Jeff Oxendine is Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He is also a Lecturer and Field Supervisor with the Health Policy and Management Program, and has been an executive, educator, and consultant in healthcare for 29 years.
Prior to joining UC Berkeley, Jeff held senior administrative positions in leading hospitals and medical groups including Partners Healthcare System, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group, and Alta Bates Medical Center. He also started and operates his own consulting practice. Mr. Oxendine also held faculty appointments at Harvard School of Public Health, where he taught health management for 5 years, and at Harvard Medical School.
Jeff’s authentic path is supporting graduate and undergraduate students and other individuals to discover, choose and realize their health career dreams. Through teaching, workshops, presentations, mentoring, coaching and his numerous professional roles, he has assisted thousands of individuals to successfully become health leaders and professionals. Founding MyHealth Career Navigator is part of a commitment to assist and impact more people.
Jeff is also Founder and President of Health Career Connection, a national nonprofit that has assisted undergraduate students to discover and pursue healthcare and public health careers for more than 21 years. HCC has been instrumental in supporting interns and alumni to get jobs and enter careers in medicine, public health, health administration, health education, dentistry, pharmacy, health IT, policy, business, and law.
Jeff has also been a leader in health workforce development and diversity for over two decades. He led a successful Boston-wide allied health workforce development initiative for Partners Healthcare System. He is currently the Co-Director of the California Health Workforce Alliance and the California Health Professions Consortium. He previously served as the Co-Director of The Connecting the Dots Initiative, funded by The California Endowment. Mr. Oxendine is also currently co-leading California’s Health IT Workforce Efforts and the California Campaign for the Future of Nursing.
Jeff has received numerous awards for his work including the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Distinguished Teaching and Mentorship Award, the Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, and was recognized as a 2010 Champion for Health Professions Workforce Diversity by The California Wellness Foundation.
Jeff obtained his Master’s degrees in Business and Public Health from UC Berkeley. He has a Bachelor's in Healthcare Management from California State University, Chico.