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California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is the leader in collecting data and disseminating information about California's healthcare infrastructure.

OSHPD promotes an equitably distributed healthcare workforce, and publishes valuable information about healthcare outcomes.

OSHPD also monitors the construction, renovation, and seismic safety of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and provides loan insurance to assist the capital needs of California's not-for-profit healthcare facilities.

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OSHPD's Vision Statement

Access to safe, quality healthcare environments that meet California's diverse and dynamic needs.

OSHPD's Mission Statement

OSHPD advances safe, quality healthcare environments through innovative and responsive services and information that:

  • Finance emerging needs
  • Ensure safe facilities
  • Support informed decisions
  • Cultivate a dynamic workforce

OSHPD's Values

Accountability - Willingness to accept responsibility for one's actions

As a government agency, OSHPD is held accountable for its actions. In fact, this "Accountability" is one of the prime factors that separate governmental from private sector organizations. OSHPD is accountable to the people of California, as well as to their representatives, including the Governor and members of the Legislature. OSHPD is also accountable to those who depend on its services, such as healthcare facilities and health professionals, to name two examples. This accountability generates certain expectations for OSHPD's actions.

Communication - The sharing of information

"Communication" means that it is important for OSHPD to effectively and reliably transmit information both internally and externally. It also emphasizes that at OSHPD, communication is "two-way" in nature. OSHPD is a national leader in communication as portrayed by its commitment to making healthcare information available to the public. An example of this is found in OSHPD's hospital financial and utilization reports that are considered to be confidential in many states.

Community - A unified body of individuals

OSHPD embraces a culture where instead of many divisions geographically disbursed working on their own, it is one department coming together to serve its clients and the people of California. OSHPD is a community comprised of unique individuals with special roles and talents who are unified by an identity that is greater than the sum of its parts. This "Community" value is a new value for OSHPD and enhances and supports other areas of OSHPD's strategic planning effort. In the Community Map, OSHPD has formally named the OSHPD team as the "OSHPD Community." The Rallying Cry, "One OSHPD – Working Together," which provides energy for OSHPD's initial efforts toward implementation of its strategic plan, also emphasizes the importance of this new value and the need to work as one organization.

Innovation - A new idea, method or device

"Innovation" typifies what OSHPD does. For example, OSHPD's Cal-Mortgage Program and Health Professions Education Foundation are healthcare accessibility extenders that are unique in state government. OSHPD's Facilities Development Division is known throughout the world for its cutting edge work on health facility structural and functional safety. Although OSHPD is not the only state department in the nation that collects or analyzes health data, many consider OSHPD's Healthcare Information Division to be the best at what it does. OSHPD's Healthcare Workforce Development Division has also garnered repeated accolades for leading the nation in a proactive effort to develop the health workforce.

Integrity - To adhere firmly to a code of moral values

"Integrity" is a very important value for a governmental organization. The dictionary includes the definition: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values, i.e. incorruptibility. At OSHPD, with regard to both internal operations and external relationships, integrity is our cornerstone. Integrity also means that OSHPD can be counted on to always perform in a consistent and fair manner.

Professionalism - Aspiring qualities that mark a profession or agency

"Professionalism" means high standards, self-accountability, and responsibility. Other identified characteristics of professionalism include the need to maintain an ongoing educational process, dedication, and awareness of professional norms in order to achieve a consistency of performance. Put another way, OSHPD team members can be relied upon to always perform in a uniformly excellent manner by continually improving their capabilities and competencies.

Respect - To consider worthy of high regard

"Respect" is a value that OSHPD team members use to guide their work on a daily basis. Respect has meaning for both internal relationships with each other and external relationships with OSHPD's constituents. Each operating unit within OSHPD has a set of clients who utilize OSHPD's services. Despite the enormous volume of interactions, OSHPD has rarely (indeed almost never) received complaints about the way OSHPD's team members treat its clients.

