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Three Named to Board of Children’s Health Foundation

PALO ALTO – The board of directors of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health has elected Edward L. Schor, MD, and George J. Still Jr. to serve renewable three-year terms on its board, David Alexander, MD, the foundation’s president and CEO, announced today.

Also, Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, was appointed an ex officio member of the board, with vote.

Edward L. Schor, MD, a pediatrician, is a vice president at the New York-based Commonwealth Fund, where he leads the Child Development and Preventive Care program. Schor previously was medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Family and Community Health, and has held a number of positions in pediatric practice, academic pediatrics, health services research and public health. He is the editor of a book, Caring for Your School-Age Child, and has served on the editorial boards of a number of pediatric journals. He has chaired both the Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care and the national Task Force on the Family for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

George J. Still Jr. is managing partner of Norwest Venture Partners in Palo Alto, where he focuses on investments in software, services, systems and consumer/Internet technologies. Previously he was a partner at the Centennial Funds, investing in early-stage companies. He also worked for Ernst and Young and Continental Illinois. Still was a director of the National Venture Capital Association from 1995 to 2000, and served on the Stanford Business School Venture Capital Trust from 1997 to 2001. He is currently on the board of the Private Equity Foundation at the Tuck School at Dartmouth, where he earned his MBA. Still and his family are long-time supporters of Packard Children’s Hospital and numerous other charities.

Christopher Dawes has been president and CEO of Packard Children’s Hospital since 1999. He previously served as COO of the Hospital and COO for pediatric and obstetric services for UCSF Stanford Health Care. Dawes also has held senior management positions at Stanford Hospital and Clinics; Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco; and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose. He serves as a board member and executive committee member of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, the California Children’s Hospital Association, the Santa Clara Family Health Plan, and the Joint Venture Board of Silicon Valley.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health is a public charity whose mission is to promote, protect and sustain the physical, mental, emotional and behavioral health of children. For more information about the foundation, call (650) 497-8365 or visit