Mary Beth Love, Ph.D. , is currently Chair and Professor of Health Education at San Francisco State University. She received her Doctoral Degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1987. SFSU Department Chair since 1989, Dr. Love has a long history of successful innovation in pedagogy and curriculum Dr. Love has been the recipient of four prestigious grants from the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education. In 1989, Dr. Love founded Community Health Works of San Francisco (CHW) a fruitful partnership between SFSU and City College of San Francisco. Under her leadership, CHW has raised over 24 million dollars from more than 20 different funders. Dr. Love’s ability to both carry out and foster community-based research and publication has resulted in the receipt of numerous state and national awards for innovative health curriculum and applied community based interventions. Dr. Love is a collaborative leader with extensive local, state and national partnerships.