"The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves."
—Jane Goodall

Public Appearances

Unitarian Universalist Church Sunday Service
Studio City, CA – February 5, 2017
Speaking Engagement

Patient to Patient Experience Symposium
Palos Verdes, CA—November 19, 2016
Speaking Engagement

9th Annual Women In Pain Conference: Pain Takes a Vacation: Actions and Strategies that Get Us Away
Los Angeles, CA—September 23, 2016
Hosts

8th Annual Women In Pain Conference:  Transform Pain into Strength – The Power of the Comeback
Los Angeles, CA—September 11, 2015
Hosts

Pain Matters Screening at American Pain Society’s 2015 Meeting
Palm Springs, CA—May 13, 2015
Panelist

Opioid-Induced Constipation Education Event
Las Vegas, NV—April 28, 2015
Speaking Engagement

Opioid-Induced Constipation Education Event
Las Vegas, NV—March 24, 2015 
Speaking Engagement

7th Annual Women In Pain Conference: Accepting Pain – Our New Normal
Los Angeles, CA—September 2014
Hosts

Meet the Biz “40 Series” Workshop
Los Angeles, CA—June 29th, 2014
Workshop Leaders

9th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium on Advances in Pain Research
Bethesda, MD—May 29, 2014
Speaking Engagement

Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines Educational Briefing
Washington DC—April 9th, 2014
Keynote Speaker

“Pain Matters” Discovery Documentary Premiere Event at the Newseum
Washington DC—November 5, 2013
Guests

Pain Advocacy Summit: “Working Together for People with Chronic Pain”
Washington DC—November 6, 2013
Guests & Panelists

6th Annual Women In Pain Conference: Getting Real – Transforming Hidden Truths Into Positive Action
Los Angeles, CA—September 2013
Hosts

California Assembly Health Committee
Sacramento, CA—April 30, 2013
Testimony In Support

13th Annual Caring for the Caregiver Conference:  Expressions for the Caring Heart
Los Angeles, CA—November 10, 2012
Panelist

5th Annual Women In Pain Conference: Finding Your Tribe
Los Angeles, CA—September 2012
Hosts

Senate Health Committee Hearing for “Fail First” Bill AB 369
Sacramento, CA—June 27, 2012 
Testimony in Support

Multiple Sclerosis CA Action Network Conference
Sacramento, CA—March 17-18, 2012
Speaking Engagement

CA Senate Informational Hearing – Opioid Abuse
Sacramento, CA—December 2011
Testimony from the Pain Advocate’s Perspective

4th Annual Women In Pain Conference: Reframe Your Pain, Reclaim Your Life
Los Angeles, CA—September 2011
Hosts

Los Angeles County Commission for Women
Los Angeles, CA—August 2011
Speaking Engagement

Assembly Health Committee Hearing for “Fail First” Bill AB 369
Sacramento, CA—April 2011
Testimony In Support

OneCareNow’s “Mad as Hell Doctors” Event
Burbank, CA—October 2010
Speaking Engagement

3rd Annual Women In Pain Conference: Raising the Curtain on Pain
Los Angeles, CA—September 2010
Hosts

Los Angeles County Commission for Women
Los Angeles, CA—June 2010
Speaking Engagement

Assembly Health Committee Hearing for AB 1826
Sacramento, CA—April 2010
Testimony In Support

LAC Office of Women’s Health Disparity Report Press Conference
Los Angeles, CA—March 3, 2010
Speaking Engagement

Alliance of State Pain Initiatives 20th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA—October 2009
Panelist

2nd Annual Women In Pain Conference: Building Bridges to Optimal Health
Los Angeles, CA—September 2009
Co-hosts

Los Angeles County Commission for Women
Los Angeles, CA—April 2009
Speaking Engagement

Los Angeles County Commission for Women
Los Angeles, CA—June 8, 2009
Speaking Engagement

AB 602 “Fail First Bill” Press Conference
California State Capitol—April 2009
Speaking Engagement

Assembly Health Committee Hearing for AB 602
Sacramento, CA—April 2009
Testimony In Support

Southern Cal PHYSICIAN Magazine Press Conference
Los Angeles, CA—March 2009
Speaking Engagement

Rancho Los Amigos Diversity Lecture
Downey, CA—February 2009
Keynote Speaker

Inaugural Women In Pain Conference: Gender Matters
Duarte, CA—May 2008
Co-hosts

Los Angeles County Commission for Women
Los Angeles, CA—February 2008
Speaking Engagement

