Join us at the Public Health Alumni Panel with Dr. Van Anh Dastur '88, Bettsy Santana '01, Jackie Provost '02, and Lauren Hill '03!

11 Nov
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Add to Calendar 2023-06-03 21:06:20 2023-06-03 21:06:20 Public Health Alumni Panel Join us at the Public Health Alumni Panel with Dr. Van Anh Dastur '88, Bettsy Santana '01, Jackie Provost '02, and Lauren Hill '03! Upper Stearns Parking Lot Tent Occidental College America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Nov. 11, 2021

Public Health Career Pathways - From Oxy to Public Health Practice in Los Angeles 

The Oxy Public Health Program is hosting an Alumni Panel. Please join us to hear about their career paths and experiences in public health practice.  Light refreshments will be provided. Please click HERE to RSVP.


Dr. Van Anh Dastur, DDS
Chief Dental Officer
Saban Community Clinic
Class of 1988

Van Anh Dastur, DDS graduated from Occidental College in 1988 with a Biology major and Psychology minor. Her experience volunteering at the Los Angeles Free Clinic, Dental Section, in her senior year, lead her to apply to dental schools. She returned to volunteer at the Los Angeles Free Clinic after receiving her degree from UCLA’s School of Dentistry, while also working at various community clinics in East Los Angeles and South Los Angeles. Five years later she leapt at the opportunity to be the Dental Director at the LA Free Clinic, now Saban Community Clinic, and has remained in the position for 23 years.

Bettsy Santana, MPH
Quality Improvement Initiatives Manager
LA Care
Class of 2001 

Bettsy Santana is the Manager of Quality Improvement Initiatives Department at L.A. Care Health Plan. Ms. Santana leads multiple HEDIS, CAHPS, and other enterprise performance improvement initiatives for over 2.2 million health plan members. She joined L.A. Care in 2012 and since her tenure, she has worked to improve access to and quality of health care for low-income and culturally diverse residents of Los Angeles County. Ms. Santana’s professional experience includes working at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and California Department of Public Health in the California Immunization Registry. Bettsy Santana has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychobiology from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Bettsy was born and raised in Los Angeles. When not working, Bettsy is an avid photographer and cooking enthusiast.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and miniature poodle. 

Jackie Provost, MPH
Chief Operations Officer
Saban Community Clinic
Class of 2002

Jackie Provost brings over a decade of experience in health care and program management; a career that has largely focused on ensuring marginalized communities have access to high quality care. She began her career in non-profit health care focused on supporting health centers to improve reproductive and sexual health services; specifically working to improve access to care for young women of color. Jackie transitioned to leading health center operations when she joined UMMA Community Clinic first as Director of Programs, and then COO of the South LA health center. After an exciting journey with UMMA where she started family planning and prenatal services, opened their first school-based health center and integrated mental health services, she decided to shift into consulting. As an executive consultant she advised health care executives on issues related to clinic operations, regulatory compliance, change management, and quality improvement.  Currently she serves as the COO of the Saban Community Clinic, a network of four Federally Qualified Health Centers in Los Angeles. Jackie received a BA in Kinesiology from Occidental College and a Master’s in Public Health from UCLA’s School of Public Health. She enjoys cheating her diet, staying active with her pup Coco, and taking on new challenges.

Lauren Hill, MPH
Director of Strategy & Advocacy
Saban Community Clinic
Class of 2003

Lauren Hill is the Director of Strategy & Advocacy at Saban Community Clinic where she has worked for the past four years overseeing programs serving people experiencing homelessness and leading the organization’s political advocacy efforts. Prior to working with Saban, Lauren led the statewide leadership program, Clinic Leadership Institute at Healthforce Center at UCSF which focused on leadership development for community clinic leaders throughout California. Lauren’s passion for advocacy in healthcare comes from nearly a decade working at Planned Parenthood both in clinical operations and staff learning & development. She earned her MPH in Global Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and her BA in Religious Studies from Occidental College.

Public Health Alumni Panel