Bay Area Consortium Director -- Gwen Rowe-Lee Sykes
Gwen Rowe-Lee Sykes is a longtime advocate in community health care. She is executive director of the Bay Area Consortium for Quality Health Care, an Oakland nonprofit that provides HIV/AIDS counseling, primary and mental health care and youth programs to underserved populations. Dr. Sykes has served as a lecturer at California State University, Hayward in research methodology and human behavior, and was a presiding member of the Alameda County Medical Center Board of Trustees, which oversees three hospitals and three freestanding clinics in the county. She has served on many community boards. From 1999 to 2003, she chaired the Alameda/Contra Costa County HIV/AIDS Planning Council and was board member of the Berkeley Women's Health Center from 1988 to 1999. Dr. Sykes holds a doctorate in public health and a master's degree in social work from the University of California, Berkeley.