Archer Norris

Archer Norris, a Professional Law Corporation, is one of the largest law firms headquartered in Contra Costa County, with offices in Walnut Creek, Richmond, Los Angeles and Ontario, Calif. The firm counsels clients in complex litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, health care, environmental, real estate transactions and discretionary approvals. Archer Norris has assisted the District with the negotiations and legal issues associated with the MPH/Sutter proposed Lease Restructuring, Peninsula Guardians vs PHCD lawsuit settlement, and real estate development and leasing.

Cain Brothers

Cain Brothers is a leading investment banking firm that focuses exclusively on the health care industry. The firm’s clients include investor-owned and tax-exempt providers, insurers and payors, health care information technology and medical technology companies, and financial sponsors. The firm has one of the largest teams of experienced health care bankers and capital markets professionals on Wall Street. Operating out of offices across the country, Cain Brothers provides capital raising, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and strategic and financial advisory solutions for its clients.

Cain Brothers provides objective, unconflicted capital markets and investment banking advisory services. Our team of investment bankers works along a wide spectrum of industry sectors to help our clients craft optimal market-specific solutions for the financial, strategic, and operational opportunities and challenges facing the United States health care industry.


Eskaton provides residences, community services and healthcare to support the independence and quality of living for more than 14,000 older adults annually throughout northern California. The nonprofit organization’s full spectrum of aging services includes residential living with services, assisted living, memory care, hospice, skilled nursing, home care and multiple other special programs. Affordability, innovation, collaboration, education and compassion are Eskaton standards as it endeavors to transform the aging experience.

Founded in 1968, Eskaton is headquartered in Carmichael, California. Contact Eskaton at 916-334-0810 for more information.

MacKenzie Communications

MacKenzie Communications is a San Francisco-based strategic marketing communications firm offering a complete range of strategic marketing, public relations and creative services. Since 1983, the firm has created and implemented successful programs locally, nationally and internationally for clients ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to international government agencies to Bay Area non-profit organizations, in sectors including technology, healthcare, education, economic development, the arts, travel & hospitality, and financial services. Please visit for more information.

Pacific Union Development Company

For over three decades, Pacific Union Development Company (PUDC) has distinguished itself as a leader in the development and management of large-scale commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1975 by Thomas W. Callinan, PUDC’s exceptional expertise, versatility, and uncompromising integrity set them apart in the industry. In addition to providing communities with luxury and market-rate residential housing, PUDC excels in the creation and management of affordable housing, including subsidized rental housing and for-sale/affordable housing. Working along with redevelopment agencies and community groups, and employing innovative financing plans such as tax-exempt financing, PUDC has raised the bar in the affordable-housing arena and has helped to revitalize many deserving communities. Whether building from the ground up, renovating historic properties, or providing premier management services, PUDC continues to meet the specialized needs of the diverse Bay Area community.

Sedway Group

Sedway Group provides real estate and urban economics consulting services including market analysis, property valuation, development and redevelopment analysis, acquisition and disposition strategies, and economic and fiscal impact studies.

Smith Group JJR

Smith Group JJR is one of the largest architecture, engineering and planning firms in the U.S., ranked #1 for design quality based on design awards won in Architect magazine’s 2011 annual best firms ranking. The firm is also the recipient of the 2011 Landscape Architecture Firm Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Together, our staff of 800 at 10 office locations offers clients a valuable, multi-disciplinary approach.

Verite Healthcare Consulting

Founded in 2006 and located in Alexandria, Virginia, Verité Healthcare Consulting, LLC (Verité) focuses on helping organizations optimize health for vulnerable people.

Verité consults on a wide range of strategic, financial, operational, and policy matters. In recent years, approximately two-thirds of the firm’s work has focused on hospital and health system community benefit.