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dr.-ross1ROBERT K. ROSS
President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert K. Ross, M.D., is president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment, a health foundation established in 1996 to address the health needs of Californians. Prior to his appointment in July 2000, Dr. Ross served as director of the Health and Human Services Agency for the County of San Diego from 1993 to 2000, and Commissioner of Public Health for the City of Philadelphia from 1990 to 1993.

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Executive Vice President/Counsel

Martha Jimenez joined The California Endowment as Executive Vice President/Counsel in October 2014. Her responsibilities include serving as chief advisor to The Endowment’s President and CEO on legal and governance matters, organizational and operational effectiveness and strategy, as well as directing the Foundation’s Human Relations and Administrative Grant-Making functions.

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Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities

Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH is Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment. In the fall of 2009, Dr. Iton began to oversee the organization’s 10-Year, multimillion-dollar statewide commitment to advance policies and forge partnerships to build healthy communities and a healthy California.

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Senior Vice President, Healthy California

Daniel Zingale joined The California Endowment as Senior Vice President in January 2009. Zingale leads The Endowment’s Healthy California team. He spearheaded the ‘Asegurate’ campaign to enroll Latinos in Obamacare, and the ‘Health Happens Here’ campaign to challenge conventional assumptions about health and advance health justice and equity in under-served communities.

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Vice President, Enterprise Programs

Marion Standish joined The California Endowment with an extensive legal and philanthropic background. As Vice President, Enterprise Programs, she is responsible for managing resources that will support collaboration and alignment across all TCE Departments to achieve TCE’s mission and Building Health Communities goals and outcomes.

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Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dan DeLeon joined The California Endowment in May 2008 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of The Endowment’s financial information and technology operations, including accounting, tax compliance, planning and analysis, audit, information systems and infrastructures.

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Chief Investment Officer

Ruth Wernig was appointed Chief Investment Officer of The California Endowment in April 2010. She is responsible for managing the $3.3 billion endowment and overseeing a staff of 7.

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