STALFANA BELLO has been the Executive Director of Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) since 2002. PMF’s primary mission is to encourage recruitment and retention of African American physicians in the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area.
Her vision and leadership of the organizations goals and objectives focus on programs and initiatives related to retaining and increasing the number of practicing African American physicians while eliminating health disparities and improving the quality of life for patients and the overall community. She has worked with the Sinkler Miller Medical Association, the National Medical Association and various hospitals and healthcare organization in developing policy, healthcare initiatives, and fund development.
Bello received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Public Administration from Cornell University. In 2007, she completed an Executive Management Program at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.
She worked in Municipal Government for the City of Oakland in various positions including Agency Administration Manager for several of the key departments, including the Public Works Agency and the Office of Information Technology. She also worked as a Legislative Assistant in Sacramento for an Assemblyman representing the Richmond area in Contra Costa County.
In addition to reading, her special interests include screenwriting, filmmaking and fund development.
Julie Shields Strane
JULIE SHIELDS-STRANE has more than 25 years of progressively responsible experience in administrative services and training working as a paralegal, program/project manager and office manager.
She has a strong background in computer software applications and networking, specializing in installation, maintainence, upgrading and configuration of hardware and software.
Julie has been involved in community services working with numerous organizations doing event planning, database management for sponsorships and contributions, coordination programs and volunteer services, and public relations and social media marketing.
She has excellent people skills and is active with youth, healthcare, and other organizations whose mission is to enhance wellness and education throughout the community. Her special interest, in addition to event planning, includes tennis, gardening and growing cactus and succulents plants. Julie is married and has one daughter.