Marjorie Ginsburg, MPH
Not one to be pinned down too early, Marge attended six colleges in 18 years. As an RN, she drifted from a hospital ED to the United Farm Workers, Peace Corps in Nepal, a free clinic in Philly, home care nurse in Baltimore and San Francisco. Deciding she wanted to run things, Marge earned an MPH at UC Berkeley. She started an adult day health center, then was program administrator at the S.F. Institute on Aging. The 1989 earthquake convinced her husband to move to Sacramento, so she tagged along. There she discovered the health decisions movement (perhaps less a movement than a philosophy). After a brief stint with California Health Decisions, she founded Sacramento Healthcare Decisions in 1994. In 2009, the organization changed its name to the Center for Healthcare Decisions.
Marge served in 2011 on the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Essential Health Benefits. She currently serves on NCQA’s Committee on Performance Measurement and the boards of the Integrated Healthcare Association; California Hospital Assessment & Reporting Task Force (CHART); California Technology Assessment Forum; and the California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative.
Kathy Glasmire, BA
A child of the 60s who grew up in a small Ohio town, Kathy was impatient to get on with her life. She left college at age 19, married at 20 and moved to California at 22. Newly arrived in Sacramento, she took a position with the Community Services Planning Council, and a career with non-profit community-based organizations was born. Kathy spent the next 20 years honing her skills in community outreach, planning and organization.
In 1997 Kathy joined CHCD, where she has implemented its multi-program initiative to improve end-of-life care. She served from 2006-12 on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and co-chaired the Compassionate Care Alliance of the Greater Sacramento Region from 2002-10.
In preparation for retirement within the next few years, Kathy has reduced her time at CHCD and focuses on program development and implementation, operations and special projects.
Kathy has her B.A. in Humanities and Religious Studies. Her husband Larry is retired from CSUS. They have been happily married for nearly 40 years and have a daughter, Laurel, who is a teacher in Portland, Oregon.
Beth grew up in the Bay Area and attended San Francisco State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She and her husband, who is in the U.S. Coast Guard, have lived in Coos Bay, Oregon, Kodiak, Alaska and Savannah, Georgia, where their two sons were born. Now the family is back in California where they plan to stay.
Beth has worked mostly in the banking and finance industry. After a few years as a stay-at-home mother, she decided she was ready to go back to work, but wanted to focus on what she really enjoyed: administrative work. She joined the CHCD team as a part-time Executive Assistant and is enjoying being a “working girl” again as well as a mother to her two boys.