Physician, Santa Monica College Trustee
Dr. Sion Roy is an a physician at Harbor UCLA, a safety net public hospital, and past President of the Los Angeles County Medical Association. Healthcare related issues have been a top priority for me during his first term as an SMC trustee.
Over the past 4 years, Dr. Roy helped lead the SMC community through the pandemic by putting the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff first while maintaining our educational programs.
Additionally, Dr. Roy helped start SMC's Allied Health Taskforce to increase healthcare related curriculum at our college. This lead to the development of a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program, which will not only benefit SMC students, but help LA County fill critical healthcare employment needs. Finally, in conjunction with LA County Medical Association and SMC’s Black Collegians and Adelante counseling programs, Dr. Roy helped the college develop an annual lecture series bringing healthcare workers of color to speak to our students of color about their experience getting into healthcare fields.