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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
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Sequoia Healthcare DistrictCandidato para Miembre de Junta, Area E

Photo de Gerald "Jerry" Shefren

Gerald "Jerry" Shefren

Director / Retired Physician
13,179 votos (75.53%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Increase access to mental health services for our residents
  • Provide programs to educate our youth about the addictive risk of vaping (electronic cigarettes) which has become an epidemic.
  • Promote collaboration among the healthcare providers in the district to maximize services to our residents.



Profesión:Physician and health care executive.
Retired Physician, Stanford University School of Medicine (2001–current)
Director, Sequoia Healthcare District Board — Cargo elegido (1998–current)
Leadership Committee, Redwood City 2020 — Cargo designado (2014–current)
Board of Directors, San Mateo County Medical Association — Cargo designado (2003–2008)


University of Illinois for MD and George Washington University for residency Medical Doctor, General medicine and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology (1970)
University of Illinois College of Medicine Medical Doctor, Specialty Obstetrics and Gynecology (1967)

Actividades comunitarias

Member, Redwood City 2020 (2014–current)
Volunteer physician, Samaritan House Redwood City Clinic and Stanford Arbor Clinic (2012–current)
Board member (President since 2014 to present, Bear Valley Music Festival (2011–current)
Board member, The Fistula Foundation (2001–2013)
President, Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (2008–2009)


I have a broad range of healthcare management experience beginning with the president and managing partner of a 6 physician specialty practice.  I have extensive managed care experience as the Medical Director of Managed Care for the Camino Healthcare IDS, Medical Director of Managed Care for a large multispecialty clinic Camino Medical Group where is was responsible for all contracting as well as medical management. I also was Executive Medical Director of Lifeguard where I was responsible for all contracting, medical management, and quality programs for this not for profit health plan.  Most recently I served as the Chief of the gynecology division at the Stanford School of Medicine and the Vice President of Ambulatory Care for Stanford Hospital and Clinics where I was responsible for gynecological services, the management of all Stanford Clinics, the Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology as well as managing the funds flow process with the Stanford School of Medicine on behalf of the hospital. I retired from my administrative positions in 2008 and clinical practice in 2012.  I continue to volunteer as a physician in several local clinics.


I have been on the Sequoia Heathcare District Board continuously since 2010 and have been an active participant in many subcommittees of the Board as well as being a member of Redwood City 2020.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

I believe there are many unmet health care needs in our country and our county.  The Sequoia Healthcare District which receives funding through property taxes in the district is fully authorized by legislation to use those funds to improve the health of our community.  In my view these funds should be focused on improving health of our residents by identifying the many holes in the local and national system.  The opportunities are many and range from school nurses to CPR classes and everything in between.  To make a difference we must look for those opportunities and ensure that those tax dollars are spent on effective programs by carefully evaluating our grantees on a continuous basis.


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