Service - A contribution to the welfare of others

OSHPD is essentially a "Service" organization, providing services for its clients and the California public. These services include the efficient processing of approvals for health facility construction and the collection and dissemination of information from healthcare providers along with many other services OSHPD provides. OSHPD is recognized for its service quality and consistency. OSHPD is committed to maintaining and even improving upon this level of achievement, which is a demanding but achievable goal.

Teamwork - Each doing a part for the good of the whole

OSHPD works as a team of many teams. A team-based approach allows the organization to synergistically apply its various strengths and technical competencies. An illustration of this comes from the Facilities Development Division where a team comprised of structural engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, fire-life safety officers, architects, compliance officers, and others must work together at multiple points in time to review and approve new construction for California's hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Another example is the Healthcare Information Resource Center where a group of creative and dedicated professionals work together to respond creatively to requests for information or data.

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Director’s Office

OSHPD Director Bob David
Robert P. David, Director Email

Robert P. David was appointed by Governor Brown as director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on April 13, 2012.

Prior to his appointment to OSHPD, David was an executive for the American Hospital Association where he worked on state and federal issues impacting the industry. From 2005 to 2010, David served as the Chief Deputy Director for OSHPD, and before that, he was the Regional Vice President at the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California for six years. Other state government experience includes serving as Assistant Secretary at the Health and Welfare Agency and as Senior Negotiator at the California Medical Assistance Commission.

From 1999 to 2003 David served as a member of the State Emergency Medical Services Commission and is a former member of the San Joaquin County Health Commission. He was selected as a Sierra Health Foundation Health Leadership Fellow in 2002, and completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University in 2006.

Fran Mueller, Chief Deputy Director Email

Fran Mueller was appointed by Governor Brown as chief deputy director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on February 6, 2015.

Prior to her appointment to OSHPD, Mueller was the deputy director of administration at the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) since 2010. From 2006-2010, Mueller served as the chief of the Financial Management and Contracts Branch at CDSS. She was a finance budget analyst at the California Department of Finance from 2002 to 2006 and director of research and programming at PTI Media Networks from 2001 to 2002. From 1998 to 2001, Mueller was director of research and programming at KTXL-TV in Sacramento and also served as the station’s director of research from 1987 to 1998. Mueller is from New York, where she was the research and marketing group manager at MMT Sales Inc. from 1984 to 1987. She holds a degree in communications from Adelphi University.

Eric Reslock, Assistant Director, Legislative and Public Affairs Email

Eric Reslock was appointed in December, 2014. He was a 1996-97 Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellow. He served six years as legislative and communications director for Assemblyman Bill Leonard, and eight additional years in the same capacity upon Leonard’s election to the State Board of Equalization. Reslock served for three years as chief of external affairs for the California Prison Industry Authority. He is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College’s classical studies curriculum and is a native of Olympia, Washington.

Bonita Estrada, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer Email

Bonita Estrada has served as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) since 2007. Prior to joining OSHPD, she acted as a Training Officer where she trained over 1,000 people in various aspects of EEO. She was elected to the California Civil Rights Officers’ Council Steering Committee in 2010 and is currently serving her third term. Bonita is very committed to EEO and making every environment better than how she found it.

Legal Office

Elizabeth Wied, Chief Counsel EmailBio

Elizabeth Wied was appointed chief counsel in 2006. She previously served at the California Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Department of Child Support Services and worked previously in private practice. Wied is a graduate of Mills College, National University, and the University of San Diego School Of Law.

OSHPD Divisions

Monica Flowers, Deputy Director, Administrative Services Division Email Bio
J. Scott Christman, Chief Information Officer, Deputy Director for Information Technology Services Email Bio

J. Scott Christman returned to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) in June, 2014 as chief information officer and deputy director for Information Technology Services. Prior to his return to OSHPD, Christman served in leadership roles for both private and public sector organizations including a software company, healthcare systems, the California Department of Public Health, and the California Health and Human Services Agency, where much or his work focused on stimulus-funded health IT initiatives impacting the industry. Christman had previously served at OSHPD from 2001 to 2007 as an IT manager and project coordinator primarily supporting enterprise geographic information systems (GIS) and data management initiatives. He is a Sacramento native with an undergraduate degree from Sacramento State University and a graduate degree from the University of Southern California.

