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CALPACT Advisory Committee

CALPACT convened an Advisory Committee of 12-14 stakeholders to develop recommendations for CALPACT strategies and activities and enhance critical relationships. It will be made up of health leaders, content experts, and workforce development and training experts from throughout the super-region. The purposes of the Advisory Committee are to: 1) advise CALPACT on priority training topics and modalities; 2) assist with promotion of trainings and conferences and E-Learning to health departments and target employees; 3) help leverage existing trainings that others have developed; and 3) support CALPACT to develop sustainability strategies and raise funds from other sources, in order to leverage funds from the HRSA training center grant so that CALPACT can expand the scale and impact of training. The Advisory Committee will discuss the components of the plan, recommend public health training priorities, and provide data and resources to strengthen the public health training plan. The Committee will also facilitate communication between local constituency groups and the region-wide planning process by sharing information among these networks.

Staff

Project Director: Jeffery Oxendine, MBA, MPH

Jeffrey S. Oxendine, is Associate Dean for public health practice and Executive Director of the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership. He is also a lecturer in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health (SPH) Health Policy and Management program and the Haas School of Business Graduate Program in Health Management. In addition, he is the Field Supervisor for the Health Policy and Management program. He has been an executive, educator and consultant in health care for 24 years. He is the Founder and President of Health Career Connection, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting undergraduate students to discover and pursue health careers, and to increasing diversity in the health professions.

CALPACT Training Center Manager, Isms Program Manager: Maeve Sullivan, MA

Maeve Sullivan is the CALPACT Program Manager and the Isms Program Manager at the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership. She received her B.A. from Hampshire College and her M.A. from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. Maeve brings 15 years of social service, workforce development and community health experience to her position. Following graduate school, Maeve served as the Integrated Services Program Manger and the Walk-In Center Manager at Glide Memorial. She went on to work for a workforce development collaborative that provided social and educational services and developed career pathways in the union construction trades for minority men and women in West Oakland. Her position as the Director of Programs and Grants at the Community Clinic Consortium provided her with a rich understanding of the important role that community health centers play in improving the health and wellness of uninsured, disadvantaged communities. Maeve is passionate about increasing culturally and linguistically appropriate access to behavioral health, oral health and reproductive health services for low-income, diverse people. She is committed to reducing health disparities by increasing effective learning opportunities for medical professionals and health promoters. Maeve can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New Media Education Specialist/Communications: Lisa Peterson, MPH

Lisa Peterson MPH, is a New Media Education Specialist and coordinates Communications at the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership. She earned her BA in Sociocultural Anthropology and an MPH in the Health and Social Behavior concentration at UC Berkeley. Prior to her work at CPHP, Lisa worked extensively in the community health field conducting community based public health research, producing videos, leading trainings, and coordinating health communication projects with organizations and institutions including Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), and UC Berkeley's Atkins Center for Weight and Health (CWH). Passionate about creating innovative methods for public education and health promotion, Lisa is dedicated to harnessing the power of new media to address health inequities.

Events Coordinator: Dominique C. Campos, MBA

Dominique Campos MBA is the Events Coordinator for the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership. She graduated from Mills College with her undergraduate degree in Political, Legal, Economic Analysis, with an emphasis in Economics in 2008, and in 2009 with her Master of Business Administration degree. Dominique made her entrée into the Public Health arena while working as Training Coordinator for Cardea. There, she coordinated trainings for various projects including Region IX Title X family planning and the East Bay AIDS Education and Training Center. Her experience spans trainings and conferences, national and international, small and large, in venues from clinics to correctional facilities.