Friday, July 17, 2020
Long before data showed Covid-19's disparate impact on Black people and communities of color, Crispin drew on his background in health policy to guide a policy response to the pandemic, alerting members that, “Viruses don’t care how rich or poor you are, or about the color of your skin; but our response to this crisis should take all those things into consideration.”
A seasoned philanthropic professional, Crispin served as program officer for Blue Shield of California Foundation where he worked to advance value-based care policy efforts in California and led signature programs, including the Clinic Leadership Institute.
He arrived to philanthropy following several years as Deputy and Interim Director for San Mateo County Health System’s Health Policy and Planning Division. He leaves a thriving consulting practice where he developed philanthropic strategies, promoted care delivery transformation, and developed learning innovative programs. He began his career in academia, granting research funds on behalf of the president of the University of California Office of the President to improve access to care in low-income and migrant communities.
In addition to his professional experience, Crispin achieved honors and highest honors in dual undergraduate degrees from UC Davis as well as a masters degree in public policy from the Goldman School at UC Berkeley.
“We knew we wanted someone who could continue carving bold strokes in the policy landscape and build upon the considerable momentum Cecilia has established. This moment is rich with opportunity and Crispin is well poised to marshal our voice and efforts to greatest effect. We could not be happier to welcome him to the team,” said Steve Barton, NCG Interim co-CEO.