It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that Carol A. Lee, Esq., a fierce champion for community health who dedicated herself and her career to addressing disparities in our health care system, passed away earlier this month. Her passing is felt by so many of us in the California Medical Association (CMA) family who had the pleasure and good fortune to work with such an effective and focused advocate, whose work at CMA spanned three decades, from 1986 to 2008. Carol started her 21 years at CMA by first serving as Associate Director of Government Relations and then was promoted in 1998 to President and CEO of the CMA Foundation. The CMA Foundation, now known as Physicians for a Healthy California, serves as CMA’s charitable arm. Carol leaves a lasting impression on health care policy in the state, as her work shaped some of the most pressing issues of our time, including patient access to care, universal coverage, managed care reform and medical staff issues, among many others. Read the full tribute at CMAdocs.org .