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Sylvia Drew Ivie


Sylvia Drew Ivie, J.D. is currently the Senior Deputy for Human Services for Mark Ridley-Thomas of the LA County Board of Supervisors, 2nd District. Ms. Drew Ivie is also the founder and former Director of the South Los Angeles Community Kitchen. Prior to this, Ms. Drew Ivie was a consultant to the California Endowment, Disparities in Health in South LA, on the faculty of the Community Health Leadership Training Program, and Executive Director of the T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Clinic, Inc. T.H.E. Clinic is a primary health care clinic serving largely minority and immigrant women and children in South Central and Southwest Los Angeles, California. Previous work experiences include Executive Director of the National Health Law Program, and Director of the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is a member of the California Women’s Health Advisory Council, the Presidential Commission on Quality Health Care and Consumer Protection and served on the Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid. Ms. Ivie was a recipient of the 1994 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights.