The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) is supported by an advisory board, representing state and local health officials, community and rural clinics, hospitals, health plans, public health offices, and advocacy organizations.


Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH
California Health and Human Services Agency

Linette Scott, MD, MPH
Chief Data Officer

Department of Health Care Services



Juliet K. Choi, JD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Ana Jackson, PhD
Chief Evaluation & Data Strategy Director
Blue Shield of California Foundation
Alternate: Richard Thomason, MPA, Policy Director

Charles Bacchi
President and CEO
California Association of Health Plans

Donna Ures
Section Chief, Policy, Monitoring, and Financing Section Community Services Division
Department of Health Care Services
Alternate: Julia Rojas

Amber Ott
Senior Vice President, Data Analytics
California Hospital Association

Monisha Avery, MSW
Acting Director, Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA)
California Health and Human Services Agency

Amy Adams, MSW
Senior Program Officer, Improving Access
Health Reform and Public Programs
California Healthcare Foundation

Xueying Sherry Zhang MD, MPH, MS
Chief, Research Scientist, Evaluation Unit
California Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program

Alternate: Tam Vuong, MPH, Research Scientist

Jessica Altman
Chief Executive Director
California Health Benefit Exchange
Isaac Menashe, Associate Director, Evaluation & Research
Emory Wolf, Senior Research Specialist
Lian Langou, Senior Research Specialist

Garen L. Corbett, MS
Executive Director
California Health Benefits Review Program
Alternate: John Lewis, MPA, Associate Director

Michelle Doty Cabrera
Executive Director
County Behavioral Health Directors Association California

Amie Miller, PsyD
Executive Director
California Mental Health Services Authority
Alternate: Jeremy Wilson, MPPA, Program Director & PIO

Jasmine DeGuzman Lacsamana, MPH
Program Officer

Archstone Foundation

Earl Lui, JD
Program Director
The California Wellness Foundation