Deborah Kallick is the Vice President of Government and Industry Relations at Cedars-Sinai Health System. In this capacity, for the past 16 years Deborah has been responsible for coordinating the institution’s efforts to assure that the public policy issues at the Local, State and Federal levels of government which affect the organization are being monitored, addressed and implemented. Issues such as new regulations, regulatory interpretations and legislative matters that affect physicians, hospitals, research, graduate medical education and land use are within her portfolio. Deborah is a registered lobbyist at the State and Federal levels of government.
Deborah received her B.A. from Pitzer College and her MBA from USC. She has served as the Assistant Director of the Anti-Defamation League and with the Council for Peace and Equality in Education. After completing her MBA, she worked in Corporate Marketing at Union Bank as well as consulting in the health care industry. From 1985-2000, Deborah was UCLA’s Executive Director of Federal and Health Sciences Government Relations.
She is active in numerous civic and community organization including the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Business Council, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, is a past chair of the Board of Directors of USC Hillel, and sits on the Board of Hillel 818, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Pitzer College, the Maple Counseling Center, International Board of Hillel, and Getty House Foundation. In addition, she sits on the government relations steering committee of the AAMC and AHA and the CHA public advocacy task force. Deborah received the West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Award in 2006, the Thomas Crail Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chamber in 2008, and the Ray Reynolds Visionary award for leadership in 2015. She also received the 2006 American Hospital Association’s Grass Roots Champion Award and The Maple Counseling Center’s Community Spirit Award in 2012.