Our Team


Principal Investigators

  • Larry Rand | Principal Investigator, PTBi California and PTBi C3 (Communication, Collaboration, and Capacity Building, Aim 4)
  • Linda Franck | Co-Principal Investigator, PTBi California; Director, Postnatal Interventions (Aim 2C)

California Team

  • Rebecca Baer | Research Analyst, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Esperanza Castillo | Program Coordinator, Preconception & Prenatal Interventions
  • Brittany Chambers | Faculty, Precision Health & Discovery
  • Kimberly Coleman-Phox | Academic Coordinator
  • Christine Dehlendorf | Program Lead, Preconception & Prenatal Interventions
  • Claire De Leon | Communications Managing Director
  • Jennifer Felder | Faculty, Prenatal Interventions
  • Sky Feuer | Academic Coordinator
  • Jonathan Fuchs | Director, Collective Impact (Aim 3)
  • Dawn Gano | Faculty, Postnatal Interventions
  • Rita Hamad | Policy Lead
  • Wendy Hussey | Program Director
  • Riya Jacob | Program Coordinator, Postnatal Interventions
  • Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski | Director, Precision Health and Discovery (Aim 1)
  • Rebecca Kriz | Program Manager, Postnatal Research Program
  • Miriam Kuppermann | Director, Preconception & Prenatal Interventions (Aim 2A, Aim 2B), Director, Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Selina Lao | Program Analyst
  • Emily Letts | Communications Associate
  • Fred McCord | Executive Assistant to Dr. Rand
  • Daphina Melbourne | Community Engagement Associate
  • Loren Newman | Designer
  • Malini Nijagal | Director, Joint Perinatal Health Equity Project
  • Allie O'Leary | Program Coordinator, Precision Health and Discovery (Aim 1)
  • Scott Oltman | Research Analyst, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Brianne Taylor | Research Assistant, Preconception & Prenatal Interventions
  • Rita Wasley | Program Analyst
  • Shanell Williams | Director, Community Engagement

California Strategic Advisory Board

  • Nancy Adler | Director of the Center for Health and Community, UCSF
  • Lynne Benioff | Director of the Board of Overseers, UCSF Foundation
  • Ann Borders | Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at North Shore University Health System
  • Anthony Iton | Senior Vice President of Health Communities at The California Endowment
  • Shoo Lee | Scientific Director of the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Michael Lu | Senior Associate Dean for the Academic, Student and Faculty Affairs at George Washington University
  • Michael McAfee | President of PolicyLink
  • Hope Williams | California Community Advisory Board Member

Community Advisory Board

San Francisco
  • Donna Chardon | Labor & Delivery Nurse, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
  • Julie Harris | Independent Contractor consulting on the efficacy of reproductive health and preterm birth research and interventions
  • Andrea C. Nieto | Clínica Martín-Baró
  • Hope Williams | San Francisco Unified School District
  • Schyneida Williams | Case Manager, Homeless Prenatal Program
     
Oakland
  • Nayeli Bernal | Community Member
  • Jennifer Braddock | Certified Nurse Midwife, Highland Hospital
  • TaNefer Camara | Lactation Consultant, Alameda Health System
  • Zoe Carrasco | Prenatal Healthcare Educator, La Clinica De La Raza
  • Alexis Cobbins | Project 500, San Francisco Human Services Agency
  • Brandi Gates | Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Coordinator, Breast Friends Mommy Group, Alameda County WIC Program, West Oakland Health Center
  • Linda Jones | East Bay Community Doula, Black Women Birthing Justice Co-Founder, Roots of Labor Birth Collective Advisor
  • Michele Poole | Community Member
  • D'Nita Robinson | Alameda County WIC
  • Sonia Waters | Resource Counselor, Family Resource Navigators
  • Jessela Wehner | Native, Natural and Beyond Birthing Supportive Services
Fresno
  • Aimee Mallet | Program Coordinator, Clinica Sierra Vista
  • Loretta Scruggs-Leach | Community member
  • Carla Stanley | Clinical Nurse
  • Claudia Taylor | Community member

Parent Clinician Advisory Board

Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
  • Meshay Adams | Member, Oakland
  • Holly Christensen | NFRC Site Research Nurse
  • Ruth Crowe | Member, Oakland
  • Bette Flushman | Member, Oakland
  • Priscilla Joe | NFRC Site Principal Investigator
  • Audra Kay | Member, Oakland
  • Joanne Kuller | Member, Oakland
  • Jianina Lloyd | Member, Oakland
  • Leslie Lusk | Member, Oakland
  • Evelyn Mascarenas | Member, Oakland
  • Dishon Moore | NFRC Site Research Nurse
  • Samantha Ngo | NFRC Site Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Janie Otoshi | Member, Oakland
  • Kathryn Ponder | Member, Oakland
  • Michelle and Anthony Poole | Member, Oakland
  • Teresa Proctor | Member, Oakland
  • Analucia Silva | Member, Oakland
  • Meskerem Zawde | Member, Oakland
Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco
  • Angela Banks | Member, San Francisco
  • Gemma Baril | Member, San Francisco
  • Richard Bischoff | Member, San Francisco
  • Robin Bisgaard | Member, San Francisco
  • Colleen Butler | Member, San Francisco
  • Whitney Brown | Member, San Francisco
  • Kristina Chester | Member, San Francisco
  • Dawn Gano | NFRC Site Principal Investigator
  • Courtney Gregory | Member, San Francisco
  • Kristin Hoppe | Member, San Francisco
  • Jen Hutchison | Member, San Francisco
  • Riya Jacob | Program Coordinator, Postnatal Interventions
  • Bo Joo | Member, San Francisco
  • Ayanna Kelley | Member, San Francisco
  • Katie Millar | NFRC Site Research Nurse
  • Kacy Minot | Neonatal Nurse Practioner
  • Doris Obermeier | Member, San Francisco
  • Nadia Tsado | NFRC Site Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Myrna Vega Demare | Member, San Francisco
     
