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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

Palomar HealthCandidate for Board Member

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Laurie Edwards-Tate

Healthcare CEO/Businesswoman
61,522 votes (30.8%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Quality Assurance
  • Fiscal Stewardship

Experience

Biography

1. President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare for over 3 decades, serving seniors, disabled, developmentally disabled and Veterans with California Department of Social Services Licensed In Home Care, helping to maintain independence of those most vulnerable via governmental funding, Veterans Administration, social services organizations and privately paid.

My first 6 years of employment were in hospital settings during which time my variety of positions afforded exposure to all aspects of hospital life, including laboratory, pathology, surgery, adult hospitalization, children hospitalization, mental health hospitalization, alcoholism treatment programs, cardiac surgery and medical school programs.  

2.  I hold a Master's degree in Human Resource Management and Development; and, am a credentialed community college instructor.

3. Serving on Political Action and Policy Committee and Home Care Aide committees, and Past Member of the Board of Directors for the California Association for Health Services at Home where I spearheaded the development of training and accreditation;served in various elected and volunteer positions of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice;past Board Member of FACT; current Board Member on the American Lung Association; Committee Advisory Committee Board for the Cancer Action Network;Council Member of the Economic Development and Advocacy Advisory Committe and Chairman's Circle Member for  the North San Diego Business Chamber; member of the East County Chamber of commerce; member of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce;Year Round Corporate Sponsor of Southern Caregiver Resource Center;Community Advisory Board for the Senior Alliance;extensive committee work throughout the County in support of the caregiving community, including Community Action Networks; supporter of the the MS Society, Brain Tumor Foundation, St. Paul's Senior Services, and other various organizations.

4. Recipient of multiple awards: Top 50 Women-Owned Business;Health Care Heroes Finalist;Fastest GrowingCompany;Women in Business;California Women's Leadership Association Woman in Business to Watch 2017;Most Admired CEO Finalist;San Diego Magazine Awards Finalist;Live Well Proclamation, with a designated County day honoring my firm; honored to receive many Congratlatory Certificates and Proclamations from elected officials representing various parties in local, state and national levels.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

It is my firm belief that an elected position is an honor, and a position of trust.

Politics, at its best, is really Public Service.

It is encumbent upon all elected officials to serve at the pleasure of their constituency,  representing their best-interests.

I believe in a "service above self" philosophy, and recognize that being most effective requires a servant's heart.

When there are decisions to be made and legislation to pass, at the heart is what serves in the best-interest of people.

Political polarity freezes up the intent of the political process--and there is a critical need for bipartisanship. 

Though there are differences in viewpoints which are political party affialiation based, coming together is critical.

 

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