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CareDx: Art Torres

CareDx has appointed patient advocate, political leader, and former state senator Art Torres to its board of directors.

Torres began his career by working alongside Cesar Chavez for the rights of farm workers in California. He later served for 20 years in the California legislature, chairing the State Assembly’s Health Committee, and then was elected as chair of the State Democratic Party. He is also a colon cancer survivor.

Currently, Torres serves as vice chair of the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as well as a member of the University of California Board of Regents and the Covered California board overseeing the Affordable Care Act. He is also the vice chair on the board of One Legacy, an organ transplant foundation based in Southern California.