CRMC Fresno

 

  • Dawn Aguirre | Member, CRMC
  • Ashlee Alvarez | Member, CRMC
  • Nick Alvarez | Member, CRMC
  • Pallavi Bekal | NFRC Site Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Jennifer Contreras | Member, CRMC
  • Diana Cormier | NFRC Site Principal Investigator
  • Yuri Corona | Member, CRMC
  • Kathy Costa | Member, CRMC
  • Nicole Hansen | NFRC Site Research Nurse
  • Kristi Hernandez | Member, CRMC
  • Abby Jacobs | Member, CRMC
  • Jennifer King | Member, CRMC
  • Michael King | Member, CRMC
  • Donna McCloudy | Member, CRMC
  • Roselyn Nunez | Member, CRMC
  • Yesica Perez | Member, CRMC
  • Jesus Adrian Roque | Member, CRMC
  • Robin Ryan | Member, CRMC
  • Gursharn Sahota | Member, CRMC
  • Karen Sakata | Member, CRMC
  • Pamela Salcedo | Member, CRMC
  • Priscilla Valle | Member, CRMC
  • Donna Wyman | Member, CRMC
  • Gustavo Zendejas | Member, CRMC

Benioff Community Innovators

  • Sabra Bell | Black Infant Health
  • Elonda Mccall | Urban Services YMCA 
  • Karent Novelo | Homeless Prenatal Program
  • Haydee Orellana | Women’s Community Clinic
  • Cecilia Shepard | Women’s Community Clinic
  • Randi Tanksley | Homeless Prenatal Program
  • Brianne Taylor | Black Infant Health

SOLARS

  • Nancy Adler | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Amber Bell | Graduate Student Researcher, SOLARS
  • Brittany Chambers |Co-Principal Investigator, SOLARS
  • Christina Chambers | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Elissa Epel | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Jenn Felder | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Elena Flowers | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski |Principal Investigator, SOLARS
  • Kord Korber | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Anu Manchikanti Gómez| Co-Principal Investigator, SOLARS
  • Charles McCulloch | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Monica McLemore | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Lou Muglia | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Talita Oseguera | Graduate Student Researcher, SOLARS
  • Tania Pacheco | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Matt Pantell | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Nisha Parikh | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Aric Prather | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Larry Rand | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Elizabeth Rogers | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Kelli Ryckman | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Solaire Spellen | Graduate Student Researcher, SOLARS
  • Darcy Stanley | Graduate Student Researcher, SOLARS
  • Anatol Sucher | Co-Investigator, SOLARS
  • Michael Synder | Co-Investigator, SOLARS

Expecting Justice, San Francisco Collective Impact for Healthy Births

Steering Committee
  • Sabra Bell | Parent Advocate
  • Ayanna Bennett | SF Department of Public Health
  • Alice Chen | SF Department of Public Health
  • Kim Coates | SF Unified School District
  • Davina Countee | Parent Advocate
  • Ken Epstein | SF CYF Community Behavioral Health
  • David Erickson | SF Federal Reserve
  • Hector Sanchez Flores | National Compadres Network
  • Jonathan Fuchs | UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative
  • Milika Funaki | Regional Pacific Islander Task Force
  • Jim Glauber | San Francisco Health Plan
  • Lyn-Tise Jones | Parent Advocate
  • Dan Kelly | Human Services Agency
  • Sara Kennedy | Planned Parenthood of Northern California
  • Ingrid Mezquita | SF First 5
  • Tacing Parker | Bayview Y
  • Martha Ryan | Homeless Prenatal Program 
  • Kim Scurr | UCSF
  • Maria Su | SF Department of Children, Youth and their Families
Backbone, SF Department of Public Health
  • Jenna Gaarde | MCAH Senior Health Program Planner 
  • Zea Malawa | Program Manager
  • Solaire Spellen | SF Collective Impact Program Associate

Collective Impact - Fresno

Steering Committee
  • Brian Angus |  Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
  • Lynne Ashbeck | Valley Children's Hospital
  • Joseph Castro | California State University, Fresno
  • Kathryn Catania | Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
  • Jonathan Fuchs | UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative
  • Sara Goldgraben | Fresno County Dept. Public Health
  • Niecia Harris | Mother with Living Experience
  • Kristi Hernandez | Mother with Living Experience
  • Wendy Hussey | UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative
  • Nicole Hutchings | Mother with Living Experience
  • Subha Ladella | UCSF-Fresno
  • Jeanette Moore | Central Valley Black Nurses Association
  • Kudzi Muchaka | Community Regional Medical Center
  • Gail Newel | OB/GYN Consultant
  • Artie Padilla | Every Neighborhood Partnership
  • Andrea Powell | Mother with Living Experience
  • Larry Rand | UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative
  • Emilia Reyes | First 5 Fresno County 
  • Captain Mark Salazar | Fresno County Police Department
  • Courtney Shapiro | CalViva Health
  • Tammy Townsend | Fresno Housing Authority
  • Dawan Utecht | Fresno County Dept. Behavioral Health
  • Reyna Villalobos | Clinica Sierra Vista
  • Davena Witcher | AMOR Foundation
Backbone, CSU Fresno
  • Amber Costantino | Monitoring, Learning, Evaluating (MLE) Specialist
  • Donna DeRoo | Central CA Center for Health and Human Services
  • Sandra Flores | Program Director
  • Olga Nunez | Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Shelbie Yang | Administrative Support Coordinator

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