Van Ton-Quinlivan

CEO of Futuro Health

Van Ton-Quinlivan

Van Ton-Quinlivan is a nationally recognized thought leader in workforce development and a catalyst for creating inclusive social and economic mobility for students through higher education. Her distinguished career spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Formerly executive vice chancellor of the California Community Colleges, Ton-Quinlivan has been quoted as an expert on higher education in the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Insider Higher Education, Stanford Social Innovation Review, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications. She is a frequent speaker at events hosted by the National Governor’s Association, Brookings Institute, Aspen Institute, Stanford’s Hoover Institution, RAND Corporation, and numerous other forums.

Currently, Ton-Quinlivan is the CEO of Futuro Health, whose nonprofit mission is to improve the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied healthcare workers in the nation. She was recently appointed by Governor Newsom to the new Health Workforce Education and Training Council responsible for coordinating California’s health workforce education and training to meet the state’s needs.

In 2013, Ton-Quinlivan was named a White House Champion of Change under the Obama administration in recognition of her notable career in industry, education, and service as a community leader. She received the California Steward Leader Award in 2017 for her dedication to collaboration and work with public, private, and civic leaders to support economic and social mobility for state residents. In 2019, she was named a mediaX distinguished visiting scholar by Stanford University.

Ton-Quinlivan serves on the boards of the National Skills Coalition, National Student Clearinghouse and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.