Marinello Schools of Beauty Comes to an Ugly End

March 11, 2016

February 10, 2016 Marinello press release Feb 4 2016 “Our priority now is to provide the best possible outcome for our students. We are working closely with our state educational agencies, our accrediting commission, and well respected schools to provide a smooth transition for our students so they are able to complete their education and achieve […]


Predictions and Outcomes for the Affordable Act: May 2014

May 5, 2014

The ACA was the political hot topic throughout 2013. Multiple story lines emerged that were – and continue to be – focal points for and against the success of this landmark legislation. Now that the enrollment period is finally completed as of mid-April 2014, it is possible to look back and survey the main topics. […]


White Collar Unions for Healthcare Providers

June 9, 2013

I attended the tri-annual Office and Professional Employees International Union – OPEIU – conference in San Diego last week. The event is as much a gathering of the tribes as it is a working convention of the 50-plus OPEIU member unions and guilds. I took pages and pages of notes as I sat through presentations […]


Affordable Care Act: Handicapping the Players

March 20, 2013

California is set to be the flagship for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our state has the largest contingent of about-to-be newly insured. Our state has gone all-in with regards to enrollment, technology, and spending. We are among the first states to establish our own Health Benefits Exchange. While red states with […]


Steven Stumpf Bio

July 12, 2007

I am a researcher by training and an anthropologist at heart. I am an educator by discipline with interests and background in six principal areas: program evaluation, telemedicine, health professions training, grantsmanship, clinical psychotherapy, and integrative medicine. Innovative and vanguard initiatives are my preferred work environment. I have been involved with movements to empower marriage […]