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.

We appreciate your interest in our mission and look forward to connecting with you.


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Board of Directors


Karen Miotto, MD – Chair
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


David Pating, MD – Vice Chair California Society of Addiction Medicine


Lee Snook, MD, FACP, FASAM – Secretary California Medical Association


Robert Cabaj, MD – Treasurer California Psychiatric Association


James Hay, MD – Immediate Past Chair California Medical Association


Richard Barton, Esq., Procopio LLP

Barton Blinder, MD, PhD California Psychiatric Association
Tom Curtis, Esq., Nossaman LLP

Mathew Goldenberg, DO
David Perrott, MD, DDS California Hospital Association

Janis Thibault, MFT

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