[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E498]
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                          HON. MARK DeSAULNIER

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, April 29, 2019

  Mr. DeSAULNIER. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the service 
of a long-time community leader, Dr. Diane Dooley.
  Diane has been a leading pediatrician in Contra Costa County for 
forty years, making it her life's work to protect the lives and health 
of children. Throughout her career, Dr. Dooley has been an advocate of 
children's health issues such as childhood obesity, oral health, and 
mental health.
  In addition to her medical practice, Diane was also instrumental in 
the founding of Healthy and Active Before 5, a collaborative in Contra 
Costa County that works to prevent childhood obesity and promote 
healthy practices and environments.
  For the past twelve years, Diane served on Healthy and Active Before 
5's Leadership Council, volunteering countless hours of her time. 
During her tenure, the collaborative provided funding and technical 
support to local organizations, and identified and mapped safe places 
for children to play in various cities across the county. She also 
developed a marketing campaign to raise awareness of the health risks 
of sugary drinks.
  After years of service, Dr. Diane Dooley is now retiring from Healthy 
and Active Before 5. Please join me in wishing Diane good luck in her 
retirement, and thanking her for a life of service and dedication to 
the youth of our community.