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Eleanor Littman moved to Santa Cruz 44 years ago after a decade working in community health planning and advocacy in Seattle. Her Santa Cruz career began as a nursing student at Cabrillo College. An instructor introduced her to clinical work for Hospice Care Project (HCP), where she met Donna Ramos, RN. Later, she worked with HCP to gain Medicare certification as part of her graduate work at UCSF School of Nursing.

In the late 1980's, she co-founded Nursing Associates with Kate Hartzell, RN, to provide community case management for patients with HIV. After the 1989 earthquake, she worked with Donna Ramos to develop the home health agency at Watsonville Community Hospital. For six years she worked as a Director of Clinical Services (Gilroy Clinic) and a Nursing Outreach Manager for Kaiser Permanente.

In 2005, she became the Executive Director of the Health Improvement Partnership until her retirement in 2016.

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