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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Office of Women's Health
3400 Aerojet Avenue, Third Floor
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: (626) 569-3850
Fax: (626) 288-9335
Office of Women’s Health -   Women's Health Policy Council


The Women's Health Policy Council (WHPC) is composed of volunteer civic and community leaders who serve as the primary source of review and guidance for the Office of Women's Health by:

  • Developing a Women's Health Strategic Plan for women's health policies, services, and programs
  • Evaluating programs and policies affecting women's health
  • Prioritizing scientific, medical, ethical, and policy issues related to improving the health status of women

  Women's Health Policy Council Members
  • Debra R. Judelson, M.D. (Chair)
    Medical Director,  Women's Heart Institute
    Senior Partner, Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California
  • Martha Dina Arguello
    Executive Director
    Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles
  • Crystal Crawford, J.D.
    Program Director
    The California Wellness Foundation
  • Susan Berke Fogel, J.D.
    Director, Reproductive Health
    National Health Law Program
  • Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Ph.D.,  M.N., R.N.
    UCLA School of Public Health, Center For Health Sciences
  • Cindy Keitel, M.B.A.
    Community Relations, California Lutheran University
  • Honorable Abbe Land
    Councilmember, City of West Hollywood
    Executive Director CEO, The Trevor Project
  • Charlotte Lesser
    Los Angeles County Commission for Women
  • Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D
    Director, Institute for Prevention Research
    Department of Preventive Medicine
    USC-Keck School of Medicine
  • Janet Pregler, M.D.
    Director, Iris Cantor UCLA Women's Health Center
    Director, UCLA National Center of Excellence in Women's Health
  • Margaret Farwell Smith
    Consultant, Farewell Associates
  • Juanita Watts, M.D.
    Regional Coordinator for Women's Health
    Southern California Kaiser Permanente Group
  • Margaret Lynn Yonekura, M.D.
    Executive Director, LA Best Babies
    Associate Professor, Clinical Ob-Gyn, UCLA
    Director of Community Benefit, California Hospital Medical Center
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