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HIP Staff


Eleanor Littman RN, MSN
Executive Director
Cell: 831.416.5026

Barbara Palla MD
Consulting Physician 
Cell: 831.332.1282

Jordan Turetsky MPH
Program Coordinator 

Wendy Adler
Finance and HR Administrator

Allison Hemphill
Executive Assistant


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Staff Positions

HIP is hiring! We are seeking a Program Coordinator with clinical experience to join our team. PLease click the link below for a full job description.

 Program Coordinator

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  To apply, please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to


We accept up to two interns with an interest in health care reform and with an academic background in health sciences, public health or community studies. These positions are unpaid.

To apply for an internship please mail us a cover letter and resume, and state which semester you are applying for. Mail to: Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County, 1800 Green Hills Rd., Ste. 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 or e-mail Please identify in your cover letter and/or resume:

  1. Any coursework related to health care reform;
  2. Work experience in health care;
  3. Any language abilities, especially Spanish

The work that you do will depend greatly on our needs at the time of your internship, but you can expect that you will have a primary project for which you will be responsible. Examples from past internships are preparing handouts for a public forum on health reform; and coordinating participants and venues for an advocacy video.