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Lark’s Legacy

Lark Galloway-Gilliam was the founding Executive Director of Community Health Councils (CHC) which began in 1992 as a result of the civil unrest and in response to the growing health crisis to support planning, resource development and policy education for the South Los Angeles (SLA) area and other under-resourced and marginalized communities throughout LA County. Until her passing in December 2014, Lark led the CHC team to engage communities and strengthen the connections among organizations in order to improve health, eliminate disparities, and achieve health equity.

Under Lark’s leadership, CHC became an expert in health equity in Los Angeles, across California and the country. Lark also participated in the following professional committees and organizations:

  • City of Los Angeles ReCode Zoning Advisory Committee
  • City of Los Angeles Park Program Park Advisory Committee
  • Community Commons – IP3 Board of Directors
  • California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce Steering Committee
  • National Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Coalition Board of LA
  • Office of Statewide Health Planning Communication Advisory Group
  • LA County Department of Health Service Health Care Policy Advisory Committee & Quality Data Committee
  • Liberty Hill Community Fund Advisory Committee
  • California Attorney General’s Charity Care Advisory Committee
  • Los Angeles Health Collaborative Steering Committee
  • Martin Luther King Medical Center Hospital Advisory Board

We are confident that Lark would be proud of CHC’s new leadership and the direction in which the organization is taking to further realize our mission and vision.

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