OneCareNow’s The Great LA Healthcare Rally
Los Angeles, CA—August 2007
Speaking Engagement

2nd Annual Pain Management in Women Over the Lifecycle
San Diego, CA—April 2007
Exhibitors

Los Angeles County Commission for Women
Los Angeles, CA—January 2007
Speaking Engagement

Performing Arts Medicine Association’s Annual Symposium
Aspen, CO—June 2006
Speaking Engagement

Los Angeles County Commission for Women
Los Angeles, CA—November 2005
Speaking Engagement

2005 International Drug Policy Reform Conference
Long Beach, CA—November 2005
Panelist

Women At Work
Pasadena, CA—October 2005
Speaking Engagement

LA County Commission for Women’s Health Expo
Pasadena, CA—September 2005
Exhibitors

Washington-Alaska Pain Initiative Annual Conference
Yakima, WA—September 2005
Keynote Speaker

California Assembly Health Commission for RSD Education Bill
Sacramento, CA—June 2005
Testimony In Support

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting
Los Angeles, CA—May 2005
Speaking Engagement

Women of Pasadena Luncheon
San Marino, CA—April 2005
Speaking Engagement

CSUN Health Fair
Northridge, CA—April 2005
Exhibitor

California Senate Health Committee Hearing for RSD Education Bill
Sacramento, CA—April 2005
Key Testimony

Orlando Regional Healthcare Pain & Palliative Care Grand Rounds
Orlando, FL— March 2005
Keynote Speaker

Inaugural Florida Pain Coalition Meeting (sponsored by the Florida Pain Initiative)
Orlando, FL—March 2005
Keynote Speaker

Injury Prevention Class, University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA—Fall 2004 & Winter 2005
Speaking Engagement

Women In Government Annual State Director’s Conference
Tucson, AZ—December 2004
Speaking Engagement

Celebration in the Park
La Mirada, CA—October 2004
Exhibitor

LA County Commission for Women Health Expo
Pasadena Rose Bowl, CA—September 2004
Exhibitor

American Academy of Pain Management’s 15th Annual Clinical Meeting
San Antonio, TX—September 2004
Speaking Engagement

American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives Media and Policy Advocacy Training
Philadelphia, PA & Denver, CO—August 2004
Keynote Speaker

Women In Government 7th Annual Western Regional Conference
Honolulu, HI—June 2004
Speaking Engagement

CSUN Health Fair
Northridge, CA—April 2004
Exhibitor

Los Angeles County Commission for Women
Los Angeles, CA—April 2004
Speaking Engagement

Pasadena Lions Club
Pasadena, CA—March 2004
Speaking Engagement

“Design for Living” RSD Support Group
Pasadena, CA—February 2004
Speaking Engagement

Los Angeles City Council
Los Angeles, CA—February 2004
Speaking Engagement

Women In Pain California Senate Hearing
Sacramento, CA—February 2004
Key Testimony

Macy’s West Discovery Days
Sherman Oaks, CA—October 2003
Speaking Engagement

Los Angeles Times Festival of Health & Fitness
Los Angeles, CA—October 2003
Exhibitor

Lion’s Club of Pasadena
Pasadena, CA—August 2003
Speaking Engagement

Hollywood/Silver Lake Greens
Los Angeles, CA—July 2003
Speaking Engagement

Joint Press Conference to Announce RSD Awareness Month in California and Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Hall, CA—May 2003
Speaking Engagement/Press Conference

Rotary Club of Studio City/Sherman Oaks
Studio City, CA—May 2003
Speaking Engagement

Los Angeles County Commission for Women
Los Angeles, CA—April 2003
Speaking Engagement

CSUN Health Fair
Northridge, CA—April 2003
Exhibitor

Assemblyman Paul Koretz’s Health Care Advisory Committee
West Hollywood, CA—April 2003
Speaking Engagement

Association of Health Care Journalists
San Francisco, CA–March 2003
Speaking Engagement

Rotary Club of North Hollywood
North Hollywood, CA—March 2003
Speaking Engagement

Rotary Club of Burbank
Burbank, CA—January 2003
Speaking Engagement

Kiwanis Club of Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA—February 2003
Speaking Engagement

Kiwanis Club of Woodland Hills
Woodland Hills, CA—January 2003
Speaking Engagement

Optimist Club of Encino-Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks, CA—December 2002
Speaking Engagement

Macy’s West Discovery Days
Sherman Oaks, CA—October 2002
Speaking Engagement

Los Angeles Green Party
Los Angeles, CA—June 2002
Speaking Engagement