News Release

October 16 SPARC Dinner
Featuring Dr. Vanila Singh
“Inside the Trump Administration – Battling the Opioid Crisis”

Los Altos Hills, California:  The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) will hold their next Speaker Series Dinner at the Fremont Hills Country Club on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The featured speaker will be Dr. Vanila Singh, member of the Stanford Medical Center clinical faculty, and former Chief Medical Officer and Chair of the high profile Opioid/Pain Task Force, a result of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA).

Dr. Singh has a background in molecular and cell biology as well as economics. She has served in various national professional organizations, including the Santa Clara County Medical Association, and as Vice President of the National Physicians Council on Health Policy. She  remains involved in health policy and holds an appointment at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda for the Pain Fellowship at the Department of Defense. 

Dr. Singh speaks around the nation to share the Health and Human Services Department’s best practices inter-agency pain task force final report; a document of national significance that is “the road map to address future opioid policy and improve pain care for the better” according to the American Medical Association.

The event is open to the public and tickets may be purchased at

Vanila Singh, MD Photo

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The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) is affiliated with the California Congress of Republicans, a chartered organization of the California Republican Party. Our regional focus is San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and we attract members and speakers from all over the Bay Area region. SPARC hosts a dozen events a year that are open to the general public. SPARC was founded in the year 2000 and has been built on the historic Republican principles of limited government, low taxes, and a strong national defense. As a group, we work to extend our support for Republican candidates who will work at all levels to help make these goals come true. Link to SPARC Logo