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Gayle Quinn was inducted into the Health category in 2010.

My Story

Gayle Quinn is Director of Health Education at the West Oakland Health Center, where she has faithfully served the community for more than 40 years. She has spearheaded Family Life education in Oakland schools, led efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, provided health education to detainees at local jails and promoted a multitude of health education programs including the Oakland Crack Task Force, Black Infant Health and the Every Woman Counts battle against breast cancer. The first in her family to attend and graduate college, Gayle is now a community leader in efforts to protect and promote public health.