PLEASE RSVP BY MONDAY, MAY 6th
Registration 11:00 am
Business Meeting 11:30 am
Lunch 12:00 pm
Program 12:30 pm
SPEAKER ~ LESLIE WITTEN-ROOD
Leslie Witten-Rood currently serves as California Emergency Medical Services Authority Statewide Program Director and is the subject matter expert on Health Information Exchange in Emergency Services. She provides technical assistance to subcontractors and a 26-member Advisory Committee to meet the milestones for a cooperation agreement between the State of California and the Federal Government. Recently, she worked on a 40 million dollar project to advance all of California Health and Emergency Services and Disaster Responses by developing connections between health information organizations, local emergency agencies and providers, local hospitals, and medical professionals. This program will advance the care of the above mentioned through improved health information exchange for EMS, community paramedics, end of life decisions, and disaster medical responses.
Before joining EMSA in 2016, Leslie served as the Assistant Director for the California Office of Traffic Safety for 12 years administrating over $100 million annually for traffic safety grant projects that reduced traffic deaths, injuries, and economic losses. Early in her career, she worked as an appointee to Governor Pete Wilson for six years. Leslie has an extensive background in grant administration, project management, legislation, and health informatics.
She has a Masters in Political Science from San Diego State University and is currently working on her second Masters from UC Davis in Health Informatics. She is married and the mother of two.
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