Joel Diringer is an attorney and health policy expert and advocate who has worked extensively on health access issues affecting children, low-income, immigrant, and farm worker populations for over thirty years. He has worked extensively with nonprofit advocacy organizations as an executive director, Board member, consultant, and employee. His advocacy has taken him to the California Supreme Court, Congress, California Legislature, local Boards of Supervisors and City Councils, and numerous other public agencies.
Joel is the founder and principal consultant of Diringer and Associates, a San Luis Obispo-based health policy consulting firm specializing in research, program development and evaluation with a focus on vulnerable populations. He was formerly an attorney at California Rural Legal Assistance and a Senior Program Officer and Health Policy Advisor for The California Endowment.
Joel received a Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health in 1991, and his law degree from the University of California at Davis in 1980. He has been a resident of San Luis Obispo County since 1983.