Angela L. Minniefield, MPA

For more than two decades, Angela Minniefield has been dedicated to public service. She previously held several leadership positions at the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), where she advanced California’s policy and program efforts designed to increase the number of underrepresented students in health professions. She currently serves as Vice President of Strategic Advancement at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

As Deputy Director of the Healthcare Workforce Development Division at OSHPD, Angela oversaw programs that provide funding, services and technical assistance for health workforce development; health professions education training; loan repayment; health professions pipeline activities and health professions shortage area designation. In addition, she simultaneously served as California’s primary care officer for the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions. Prior to becoming deputy director, she was executive director of the OSHPD Health Professions Education Foundation.

Angela has served as a member of numerous associations and boards committed to diversity in the health workforce and higher education. She was the Region IX representative of the Primary Care Office Committee for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; a member of the California Institute for Nursing in Health Care Diversity Workgroup; a member of the California Board of Registered Nursing, Nursing Workforce Advisory Committee; a member of the California State Rural Health Association; and co-lead for the California Health Care Reform Workforce Workgroup. She is also a chair emeritus and current board member of the Cosumnes River College Foundation, which provides scholarship opportunities and support for disadvantaged students attending the community college. Angela earned a bachelor of arts degree in Biological Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in public administration at Golden Gate University.