Bruce Bronzan has a long and exceptional career in the health and social-service arena. He was a county mental-health program director, and then served as a county supervisor for eight years as the lead for all health and human-services programs. He was a member of the California State Legislature for 10 years and chairman of the Health Committee and the Select Committee on Mental Health. Mr. Bronzan authored more than 100 major pieces of legislation, including the first “parity” bill in the nation, along with major efforts in aging and long-term care, health, mental health, disabilities and kids at risk. Mr. Bronzan was honored numerous times for his work in health and social services, including receiving the first Jacob Javits Award in New York for advancing the cause of mental health.