Steve Graham worked for Kaiser Permanente (KP) for many years. Directing KP’s Regional Community Benefit Program, Steve was a real champion for SFCCC and our 10 Partner Clinics. Steve worked diligently to bring Kaiser Permanente resources to SFCCC. From provider training to helping a clinic in its initial architectural designs, Steve advanced San Francisco’s non profit clinics into new levels of health care delivery systems. During his tenure, Steve was instrumental in creating a Statewide Partnership between Kaiser Permanente and California’s community clinics and consortia. John Gressman, President/CEO of SFCCC shares: “Champions like Steve are unique, innovative and committed.” Steve Graham’s passing on Thursday, November 15, 2011, will leave a big absence among health care heroes.