Ron Adler, Chair of LifeLong’s Development Committee, received his education from Harvard, Stanford, and UCSF. He has lived and practiced medicine in the East Bay since 1977, working in both private practice and public health care at Alta Bates/Herrick Hospitals, Alameda County Medical Center (Highland Hospital), and the University of California Health Service. He served 16 years as a member and chair of the City of Berkeley Community Health Commission. He is now semi-retired and, in addition to his service on the LifeLong Board, he volunteers at community health centers and at the University of California/UCSF Joint Medical program. He notes with pride that many of the doctors at LifeLong were once students of his at Highland Hospital or at the UCSF Medical School. His self-declared "mission" on the LifeLong Board is to create and maintain a working environment that supports our dedicated health care providers in the delivery of humane, quality health care for all of our patients.