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


Victor Garibay - CopyVictor Garibay is a Policy Associate at CHBRP. He recently completed his undergraduate degree in Public Health and Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He was an HCC Undergraduate Intern and a Student Assistant with CHBRP. Victor also 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


MADISON GSPP HEADSHOT croppedMadison Olmsted (she/her) is a Graduate Student Intern with CHBRP and a Master of Public Policy student at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, focusing on health policy. Prior to pursuing her MPP, she worked as a Public Health Advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she advanced state-level health equity initiatives, coordinated community partnership, and led a communications team. Madison is motivated to use a policy-level approach to advance health equity and improve health systems for all. She holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago.

Contact information:
Graduate Student Intern
madison.olmsted@chbrp.org


IMG_2756 - CopyAlondra Peregrino is a Health Career Connection Undergraduate Student Intern at CHBRP. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Health at UC Berkeley with a minor in Public Policy. As a research assistant at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Alondra aided with multiple studies aimed at improving community health and promoting health equity. In addition, she served as a co-director of the student organization Chicanx/Latinx in Health Education which dedicates itself to providing health education to the Latinx community of the Bay Area. Alondra also interned at Mission Neighborhood Health Center, a federally qualified health center, where she was responsible for assisting in outreach and enrollment efforts to provide access to healthcare to the underserved populations of San Francisco’s Mission District.

Contact information:
HCC Undergraduate Student Intern
alondra.peregrino@chbrp.org