Stephen Pollitt, Information Security Officer Email Bio

Stephen Pollitt returned to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on October 31, 2014, where he started his state services career to serve as information security officer. Prior to his return to OSHPD, Pollitt worked at the Department of State Hospitals Information Technology division as server administrator, project manager, lead information security analyst, and backup information security officer. Prior to that Pollitt worked in the Department of Social Services Information Security unit as the senior analyst developing ISO 27000 compliant information security policies. He has lived in Sacramento all his life. He has a degree in economics from Sacramento State University.

Carl A. McLaney, Deputy Director, Cal-Mortgage Division Email Bio

Carl A. McLaney was appointed deputy director of the Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance Division in March, 2008. Prior to his appointment, Carl served as a manager in the Cal-Mortgage division. From 1992 to 1995, Carl served as a finance project manager and as special assistant to the executive director for the Century Freeway Housing Program in Los Angeles. Carl is a California native and completed his undergraduate degree at San Francisco State University and post graduate degree at University of Southern California.

Paul Coleman, Deputy Director, Facilities Development Division Email Bio

Paul Coleman was appointed deputy director of the Facilities Development Division (FDD) in February, 2009. Previously, he served as the deputy division chief, Southern California, for more than 13 years. Paul was an area compliance officer for more than five years and was promoted to regional compliance officer before becoming the Los Angeles office manager. Before joining FDD, he was the vice president of an architectural and urban planning firm and had also been the staff architect for a Southern California hospital. Paul is a licensed architect and a licensed general contractor.

Chris Tokas, Deputy Division Chief, Sacramento, Facilities Development Division Email Bio

Chris Tokas SE, F. SEOC, is a deputy division chief of Northern California operations. Tokas has over 30 years of experience in structural engineering and design, with special emphasis in the areas of seismic evaluation, analysis, and retrofit. He has designed and managed seismic upgrade projects for a wide variety of public, private, and institutional clients and has been involved in all phases of seismic risk reduction programs, including development of criteria, evaluation of existing structural capacity, schematic design, and preparation of construction documents.

Gordon Oakley, Deputy Division Chief, Los Angeles, Facilities Development Division Email Bio

Gordon Oakley was appointed deputy division chief of the Facilities Development Department(FDD), Los Angeles in June, 2011. Prior, Gordon was a regional compliance officer at FDD for the Coastal Region. Before that Gordon held the deputy division chief position for FDD in Sacramento. Gordon has been with OSHPD FDD since April of 1994, and left for an assistant fire marshal position at UCLA in 1998 and returned to OSHPD FDD later that year. Gordon spent 20 years at a municipal fire department and was the deputy fire chief for six years, prior to coming to state service in September, 1993.

Ron Spingarn, Deputy Director, Healthcare Information Division Email Bio

Ronald Spingarn was appointed Deputy Director in October, 2008. His public policy and communications experience over nearly 30 years includes serving as policy, external and governmental affairs deputy director at Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, legislative aide for California Senator Jackie Speier, acting legislative coordinator at Department of Managed Health Care and working for behavior change and AIDS prevention programs at the United Nations (New York), University of California (Los Angeles), AIDS Action Committee (Boston) and local public health departments (Ventura, CA, and Phoenix, AZ). He earned a public health informatics certificate from Johns Hopkins University in 2013, a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1993 and a Bachelor’s degree in communication from Boston University in 1988.

Linda Onstad-Adkins, Email Bio
Acting Deputy Director, Healthcare Workforce Development Division
Acting Executive Director, Health Professions Education Foundation

Linda Onstad-Adkins was assigned as acting executive director of the Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) in February, 2015. In July, 2015 Onstad-Adkins was also assigned as acting deputy director of the Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD). Prior, she served as the chief of research, policy and planning with HWDD overseeing the California Workforce Data Clearinghouse, health care reform, and the Workforce, Education and Training (WET) programs. She has over 25 years of experience working in leadership roles in the private and non-profit sector including 10 years serving as director of underwriting for Capital Public Radio.

Page last updated: July 6, 2015