Mary Beth Kropp, EdD – Treasurer

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Mary Beth Kropp is a life-long educator serving in public schools for over 32 years prior to moving into consulting in 2016.  She specializes in aligning school systems for efficiency and creating conditions that support the whole child.  She has her Doctorate from USC in Organizational Change and Leadership, an MA in Educational Administration from CSU, Sacramento, […]

Raquel Arias, MPH – Secretary

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Raquel is the Associate Director of State Partnerships in California for the American Cancer Society (ACS). In this specialized role, she impacts the entire cancer care continuum through engagement with payors, government entities, and state coalitions. Over her 15 years at ACS, Raquel has partnered with various health plans, hospital systems, and FQHCs on quality […]

Laura Goetz, MD, MPH – Vice President

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Dr. Laura Goetz started her career as a colorectal surgeon and spent over 15 years caring for colorectal cancer patients. She then chose to change careers and focus on disease prevention, completing a second residency in Preventive Medicine. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings throughout California, including rural Federally Qualified Health Centers […]

Margaret Hitchcock, PhD – President

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Margaret Hitchcock, PhD is a founding board member of the California Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C4) and currently serves as President. She chairs and administers the C4 Community Grants program for improving colorectal cancer screening and care in California, primarily through funding Federally Qualified Health Centers to promote systems improvements. Her research interests aim to optimize […]

Daniel Anderson, MD, FACP – Past President

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Dr. Daniel S. Anderson is a Volunteer Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego.  Since 1984, he has been a Gastroenterologist with Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) in San Diego. He served as the Chief of Internal Medicine for Kaiser Permanente San Diego from 1986 to 2004. From 2004-2008, he […]