Maternal Health Task Force

Committee Members

Palav Babaria, MD Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Director of Quality and Population Health Management, California Department of Health Care Services 
Priya Batra, MD, MS

Deputy Director, Health Promotion Bureau Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Curtis Chan, MD Deputy Health Officer and Medical Director, Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health at the San Francisco Department of Public Health
Ajira Darch Creative, Liberation Strategist, Full Spectrum Birthworker
Executive Director, Roots of Labor Birth Collective
Podcast Co-Host, Doula Stories
Founder, Bay Area Bodymilk Cooperative
Cristina Gamboa, MD
OBGYN and Director, Ambulatory Women's Health Services Salud Para La Gente 
Jeffrey Gould, MD, MPH

Senior Advisor, CPQCC and CMQCC


Clinical Director of Maternal and Child Services, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco

Leslie Kowalewski Executive Director, CMQCC, CPQCC and PRC
Mashariki Kudumu, MPH Founder, Kudumu Partnerships for Equity and Justice

Antoinette Medina, MPA

Program Coordinator, California Tribal Epidemiology Center
Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOG

California Surgeon General, Office of the California Surgeon General

Karen Ramstrom, DO, MSPH

Branch Chief, Maternal & Infant Health MCAH Division, CA Dept of Public Health