Staff

 Biographies

3K0P2584 - Copy - CopyGaren Corbett, MS, is the Director of CHBRP. Corbett joined The California Health Benefits Review Program at the University of California's Office of the President as a Principal Analyst in early 2010, bringing with him over 13 years of policy and health care business experience. Previously, he was Deputy Director of The Health Industry Forum, which worked on reimbursement and health technology issues with leading policymakers and business executives. His ongoing consulting work has focused on federal and state health policy efforts and health care innovation. Earlier in his career, Garen provided strategic health care benefits and management consultant services to Liberty Healthcare Group, a national medical and pharmacy supply company, and for The Segal Company, an international human resource and benefits consulting firm. In government, Garen was Assistant Director for Legislation and Policy at the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission (GIC). At the GIC, he was responsible for managing large health benefits programs, policy and legislative activities, and research. Garen earned an M.S. in Public Affairs from The McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. in Sociology and American Studies with honors from Brandeis University.

Contact information:
Director
(510) 664-5306
garen.corbett@chbrp.org

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John Lewis, MPA, came to CHBRP in January of 2008 as a Principal Analyst. A native Texan, John studied at Trinity University in San Antonio before completing a graduate degree in health policy at New York University. John has a broad background in health delivery and health policy, having experience at local, state, and national levels. He has worked in hospitals, at a university, for a state government, and with a large, health-related, voluntary society. In the early 1990s, John worked at Bellevue Hospital Center before managing AIDS programs at a hospital in the South Bronx. He directed an inpatient HIV testing service and oversaw other, grant-funded efforts. In 1999, John left New York for a planning position with the American Cancer Society's National Home Office. In Oakland and Denver, he supported development of clinical goals for two of the Society's multi-state regions. In 2003, he began work with the Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center, a training and education program. Based in San Francisco, he led a multi-agency planning effort for stakeholders from across the country. Prior to coming to CHBRP, John also worked with the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Health Services, leading multi-party, state-wide immunization campaigns.

Contact information:
Associate Director
(510) 664-5305
john.lewis@chbrp.org

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Adara Citron, MPH, is a Principal Analyst with CHBRP. Prior to joining CHBRP, Adara was a Program Analyst with the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority where she assisted small businesses purchase health insurance through DC Health Link and oversaw Broker registration and training. Previously, she was a Policy Associate with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Women’s Health Policy team where she focused on issues related to insurance coverage of abortion and contraception. Adara holds a Master of Public Health in Health Policy from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from San Jose State University.


Contact information:
Principal Analyst 
(510) 664-5302
adara.citron@chbrp.org


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Sabrina Woll is a Policy Associate at CHBRP. She was born and raised in Hong Kong, where she developed a passion for healthcare and different health systems through her experiences with traditional Chinese medicine. As a certified Emergency Medical Technician, she spent the past year volunteering at events offering free COVID-19 testing for the Bay Area's unhoused and low-income population as well as assisting UC Berkeley's University Health Services with COVID-19 vaccinations for students, faculty, and staff. Prior to joining CHBRP, Sabrina was an outreach coordinator for The Suitcase Clinic, a humanitarian student organization dedicated to alleviating homelessness through offering health and social services to local underserved populations. Sabrina holds a B.A. in Public Health and Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact Information:
Policy Associate
sabrina.woll@chbrp.org 


Victor Garibay - CopyVictor Garibay is a Health Career Connection Undergraduate Student Intern at CHBRP and is in his fourth year of pursuing his undergraduate degree in Public Health and Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He has previously interned for multiple clinics in the bay area, including Clinica de La Raza and Clinic by the Bay, doing both administration and translation. Utilizing his communication skills, Victor contributes to the Volunteer Health Interpreters Organization, an undergraduate student-led organization dedicated to providing healthcare to underserved populations without language barriers.

Contact information:
Student Assistant
victor.garibay@chbrp.org