Meet The CPPPH Team
Gail Jara, Executive Director Founding Executive Director of the California Society of Addiction Medicine where she helped with the design of the original Medical Board of California’s Diversion program, staffed the CSAM Committee on Well-being of Physicians and the Liaison Committee to Diversion.
Ashley Burke, CPPPH Administrative Manager An experienced administrator and events coordinator, Ashley holds a Bachelors degree in Human Development from San Francisco State University.
Janis Thibault, MFT, Program Consultant Founding director of the State Bar of California Lawyer Assistance Program and the former director of the Medical Board of California Physician Diversion Program. She has a private consulting business focusing on mental health programs and professional assistance programs.
Barbara Thompson, Communications Consultant Barbara Thompson has over 30 years of leadership in the field of addiction and recovery working in both clinical and administrative positions. She recently was the Executive Director of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Sacramento Region Affiliate. She is experienced in both prevention and treatment and co-occurring disorders.
Board of Directors
Richard Barton, Esq., Procopio LLP
David Perrott, MD, DDS California Hospital Association