Van Ton-Quinlivan to the California Health Workforce Education and Training Council 

Governor Newsom Announces Appointment of Futuro Health CEO

Van Ton-Quinlivan to the California Health Workforce Education and Training Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –California Governor Newsom has appointed Futuro Health CEO Van Ton-Quinlivan to the new Health Workforce Education and Training Council.

Formed within the recent Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act of 2021, the Health Workforce Education and Training Council is responsible for helping coordinate California’s health workforce education and training to develop a workforce that meets California’s health care needs. 

Its membership consists of 17 appointees who represent various graduate medical education and training programs, health professions including but not limited to specialties for primary care and behavioral health, and consumer representatives.

“We are so pleased with this recognition of Van Ton-Quinlivan and also the immediate success of Futuro Health in addressing the health care worker shortage through strategies that pay attention to scale, equity and agility,” states David Grossman, MD, MPH, Vice Chair of the Futuro Health Board of Directors and Interim Vice President, Social and Community Health, at Kaiser Permanente. “We hope to see Van’s participation in this Council accelerate more win-win solutions for communities, workers, and employers.”

Ton-Quinlivan is a nationally recognized thought leader in workforce development and a catalyst for creating inclusive social and economic mobility for students through higher education. Her distinguished career spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Ton-Quinlivan served as executive vice chancellor of the California Community Colleges and brought about significant public investment growth in career education. She has been quoted as an expert on higher education in the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Insider Higher Education, Stanford Social Innovation Review, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications. She is a frequent speaker at events hosted by the National Governors Association, Brookings Institute, Aspen Institute, Stanford’s Hoover Institution, RAND Corporation, and numerous other forums.

In 2013, Ton-Quinlivan was named a White House Champion of Change under the Obama administration in recognition of her notable career in industry, education, and service as a community leader. She received the California Steward Leader Award in 2017 for her dedication to collaboration and work with public, private, and civic leaders to support economic and social mobility for state residents. Ton-Quinlivan was included in Sacramento magazine’s 2018 “Powered by Women” list of leaders inspiring positive change. In 2019, she was named a mediaX distinguished visiting scholar by Stanford University.

Ton-Quinlivan earned her master’s degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She serves on the boards of the National Skills Coalition, National Student Clearinghouse, and advises the Putting America Back to Work venture fund. She hosts the WorkforceRx podcast and is author of best-seller book, WorkforceRx: Agile and Inclusive Strategies for Employers, Educators and Workers in Unsettled Times.

About Futuro Health 

Futuro Health improves the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied health workers in the nation starting in California. We believe investing in education and skills training and retraining results in better-paying jobs for workers, better service for patients and better workers for employers to hire. Kaiser Permanente and Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) partnered to establish Futuro Health in January 2020 with a $130 million commitment.