Laura Long Director of National Workforce Planning and Development - Kaiser Permanente Laura Long, 40, of Manteca, has been appointed to the California Workforce Development Board. Long has served in various positions at Kaiser Permanente since 2009, including director of national workforce planning and development and national workforce planning consultant. She was a health educator and project director at Stanislaus County Health Services Agency from 2002 to 2009, state workforce training coordinator at the Northern California Cancer Center from 1999 to 2002 and pharmacy clerk and over-the-counter product coordinator at Long’s Drugs from 1989 to 1999. Long has been a member of the Health Workforce Development Council in California since 2013. She is vice chair of the California Hospital Association Workforce Committee, and has been a member since 2009. Long earned a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Mary’s College. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Long is a Democrat.