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Board & Staff


Board of Directors

Jerry Shefren, M.D.

President, Zone E: 2018-2022

Education: University Iowa; MD, University Illinois College of Medicine; Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology, George Washington University

Occupation: Physician                                                          

Community Affiliations & Certificates

Member of the San Mateo Blue Ribbon Task Force; Portola Valley Emergency Preparedness Committee; Bear Valley Music Festival Board of Directors

Ethics Training Certificate

Harassment Training Certificate

Ivan Martinez

Director, Zone D: 2020-2024

Education: AA, Foothill College

Occupation: Executive Director, Redwood City P.A.L.                                        

Community Affiliations & Certificates

William L. Fong, PharmD, JD, Esq

Director, Zone A: 2022

Education: UCSF School of Pharmacy — Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharmacy (current), Golden Gate University School of Law — Juris Doctor, Law (current), UC Berkeley — BA, Biochemistry (current)

Occupation: Pharmacist/Attorney (retired)

Community Affiliations & Certificates

Soccer Referee USSF Certified, California Youth Soccer Association, Retired Pharmacist Manager, Sutter Health, Former Associate Attorney, Law Office David Yang, Former Board Member, Veteran Administration Human Rights Committee, Former Associate Chief Pharmacy Services, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center, Former Director of Pharmacy, Kindred Hospital, Former Legislative Delegate/Advocate, University of California Alumni Association, Former Inpatient Director of Pharmacy, Kaiser Medical Centers, Former Chairman and Member of Foster City Parks and Recreations Committee, Former Assistant Baseball Coach, Foster City Little League

Ethics Training Certificate

Aaron Nayfack, M.D.

Secretary/Treas., Zone C:2018-2022

Education: BS, Stanford University; MPH, MD, UCLA; internal medicine/pediatric residency, Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center

Occupation: Developmental and Behavioral pediatrician, PAMF

Community Affiliations & Certificates

Kim Griffin

Director, Zone B: 2020-2024

Education: ADN, Lincoln Land Community College

Occupation: Registered Nurse, Children’s Cardiology of The Bay Area

Community Affiliations & Certificates

California Nurses Association, American College of Cardiology

Ethics Training Certificate

Harassment Training Certificate

District Staff

Pamela Kurtzman

CEO of Sequoia Healthcare District

Contact: 650.421 2155 Ext. 202,

Education: BS, Arizona State University; MPH, University of New York at Stonybrook/Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Ms. Kurtzman joined SHD in 2006 to launch the HeartSafe Program and was appointed Director of Healthy Youth Initiatives in 2010. In 2014, she became Director of Grants and Programs before becoming CEO in January, 2018. As CEO, Ms. Kurtzman leads District efforts to foster health equity– defined as “not simply the absence of disease, but rather the overall quality of life” for all District residents.

Harassment Training Certificate

Karen Li, M.D.

Director of School Health

Contact: (650) 421-2155 Ext. 204,

Education: BS, UCLA; MD, UCSF; Pediatric Residency, Children’s Hospital, Oakland

Dr. Li identifies health and safety needs, provides vision and leadership, and collaborates with school district wellness coordinators and community partners. Prior to working at the District, Dr. Li was the Wellness Coordinator at Sequoia Union High School District. She brings with her a wealth of medical knowledge and expertise from her former career as a pediatrician.                                                                   

Harassment Training Certificate

Heidi Stamper

Executive Support & Clerk of the Board

Contact: (650) 421-2155 Ext. 201,

Education: BA, technical writing certificate, CSU Chico

Ms. Stamper first joined the District as a member of the Living Healthy team in 2014. Prior to joining SHD, she has worked as a grant writer, software release coordinator, technical writer, event coordinator, convention organizer, and bookkeeper.  In August 2017, Ms. Stamper took on the role of office manager, bookkeeper, and clerk of the Board.                                                                 

Harassment Training Certificate

Jenny Bratton

Grants Development Director

Contact: (650) 421-2155 Ext. 207,

Education: BA, UCLA; Teaching credential, UCSD; MA, SJSU           

Ms. Bratton joined Sequoia Healthcare District in July 2017. Prior to joining SHCD, Ms. Bratton spent the last 15 years working in public education, of which the past four years were spent teaching at Woodside High School in the Sequoia Union High School District. Ms. Bratton provides overall support for HSI work and grants programs.                                                                                                                                                                        

Harassment Training Certificate

Luz Garcia

District Comms & Sequoia Strong Coordinator

Contact: (650) 421-2155 Ext. 203,

Education: BS, SCU                                                                                                               

Luz oversees the Sequoia Strong Program and directory where district residents are able to easily access a variety of resources to help them live a healthy and engaged life at every age. In addition, she leads the District’s communication strategies. She brings with her a deep understanding of community engagement and marketing.                                                                                

Harassment Training Cerificate