University of California, Riverside

School of Public Policy

Policy Fellows

Policy Fellows

The Policy Fellow title is used for appointees whose contributions will provide strategic value to the School of Public Policy.

Lloyd LevineLloyd Levine

Senior Policy Fellow

Lloyd Levine is a former member of the California State Legislature, where he served as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce. Currently, Mr. Levine serves as President of Filament Strategies, providing public policy and public affairs consulting services in the technology and environmental sectors, working on issues ranging from Electric Vehicles to broadband adoption and the digital divide.

While in the Legislature, through his Chair, Mr. Levine established himself as one of California’s leading experts in energy, telecommunications, and technology policy. Consistently tackling some of the most challenging and significant statutory policy changes, Mr. Levine authored numerous pieces of historic legislation which became national models in many policy areas.

Mihai PatruMihai Patru

Senior Policy Fellow

Mihai Patru joined SPP as a Senior Policy Fellow in February 2018. He started his professional career as a diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, where he served as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining SPP, he was awarded the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellowship by the U.S. State Department and served as a Human Rights Fellow and, subsequently, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC. He is the co-founded Caravanserai Project, a non-profit organization, where he works together with social innovators supporting their journey. He also launched a social enterprise in Guatemala which works towards empowering indigenous women weavers by connecting these artisans to the global market.

He holds a professional degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC and a MA in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Budapest. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Bucharest majoring in Arabic Language and Literature and spent time at Cairo University in Egypt as a visiting undergraduate and, later, graduate student.

Herb SchultzHerb Schultz

Senior Policy Fellow

Herb K. Schultz has had a unique and successful 30-year career in health policy and management, spanning the public, nonprofit, philanthropic and for-profit sectors.

Currently, Herb is the CEO of both the Desert Healthcare District and its affiliate - Desert Healthcare Foundation. The District/Foundation is comprised of 5 cities in the Coachella Valley and unincorporated areas of the Coachella Valley. Created by voters nearly 70-years ago, the District oversees the lease of Desert Regional Medical Center operated by Tenet Healthcare. The District/Foundation is also one of the largest funders of Health and Wellness programs and services. Herb leads the District/Foundation on behalf of an elected 5-member Board and is currently transforming the organization through its new Vision - Connecting Coachella Valley residents to health and wellness services and programs through philanthropy and resources, health facilities, information and community education, and public policy.

Before leading the District/Foundation, Herb served as President and CEO of Eisner Health and its affiliated Foundation - a large federally-qualified health center system in downtown Los Angeles.

In the public sector, Herb has been appointed to senior level roles in the Administrations of President Barack Obama and former Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the Davis Administration, Herb served as a member of Governors Davis cabinet at the Labor Workforce Development Agency. In Governor Schwarzenegger’s Administration, Herb served as senior advisor to the Governor. He was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Regional Director (Region 9) of US Department of Health and Human Services.

He has a bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington DC and a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University also in Washington DC.

Barry WallersteinBarry Wallerstein

Senior Policy Fellow

Bio forthcoming



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