CCCC Advisory Board

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide insight, advice, and context to the CCCC staff and Board of Directors into current issues and controversies affecting the field of serious illness care, including palliative care and advance care planning.  

Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA

Jennifer Moore Ballentine has been executive director of the California State University Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care since 2017. The mission of the Institute is to increase access to and awareness of palliative care by educating current professionals, educating the future workforce, and building community awareness and advocacy.

Chad Hahn

Chad Hahn is a technology executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in business development, strategy and execution of technology-focused initiatives. He has started and successfully exited two service businesses, one of which was focused on social enterprise. He has a strong background in digital strategy, organizational change and enterprise architecture, with deep expertise in both traditional and emerging technologies. 

Tao Le, MD

Tao Le is the regional medical director for Health Net of California for Los Angeles and Orange County since 1999. Prior to joining Health Net, Dr. Le served as medical director for Med-Partners, a large national physician practice management company where he managed four staff-model medical groups and two Independent Practice Associations. His previous clinical and medical management leadership positions included medical director at Friendly Hills Health Care Network, Family Practice Department chairman and chief of staff at CIGNA Medical Group. 

Michael W. Rabow, MD, FAAHPM

Michael Rabow is a physician researcher based at UCSF. He is an internist who provides palliative care, treating hospitalized patients with life-altering or terminal illnesses. He is director of the Symptom Management Service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center.

Joy Scott, MBA

Joy Scott is the founder and principal of Joy Scott Public Relation. Joy Scott is driven by a passion to make a difference. She actively seeks out innovators and “best-of-breed” companies that improve the well-being of their clients and consumers. Then, with insight and influence, she guides them to deliver maximum impact in their markets – driving sales, reputation, and growth with a blend of strategic thinking, relentless pursuit of results, and diplomacy.

June Simmons, MSW

June Simmons is nationally recognized for her leadership in the administration of health care organizations. Since founding Partners in Care in 1997, June Simmons, MSW, has led the organization’s pioneering role in developing and scaling evidence-based care models, leading to innovative and effective interventions for the management of chronic conditions, the challenges of aging, and better coordinated care to improve health care outcomes.

Rebecca Sudore, MD

Rebecca Sudore is a geriatrician, palliative medicine physician, and clinician investigator based at SF VA and UCSF. She conducts research to improve advance care planning and medical decision making for diverse, vulnerable older adults. To this end, she has designed, tested, and disseminated innovative, patient centered tools including an easy-to-read advance directive in over 10 languages and created the
Prepare For Your Care website.