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Oakland, Calif., —   Brown & Toland Physicians, a leading network of Bay Area doctors in private practice, announced earlier this month that Jill Yegian, Ph.D., has joined the company as vice president of Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives.

Dr. Yegian previously was a senior vice president for Programs and Policy at the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA). Prior to the IHA, she co-directed the American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) Health Policy and Research Group, where she was responsible for strategic planning for the group, leading multiple proposals and projects on topics including the consumer use of quality and cost information for decision-making and health insurance exchanges.

Dr. Yegian also spent 13 years with the California HealthCare Foundation, where she worked to improve the state’s financing and delivery systems for health care. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in health services and policy analysis from the University of California – Berkeley.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Yegian to our company,” said Richard Fish, chief executive officer of Brown & Toland Physicians. “As the healthcare industry continues to transform both in the Bay Area and on a national level, having an experienced leader like Dr. Yegian on our team will enhance our company’s position in the market.  She also will help us achieve our goals of providing our doctors with the services and programs they need to provide the best care possible to their patients.”


About Brown & Toland Physicians 

Brown & Toland Physicians is a leading network of independent doctors focused on delivering personalized, high quality, and affordable healthcare to the San Francisco Bay Area. Its network of more than 2,400 physicians, serving more than 335,000 HMO and PPO patients, is dedicated to improving care through patient-centered programs, use of healthcare technology, and population health management strategies. The group has succeeded in improving quality outcomes and reducing medical costs across multiple accountable care populations. Brown & Toland collaborates with leading hospitals and health providers to provide local and convenient care in the Bay Area. To learn more, visit

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