On April 3, 2012 Mayor Ed Lee appointed Alice Board Member, nationally recognized Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community advocate and current Human Rights Commissioner Cecilia Chung to the San Francisco Health Commission.
In his official statement, the Mayor said, ““The Health Commission will greatly benefit from Cecilia’s experience in community health policy and human rights and her understanding as a person living with HIV.”
The seven-member Health Commission oversees the City’s largest budget of nearly $1.6 billion and serves as the policy-making body for the Department of Public Health, San Francisco General Hospital, emergency medical services and other key City functions.
“I am thrilled by the Mayor’s selection of Cecilia Chung to the San Francisco Health Commission,” said Supervisor Christina Olague. “Her leadership and advocacy on HIV/AIDS and critical issues that impact the transgender community are unrivaled. Her perspective will benefit the health of all our residents.”