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Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin

Vice President, Workforce, California Hospital Association

Ms. Martin is the vice president of workforce for the California Hospital Association (CHA). In this role, she is responsible for leading the CHA Workforce Committee, a hospital-led committee which focuses on identifying and implementing coordinated, strategic solutions that will address the long-term need for health care professionals in California.

Ms. Martin has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 20 years, of which, the last ten have been directly related to health care or public health. Prior to joining CHA, Cathy was the Executive Director of the California State Rural Health Association (CSRHA). A primary responsibility in that role was to lead the Rural Workforce Collaborative, a CSRHA taskforce organized for the purpose of developing recommendations to address health care workforce shortages in rural areas.

From 1992-2006, Ms. Martin was the Associate Director and Chief Financial Officer of the California Center for Civic Participation. The Center is a non-profit organization in Sacramento that provides California youth with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to become informed participants in the democratic process, thereby empowering them to take actions that result in policy outcomes that positively impact the health of their communities.

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The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
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