Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

Want to help improve HPSM? Then join the CAC!

The CAC is now accepting applications from HPSM members who would like to join the Committee. Benefits of being on the CAC include:

  • Having your voice heard on important health care issues that affect all HPSM members
  • Giving back to the community by helping HPSM improve our services and programs
  • Free lunch and a stipend for attending four meetings a year at HPSM's South San Francisco office (for details, scroll down to the "Meeting Schedule" section below)

What the CAC does

  • Review HPSM policies
  • Advise the Health Commission on how HPSM can best serve its members
  • Discuss issues affecting HPSM members, such as:
    • Call center performance
    • Member complaint trends
    • Provider network development
    • Updates from HPSM's Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer
    • New programs we’re launching

To apply:

Email the following information to

  • Your name and date of birth (or your HPSM member ID number)
  • What HPSM program you belong to (Medi-Cal, CareAdvantage, HealthWorx, or ACE)
  • A brief explanation of why you would like to join the CAC


The Community Advisory Committee represents a wide range of stakeholders: HPSM members (and their family members), consumer advocates and representatives from San Mateo County community-based organizations.

Amira Elbeshbeshy(Committee Chair) Legal Aid Society
Ricky KotAging & Adult Services
Hazel CarrilloHPSM Member
Cynthia PascualHealthWorx member & caregiver of CareAdvantage member
Mary PappasConsumer Advocate (HICAP)
Robert FucillaConsumer Advocate
Ana AvendanoConsumer Advocate
Marmi BermudezHealth System, County of San Mateo

Meeting Schedule

The Community Advisory Committee meeting in 2024 will meet at 12:00 noon on the following dates:  January 17th, April 17th, July 17th, and October 16th.  Contact Michelle Heryford at for agenda and meeting information.

Meeting Location: 

HPSM Boardroom 
Health Plan of San Mateo
801 Gateway Blvd., Suite 100
South San Francisco, CA 94080