Stalfana Bello, M.P.A.
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.
Lynette Marie Barganey
LYNETTE MARIE BARGANEY has been recognized as one of the top professionals in Special Events, Hotel Management, Catering and Hospitality. She has served as Catering Sales Director, Front Office Manager and other management positions at numerous properties throughout the Bay Area including at the Holiday Inn Fisherman Wharf, Holiday Civic Center, San Francisco Downtown Ramada, Wyndam San Rafael, and the Oakland Civic Center Marriott.
With a career in hotel management spanning more than thirty-five years, Lynette has successful managed budgets of more than 1.2 million dollars annually. She has excellent organizational and people management skills. Lynette has always had an interest in applying her professional background and skill set to enhancing opportunities for youth and overall health and wellness thru education and community service. Her special interest include traveling, photo collages, outdoor entertaining. Lynette is married and has two children.
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.
Accountant, Monitoring, Evaluation
MITTIE GRIGSBY has over 34 years of finance, accounting, cash management and tax expertise. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, Hayward (now Cal-State East Bay). Mittie built an impressive career and reputation in the Bay Area working for local and national retail giants such as Gap, Inc, Mervyn’s, The Nature Company, Inc., Crescent Jewelers, Inc. She served as Chief Financial Officer for Andronico’s Markets for 9 years where she successfully managed the company through financial difficulties to a multi-million dollar recapitalization.
Mittie has served on the Board of Directors of the Alameda County Community Child Care Council. She is an enrolled agent in good standing and a registered representative with Transamerica Financial Advisors, holding several security licenses.
Program Administrative Assistant
Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
Doctors Rock: Match & Mentor
Doctors Rock: Workshop Series (Test Prep, Essay/Writing, Interview/Communication skill building)
UCSF School of Medicine – MS 2
Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
Community Health Ambassadors Program
Randi Smith, M.D.
Doctors On Board Pipeline Education Program
B.A., California State University, Fresno
PostBaccalaureate, California State University, East Bay
Preparing for the 2015 MCAT
Jermelle B. Newman
B.S. University of San Francisco
Pre-Med Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program- CSU East Bay
Preparing application for medical school
Future doctor – Orthopedic Surgeon