Memorial set for Michael Baxter

  • Wednesday March 18, 2015
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A memorial will be held Wednesday, March 25 for Michael Baxter, a longtime San Francisco Department of Public Health employee who died February 4. He was 60.

The service will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the South Light Court at San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. Speakers will include Health Director Barbara Garcia; Sherilyn Adams, executive director of Larkin Street Youth Services; Mr. Baxter's husband, Alex Martinez; their son, Steven Cooper; and other DPH officials.

Mr. Baxter was the director of the health department's Primary Care Youth Programs and Family Planning and oversaw and directed the operation of eight youth clinics located throughout the city, with a particular eye to enriching programs for low-income, homeless, incarcerated, and LGBTQ youth, and youth of color. He was also chair for the Dimensions Clinic Collaborative.

In lieu of flowers, people can send a donation to Dimensions Health Collaborative, Attn: Owen Morse, 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 260B, San Francisco, CA 94102.

To read the previously published obituary on Mr. Baxter, visit