About HealthPATH

About HealthPATH 2021-06-01T19:51:42+00:00

HealthPATH is a workforce development initiative of Alameda Health System (AHS) that prepares youth and young adults for healthcare careers. Through internships and other work‐based learning experiences at AHS’s network of hospitals and wellness centers, HealthPATH exposes young people to career opportunities in the healthcare field while promoting academic excellence and teaching skills for life success. HealthPATH’s ultimate goal is to cultivate a pipeline of diverse and culturally competent healthcare workers who will become the future workforce of AHS.

Alameda Health System (AHS) is a leading public healthcare provider and medical training institution recognized for its world-class patient- and family-centered system of care. AHS’s mission is Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All. The heart of its mission is to promote wellness and eliminate health disparities within the diverse communities of Alameda County, California. As one of Alameda County’s largest employers, AHS has a workforce of more than 4,500 people. AHS’s integrated network of hospitals and clinics includes Highland Hospital & Trauma Center, Alameda Hospital, San Leandro Hospital, Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, four outpatient wellness clinics, and two skilled nursing facilities.

HealthPATH’s mission is to improve the lives of Alameda County residents by providing education and training that leads to careers in healthcare.

HealthPATH Advisory Board

James Jackson, Interim CEO

James Jackson,
Interim CEO, Alameda Health System

Lorna Jones

Lorna Jones
Interim CHRO, Alameda Health System

Jocelyn Freeman Garrick

Jocelyn Freeman Garrick
Executive Director, Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership / Deputy Medical Director, Alameda County Emergency Medical Services

Michaela Hayes

Michaela Hayes
Vice President for Partnerships & Engagement, Alameda Health System Foundation

Terry Lightfoot

Terry Lightfoot
Director of Government & Community Relations, Alameda Health System

HealthPATH Team

Jessica Pitt, Executive Director

Jessica Pitt, PhD
Executive Director

Joseph Peters
Program Coordinator/Instructor

Joilah James
Internship Coordinator

Minjie Liu
Operations Manager

Kati Maxkenzie
Simulation Manager

Brian Hanlon
Simulation Specialist