HealthForce Partners Executive Director Appointed to the San Joaquin County Workforce Development Board

Dr. Paul Lanning Fills Vacant Seat on Workforce Development Board for County to Support Next Chapter of Regional Career Growth


STOCKTON, Calif; January 23rd, 2024 – HealthForce Partners, a healthcare sector partnership for the Northern San Joaquin Valley, is pleased to announce its Executive Director, Paul Lanning’s appointment to the San Joaquin County Workforce Development Board by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. In this role, he will aid in playing a central role in the economic well-being of both businesses and individuals in the county by ensuring that publicly-funded workforce programs and services are aligned with their needs.


“It's an honor to accept the appointment to the San Joaquin County Workforce Development Board and represent the valuable perspective of healthcare employers” said Lanning. “Together, we will foster career pathways, synergizing our missions to bring together community resources, alleviate workforce shortages, and enhance the vitality of our region. I am energized about the opportunity to contribute to the growth and prosperity of this organization and the communities we serve.”


Lanning, a Lodi resident, possesses an accomplished track record of transformational leadership, consultation, and growth of nonprofit organizations. Bringing a wealth of entrepreneurial experience, along with industry accolades in marketing, communications, and fundraising, Lanning has contributed to raising over $200 million for charitable causes. His background includes two decades of leadership roles that span local, regional, and statewide levels in positions such as President/CEO of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Vice President for University Advancement at San José State University, and Assistant Vice President of Development at University of the Pacific, and he has served as a consultant to numerous other nonprofit organizations throughout the state. Lanning has also taught graduate courses in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, marketing, program review and grant writing at University of the Pacific.


Patty Virgen, Executive Director at San Joaquin County Employment and Economic Development Department added, “I am delighted to have Paul Lanning join the San Joaquin County Workforce Development Board and look forward to working with him on our board Strategic Priorities around the Health Sectors and engaging in further development of career pathways that lead to self-sustaining jobs in our Community.”


About HealthForce Partners Northern San Joaquin Valley


HealthForce Partners brings together top executives and operational leaders from healthcare, education, and workforce development to craft innovative programs and systems change strategies that address the staffing priorities of employers and expand career opportunities for community residents in the North San Joaquin Valley region, including the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced. By facilitating collaborative planning, the Partnership is changing the way healthcare employers, educational institutions, and workforce development agencies work together. To learn more visit


by HFP | Jan 22 2024 5:16 AM
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