The Coalition’s Goals and Values are:

To represent California’s Chronic Care community of Health consumers,
Providers and Policy organizations while educating and advocating for:

  • Prevention
  • Affordability
  • Access to Care
  • Quality
  • Access and effectiveness

More about the CCCC's Purpose

California Chronic Care Coalition Leadership

President & CEO

  • Liz Helms, President & CEO, Co-Founder CCCC


  • Joan Werblun, RN – Chair, CCCC and Vice Chair, California Health Collaborative
  • Shannon Smith-Crowley, JD , CCCC Treasurer and - Legislative Advocate, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District IX
  • Teresa Anderson, Secretary CCCC and - Public Policy Director California Academy of Physician Assistants

Board of Directors

  • Jamie Morgan, Senior Director of Advocacy and Policy Campaigns, American Heart Association
  • Scott Suckow, CEO, American Liver Foundation Pacific Region
  • Krystin Herr Larkin, Legislative Consultant,  California Rheumatology Alliance
  • Jillian Hacker, Executive Director, Hemophilia Council of California

Policy Alliance Consultants, Larry Lanier and John Valencia, 

Jerry Jeffe, CCCC  Public Policy Analyst and Research

  • Teresa Anderson, California Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Stewart Ferry, National MS Society, California Action Network
  • Krystin Herr Larkin, Legislative , California Rhuematologist Alliance
  • Lisa Murdock, American Diabetes Association
  • Monica Johnson, International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement

Communications Committee

  • Bill Remak, CA Hepatitis C Task Force
  • Nancy Rene, Axis Health

Emeritus Board Members

  • Liz Helms
  • Joan Stevie
  • Bill Remak, CA Hepatitis C Task Force