2010 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award Winners
Meet the Grantees:
Dr. Ellen Beck
Dr. Ellen Beck is providing cost-effective, comprehensive health care services to the uninsured, while inspiring and training a new generation of medical professionals to work with underserved communities.
Within the nation’s second-largest school district, Judy Burton is creating a network of small, high-performing charter schools that serves as a model for education reform.
Sam Cobbs is helping thousands of former foster youth lead successful, independent lives, thereby reducing poverty and homelessness and improving educational outcomes for one of California’s most at-risk populations.
Dr. Katherine Flores
Dr. Katherine Flores has developed an innovative model to prepare San Joaquin Valley students for success in school and medical careers, while cultivating a more diverse healthcare workforce.
Erica Mackie & Tim Sears
Erica Mackie and Tim Sears have developed an effective model for expanding renewable energy that ensures low-income communities have access to affordable solar power as well as green jobs.
A fourth-generation rancher, Nita Vail is leading a rancher-governed group in forging unexpected collaborations with environmentalists to protect over 200,000 acres of the state’s open rangelands.