Congratulations go out to Tammy Wilham, Front Office Supervisor Shingletown Medical Center for being chosen for this very prestigious program. On January 15th – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced the seventh cohort of the Clinic Leadership Institute’s Emerging Leaders program. The new class – made up of 29 professionals from community health centers across the state will participate in an intensive 18-month training to advance their skills and ability to lead within California’s healthcare safety net.

“This program continues to produce graduates who are confident, effective, and ready to take community health centers to the next level of success,” said Peter Long, Ph.D., president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation. “As more newly-insured patients rely on these organizations for quality, affordable care, this group of leaders will help drive transformation toward a high-performing safety net system across California.”

A signature project of Blue Shield of California Foundation, the Clinic Leadership Institute’s (CLI) Emerging Leaders program aims to prepare up-and-coming health professionals with the tools, networks, and guidance they need to not only advance their careers but expand and enhance the capacity and quality of care their health centers provide.

This year’s participants were selected for their leadership potential and dedication to building a strong healthcare safety net in California. Each one represents the diverse population and geography of our state. The experience they gain during their 18-month training will enable them to better serve the families and individuals in their communities, and more effectively respond to new challenges as our healthcare system continues to transform.

The Emerging Leaders program is administered by the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco. Since 1992, the Center has been dedicated to transforming health care by delivering leadership programs to empower change agents at every level and within all sectors of the health care system; and by producing nationally and internationally recognized, unbiased research to help health care decision makers understand today’s workforce issues and design actionable strategies to solve them. For more information about the Center, visit: