Marsha LangMarsha Lang, MS, JD

Marsha Lang used her experience in the fields of research science, applied technology, health care and management systems, event coordination, medical malpractice defense law, risk management, and mediation to pursue a single vision and develop Healthy by DesignSM. It is an all-encompassing enrichment concept based on the premise that a healthy and productive life is not an accident. It is designable. A bridge builder and synthesizer in linking together people, concepts, and disciplines to improve quality of life, Marsha is dedicated to the enhancement of graciousness in our human experience.

Founder and Principal of Lang & Associates

Specializes in custom programs for individuals, communities, business, government, and organizations, since 1992; offers services and training in Facilitation, Organizational Development, Communication Skills, Dispute Resolution, and Health and Wellness; speakers' bureau with presenters prepared to address a wide variety of aspects relative to the efficiency and vitality of any organization.

Attorney and Mediator

Private practice — Personal Attorney (since 2011); private practice (1987-1991); Acting Director of Risk Management for Sutter Health, Sacramento (1988); medical malpractice defense (1988-1991); and volunteer attorney with Legal Services of Northern California (since 1995).

Mediation and facilitation through Lang & Associates; Sacramento Mediation Center — community and Victim Offender Mediation Program (VOMP) mediator and trainer (1989-2007); ECHO Project moderator, Sacramento Health Decisions (1995).


Officer and board member of not-for-profit organizations promoting health and wellness.

Cardiovascular Technologist

Cardiovascular Technologist, Cardiac Catherization Lab at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (1998 to present); diagnostic Imaging, including heart catherization, CT scanning, and interventional radiology at Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sacramento (1978-1998); Radiology Department weekend manager and supervisor at Sutter Memorial Hospital (1978-1986).

Educator and Trainer

Mediation coach and trainer; formal classroom and clinical instruction, Sutter Community Hospitals School of Radiologic Technology, Sacramento (1978-1991); presentations include: "What Can I Eat to Feel Better Now?", "Technologist Update: You, Your Patient, and the Law," "The History and Politics of Mammography," "Your Healthy Home," and "Intentional Environments and the Net."

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA
  • R.T., Sutter Community Hospitals' School of Radiologic Technology
  • M.S., Animal Science, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Graduate Study, Biology, California State University, Northridge, CA
  • B.A., Zoology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • California Community College Instructor Credential
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • California State Bar Association
  • Dean's Council, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA

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