The Dr. Joseph Warren Institute (DJWI) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit dedicated to better informed national health policy as advocated by practicing physicians. Through its national network, docsquads.org, DJWI provides speakers who discuss government healthcare law in presentation or media interviews. DJWI members are available to assist congressional and statewide policy makers. DJWI encourages medical professionals to enter political life, where they can leverage their healthcare knowledge to benefit Americans with sound government healthcare policy.
Dr. Haynes, previously doubled-boarded in Family Practice and in Emergency Medicine, practiced emergency medicine for many years in Northern California. She now volunteers full time in the area of health care policy. In addition to working with Doc Squads, she is the Senior Health Policy Analyst and Advisory Board member for Docs 4 Patient Care, and the founder and president of The Black Ribbon Project. She has authored several op-eds published online at TownHall.com, PJ Media, and The American Thinker.
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Joel L. Strom, D.D.S., M.S., Fellow at the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and President of Strom Political Strategies, is the author of the soon-to-be-released Learn To Lead: Keys to Being a Successful Grassroots Political Leader. The book is a compilation of lessons he has learned from his numerous State grassroots leadership positions, including:
- Senior Political and Health Care Advisor, Carly Fiorina for US Senate
- Vice-Chair, California Republican Party Health Care Committee
- State Co-Chair for Rudy Giuliani for President
- RNC Delegate/Alternate Delegate/Whip/Spokesperson 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
- General Chair, Phil Kurzner for Insurance Commissioner
- State Coalitions Chair for Bill Jones for US Senate
- State Volunteer Chair, Bill Simon for Governor
- President and Founding Member, Republican Jewish Coalition, Los Angeles Chapter
- State Volunteer Chair, George W. Bush for President
As State Co-chair for Rudy Giuliani, working with Campaign Executive Director, Brent Lowder, he created a novel grassroots fundraising model that became the top donor team in California.
Dr. Strom founded and is the chief strategist for Doc Squads, a project of the Dr. Joseph Warren Institute, a 501(c)(4) which is co-founded with Dr. Beth Haynes and Mr. Robert Fine. The Institute’s goal is to educate and prepare health care professionals to enter into political life.
Dr. Strom co-founded, Department 7, a full service political media company. Department 7 combines Madison Avenue advertising talent with the genius of Hollywood to create award-winning productions such as its 2010 Gold Medal Pollie award-winning David Zucker spoof ad, “Call Me Senator”, internet ads for Presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, ADsforTruth.org’s infamous Granny Ad, and numerous Super Bowl award winning productions.
Additionally, he is one of 7 founding members of the National Board for Docs 4 Patient Care, a national organization of health care professionals united to help protect the doctor-patient relationship and reform our nation’s health care system.
Dr. Strom is a widely recognized speaker, focus-group participant and panelist on a wide variety of political topics and lectures widely including his political leadership course at USC Pharmacy School.
After receiving his DDS degree from UOP School of Dentistry, Dr. Strom completed an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Columbia University Medical School where he also received an MS in Human Nutrition in 1981. Dr. Strom’s intense interest in health care politics was kindled when he was asked to organize a Congressional hearing on health care reform in 1982 by the late-Congressman, James Scheuer (D-Queens).
Upon returning to Los Angeles, he began his involvement in health care politics, serving as Legislative Chair for the Western Los Angeles Dental Society, served as President of the Society, before being named to the Council on Legislation at the California Dental Association.
Governor Pete Wilson appointed him to the California State Dental Board in 1991, where he was elected President in 1997. Governor Wilson also appointed him to the Student Aid Commission, where he crafted language to begin a loan repayment program for health care workers who agreed to work in underserved areas, and helped develop regulations for California’s Golden State Scholarshare Program.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him to the California Science Center Board of Directors and he is presently serving his second term as a member of that Board. During his term as Chairman, he spearheaded the successful effort to obtain nearly $8,000,000 in Community Redevelopment Agency funds to allow for Exposition Park improvements.
Lastly, Dr. Strom has the utmost respect for our nation’s veterans and founded Dentistry United for WWII and Disabled Vets, a program designed to provide free dental services for our most valued citizens, our veterans. He has provided approximately $150,000 of charitable dental services for WWII and disabled vets.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a consultant pharmacist and expert witness, Holly and their 19‐year‐old daughter, Natalie, a Junior at USC.
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