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Dr. Robbie Pearl (Class XVII): Author and Healthcare Revolutionary

Senior Fellow Dr. Robbie Pearl (Class XVII), recent CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, discusses his second book, Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Healthcare (and Why We’re Usually Wrong) which hit #7 on the bestseller list. Dr. Pearl adamantly stresses that while fixing health insurance is critical, we need to focus as much on the way that medical care is technologically enabled, organized and delivered – for the good of the patient in all of us. Dr. Pearl is donating all book proceeds to charity.

1:1 with Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez (Class XII) and Destination Home Executive Director Jennifer Loving (Class XXV)

Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez (Class XII) and Destination Home Executive Director Jennifer Loving (Class XXV) share their story of bringing public, private and non-profit stakeholders to the table to courageously and creatively address homelessness in Santa Clara County.

ALF Faculty Jane Wei-Skillern on Networked Leadership

ALF Faculty Member Jane Wei-Skillern discusses her research of nonprofit networks, examining how leaders that focus less on building their own institutions and instead invest to build strategic networks beyond their organizational boundaries can achieve dramatic gains in mission impact with the same or fewer resources.

Taking Stock – A Guided Meditation

Consultant/Coach and ALF Senior Fellow Amari Romero-Thomas (Class XVI) guides you to let go of what no longer serves you and turn your focus to the ONE thing. A perfect follow up to ALF’s Taking Stock retreat.

Heather McLeod Grant (Urbanism XXXIV) discusses “The Giving Code”

Why are Silicon Valley community-based organizations struggling to meet demand in one of the wealthiest and most sophisticated regions in the world? Why aren’t more Silicon Valley philanthropists directing their dollars toward local organizations and issues, in addition to national or global causes?

Senior Fellows Alexa Cortés Culwell and Heather McLeod Grant, co founders of Open Impact, set out to answer these questions in their recently released report, The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy.

In this podcast, Heather shares a bit about their findings and what steps can be taken to bridge the giving gap.

Fr. Jon Pedigo (Classic XXIX), ING’s Maha Elgenaidi (Classic XVII) and Rabbi Dana Magat (Classic XXIV)

These ALF Faith Leader Affinity Group members talk at a very personal level about race, bigotry and the power of listening. These unlikely allies came together to support one another, and in the process, envisioned a strategy to heal the fracture of perceived difference in our community.

Episode 1: Ann Ravel

Senior Fellow Ann Ravel (Class XI) talks about the very deliberate choice she made to go public about the Federal Election Commission’s dysfunction.