Signs: How Pesticides Harm the Young Brain
The Nation. March 11, 2014

New Foundation Leader to Focus on Those Who Lack Health Care
The Chronicle of Philanthropy March 10, 2014 Editor’s Note: The original version of this article incorrectly states that Cole Wilbur is TCWF’s “interim executive director.” Please note that Mr. Wilbur is interim president and CEO. This article posted with permission from the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Judy Belk Appointed First African American Woman President and CEO of
The California Wellness Foundation

EUR/Electronic Urban Report March 7, 2014

Covered California Central Valley Enrollment Numbers Through January 31, 2014 Increases 56%
December 31, 2013

Sierra Sun Times March 5, 2014

San Diego Exceeds Covered California Enrollment Goal
KPBS March 4, 2014

Los Angeles County Residents Surpass Projected Enrollment into Covered California Health Exchange
Los Angeles Daily News March 4, 2014

Local Hero: Ann Reiss Lane
KCET March 2014

Hard Times Drive California’s Adult Kids to Return Home, Study Finds
Ventura County Star February 27, 2014

Oakland Doctor Shares Teen Stories of Suffering and Resiliency Amidst Violence
The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships (USC Annenberg School) February 26, 2014

Camp Kilpatrick, an Acclaimed Youth Sports Program, is Sidelined
Los Angeles Times February 24, 2014

Alameda County Blazes Trail for Obamacare
California Health Report February 17, 2014

Is Treasure Island Toxic? Residents’ Worries Grow
San Francisco Chronicle February 16, 2014

Paramount Residents Not Alone in Pollution Fight
Los Angeles Times February 15, 2014

States Struggle to Add Latinos to Health Rolls
The New York Times February 13, 2014

Project Targets Juvenile Justice Reforms
U-T San Diego February 12, 2014

Some 27,000 Sacramentans Sign Up for Health Care Via Covered California
Sacramento News & Review February 6, 2014

When Your Parent is the State, It’s Tough to Stay Insured
Los Angeles Daily News February 3, 2014

San Bernardino County Last in State in Covered California Sign-Ups
The Sun February 3, 2014

Vallejo Schools Target 'Crossover Youth' with $400,000 Grant
Vallejo Times Herald January 29, 2014

Homeboy Industries, A Success Story, Still Faces a Daily Struggle
Los Angeles Times January 25, 2014

A Menacing Air in the Central Valley
Los Angeles Times January 24, 2014

Covered California Adopts Pediatric Dental Policy
Sacramento Business Journal January 24, 2014

More Collaboration Needed to Fix Higher Education, Experts Say
Los Angeles Times January 23, 2014

Big Surge in Statewide Health Sign-Ups
Orange County Register January 22, 2014

Advocates for Workers Raise the Ire of Business
New York Times January 16, 2014

Former Youth Inmate Overcomes the Impossible to Run for California State Assembly
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange January 12, 2014

Activist at Vanguard of Restaurant Workers’ Rights
San Francisco Chronicle January 11, 2014

Making Nail Salons Healthier for Workers, Clients
San Francisco Chronicle January 7, 2014

Students Gather Data to Identify Workplace Issues
Register-Pajaronian January 6, 2014

Christmas at the Salvation Army
Highland Community News January 2, 2014

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