Member, Board of Directors
Belle Taylor-McGhee is the Commissioner to the Health Commission for the City and County of San Francisco. Appointed in March 2012 to a four-year term by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, the seven-member Commission is the governing and policy-making body of the city’s largest budget of $1.6 billion – supporting the Department of Public Health, San Francisco General and Laguna Honda hospitals, emergency medical services, community mental health, community public health, forensics and other city services. Ms. Taylor-McGhee is also the former President and CEO of the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health. She has been a longtime advocate to secure women’s autonomy in medical decision making, while promoting public policies that address the reproductive health care needs of underserved communities. She served as the Executive Director of the Department on the Status of Women for the City and County of San Francisco, the Executive Director of the California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (CARAL), and the Director of Communications for NARAL Pro-Choice America in Washington, D.C. Ms. Taylor-McGhee is the current president of the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, a statewide coalition of more than 60 organizations supporting women’s sexual and reproductive freedom. She is a former investigative television news reporter with more than a dozen years of broadcast news experience. Ms. Taylor-McGhee has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and broadcasting from the University of Alabama. Ms. Taylor-McGhee completed the 2004 “Women and Power: Leadership in a New World” Executive Education Program at Harvard Kennedy School.