Here are some of the experts who played a role in the creation of the app:
Director Barbie Robinson, MPP, JD, CHC
In February 2017, Barbie Robinson was appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to lead the Department of Health Services (DHS). Barbie brings with her over 27 years of experience in the fields of health care administration, policy, and research. Before DHS, Barbie worked at the Federal level at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 15 years overseeing the administration of Federal healthcare programs including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Medicare Fee-for-Service program.
She received her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College, a Master’s of Public Policy from Georgetown University, and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School.
Health Officer Dr. Sundari R. Mase, MD, MPH
Dr. Sundari R. Mase began serving as the County’s Health Officer March 2020. Dr. Mase brings local, state, federal and international experience to Sonoma County most recently serving as an independent Tuberculosis (TB) consultant. Previously, she was the India Country TB Medical Officer for the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Mase received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Subsequently, Dr. Mase obtained her Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology at UCB. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Infectious Disease Department at Emory University and served as Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF.
Public Information Officer, Rohish Lal, MPH
Rohish Lal, MPH has been serving as public information officer for the Sonoma County Department of Health Services since June 2018. He coordinates communications between the Department and news media outlets and the general public. As Public Information Officer, Rohish is also responsible for developing communication plans and strategies for the Department’s key initiatives and programs including legislative advocacy. Rohish has nine years of experience in public sector health communications and was previously an Assistant Information Officer for the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), which provides a range of health care, social, mental health, alcohol and drug, income assistance, and public health services. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at San Francisco State University in Journalism and has Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from California State University, Northridge.