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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

Eden Township Health Care DistrictCandidate for Director

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Roxann V. Lewis

Incumbent
31,541 votes (15.41%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Work with the County to find a sustainable solution for our safety net hospital, St. Rose in Hayward.
  • Expand education to prevent type II diabetes and other preventable deseases
  • Help provide access to mental health clinics to our community.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Retired Nuclear Medicine/Ultrasound/Radiology Tech
Chairman, Eden Township Healthcare District, Eden township Healthcare District — Elected position (2013–current)
Commissioner, Alameda County West Board of Zoning Adjustments — Appointed position (2014–current)
Lead Nuclear Medicien/Ultrasound Technologist, San Leandro Hospital (1992–2011)
Member, Nate Miley's Community Advisory Board — Appointed position (2007–2010)
Senior Ultrasound Technologist, Alta Bates Summit Hospital, Oakland (1992–2002)
Chief Nuclear Medicine Technologist, San Leamdro Memorial Hospital (1987–1991)

Education

St, Mary's College, Moraga BA Health Service Administraton, Hosital Management (1988)
Merritt College, Oakland Certificate in Radiology, The practice of Medical Imaging (1966)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale (2003–current)
Volunteer, Castro Valley Breakfast Liojn's Club (1992–current)
Member/Shop Steward, ILWU Local #6 (1992–2011)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Hayward Firefighter Union
  • Frank Mellon, EBMUD

Organizations (4)

  • Labors Union 304
  • Alameda Labor Council-AFL-CIO
  • Hayward Democratic Party
  • Alameda County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (3)

  • Nate Miley, Alameda Country Supervisor
  • Richard Valle, Alameda County Supervisor
  • Bill Quirk, Assemblymen

Individuals (4)

  • Bobby and Brenda Clark-Fairview Residents
  • Bob Swanson-Castro Valley
  • Chris Higgins-Fairview Resident
  • Doug Jones, SEIU Organizer and Founding Member "Save San Leandro Hospital Coalition"

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Sustainability of safety net facilities in our community.

Summary

Working with the County to find ways to better serve our community with health education and services.

Having spent my entire adult life in the medical field, I have a great underdstanding of what's needed to serve our community when it comes to health care and preventative measures. In our current climate with hositals closing and cost of health care raising, it's important to preserve our sfaety net facilities. Eden Township Healthcare District has always been active in preserving these institutions and continues to support efforts to evaluate services for needy residents of our community.

As a current board members and Chair of the District, I am continuing to work out ways of sustaining these safety net facilities into the furture. We are entrusted with public assets and need to do is best for our community when it comes to healthcare dollars. We vet the organizations we support, making sure they fulfill the needs of our community.

Priorities in Health

Summary

Work to fin a sustainable solution to St. Rose.

Expand education for type II diabetes.

Help provide access to mental health clinnics to the community.

I wil work collaboratively with Alameda County to identify a sustainable solution to support St. Rose Hospital in to furture. St. Rose is a vital part of the areas emergency system and without this facilifty the entire county will suffer.

Diabetes type II is epidemic in Alameda County, for over 50% of the population has, or is predisposed to type II diabetes. Educating our community on prevention is much better than just wating to treat their symptoms. The District has been actively providing free class on prevention of type II diabetes.

The access to mental health clinics is lacking in our communities and I support getting residents the help that is needed. Most of our homeless population have some sort of mental illness that could be helped with the right intervention programs. Homelessness is a mental health issue that can be helped if we all recognize the problem and do something to address the situation.

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