Angelina Woodberry is currently a Consumer Advocate Liaison with Cal Voices in Sacramento County and brings 20 years of front line nonprofit social services experiences. Angelina has been involved in community based advisory boards for 14 years. She serves as a Peer Action League Member with the California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations and is a member on their Cultural, Racial Ethnic Equity Committee. She is also the Chair Sacramento County Children's Coalition. With her roles on these boards, she provides the unique perspective of a woman of color who came from the foster care system. She is both a consumer of mental health services and the parent of a child with a physical disability and mental health challenges. Angelina previously worked as a mental health patients' rights advocate, representing people with lived mental health challenges in administrative hearings to help them fight for voluntary outpatient treatment.
Dr. Chris Miller is a religious studies teacher at a Catholic high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also serves as co-chair of the Pastoral Care and Mental Wellness Ministry Network through the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and is a member of the California State Mental Health Policy Workgroup, the NAMI National FaithNet Steering Committee, and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Faith Communities Task Force. He most recently worked for Catholic Charities Santa Clara County supporting the Community Action Poverty Simulation program and served as the youth and young adult coordinator at a 5,000-family parish. Miller graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor's degree in history, California Teaching Credential, and master’s degrees in education and pastoral ministries and a doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco. Most recently, he received a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University. Chris is currently enrolled in a post-master’s Certificate in Spiritual Formation at Boston College.
Eddie Hu currently serves as a Program Director at Asian Resources, Inc. Eddie accumulated extensive experience as a health advocate, working with individuals across various age groups and linguistic backgrounds to address health disparities. With over seven years of experience in public health, Eddie leads a network of community-based organizations and clinics that primarily serve Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Eddie advocates for health care and oral health access, culturally and linguistically appropriate care, quality of care, and social determinants of health at the local, state, and national levels. As a first-generation immigrant and member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Eddie is passionate about advocating for equitable social change and participates in several coalitions and committees focusing on healthcare access, data equity, oral health access, and cultural and linguistic access. Eddie holds a Master of Public Health and a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Eddie is also a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin.
Héctor Manuel Ramírez
Héctor Manuel Ramírez (he/them/they) is an Apache and Mexican Two Spirits person occupying space in Yaanga, Tongva-Los Angeles, CA -- the ancestral lands of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. He is an Autistic person with a psychiatric disability, is hard of hearing, and is a lifelong disability rights advocate focusing on the intersections that impact disabled people, families, and communities. He is a formerly institutionalized person and a consumer of the largest public mental health system in the country -- Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, where he chairs the Latino UsCC. He is the first openly gay person ever appointed to the Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission, a board member of Disability Rights California, and the National Disability Rights Network. He has been appointed to California's Governor Gavin Newsom's Behavioral Health Task Force to address the urgent mental health and substance use disorder needs across California and to the Los Angeles County Measure J Reimagine LA Advisory Committee.
Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo
Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo is the Health and Equity Program Manager at the Strategic Growth Council. Jazmine has extensive experience translating research into health equity-centered policy, evaluating and designing community informed programs, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders and sectors, including community-based organizations, nonprofits, local government, associations, and policymakers. Previously, she served as a Health Policy Fellow for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal where she had the opportunity to work on legislative health issues at the intersection of immigration and health. While a Doctoral Candidate, Jazmine also collaborated with California’s Primary Care Association, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, the District of Columbia’s Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity, and Trust for America’s Health, among other organizations. Jazmine has a Doctor of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Master of Public Health degree and bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
J o-Ann Julien leads the Office of Health Equity within Public Health Services, Health and Human Services Agency for the County of San Diego. She is also on the Center of Excellence for Health Promotion and Health Equity led by the University of California, San Diego. Jo-Ann's public health career spans 20 years, starting at the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health. Jo-Ann worked in the area of cultural diversity and human rights at the federal level helping to create inclusive institutions. Jo-Ann speaks French and holds a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in education, specializing in Counseling. She is trained in mental health first aid, risk communication, facilitation, deliberative dialogue, regulatory affairs, and public policy and is certified with the International Association of Public Participation.
Lark Doolan is currently the Executive Director of Queer Humboldt. He works to ensure 2S/LGBTQIA+ people have equitable access to support and services. He holds a special education teaching credential with an emphasis on moderate/severe disabilities, and a school administrator credential, with 6 years of experience as a superintendent of a public school district. Additionally, he earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in serving 2S/LGBTQIA+ youth, adults, couples, and families. In his work as a professional trainer and group facilitator, he uses an anti-racist lens to support systems change in mental health, education, and community settings so that all community members, including queer people, have equitable access to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on the Pacific North Coast of California and beyond.
Patricia Lee has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and is currently the Research Scientist for the Office of Medical Director (OMD) in the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Dr. Lee determines potential key areas of research in health disparities and inequities in the California Medicaid population, to be undertaken by OMD, and disseminates findings of scientific research in written reports. Prior to joining the OMD, Dr. Lee worked for the Office of Women’s Health (OWH) in DHCS. Before working for the state, she was an assistant professor in the department of Health Behavior at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health, and she was an associate scientist position in the UAB Minority Health Research Center.
Robin Carter is the Interim Dean of the College of Health & Human Services at Sacramento State University. Robin has over 25 years of experience as a social work professor and administrator. As a clinical social worker, she worked with the elderly, those with chronic health and disabling conditions, and people at the end of their lives. Her scholarly and community work focuses on mental health assessment and treatment, gerontology, and equity and inclusion. She has been the principal investigator in several large grants and contracts serving students and totaling over $2 million. She held board membership in multiple professional organizations, including the Sacramento Family Justice Center, Cal Post Doc Advisory Board and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Robin is one of the founding members of the MLK Center at Sacramento State and was previously tasked with developing the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Sacramento State Interim Executive Director of Diversity.
Terra Russell-Slavin, Esq. is the Director of Policy and Community Building at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which she has been a part of for 15 years. Terra's policy work focuses on advocating for health and mental health services for the LGBTQ community, including HIV, STD and LBTQ women's health; domestic, sexual violence, and hate crime services; and homeless youth and senior services. Terra works in coalitions at the local, state, and national level with other community-based service providers representing LGBTQ community groups, larger community non-profits, and governmental entities. Terra is Chair of the LGBTQ Subject Matter Committee for the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. Terra received the Los Angeles County Betty Fisher Award for Phenomenal Leadership in the field of domestic violence and has been recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association as a Best Attorney Under 40. Terra is a graduate of Pitzer College and Northeastern University School of Law.
Weiyu Zhang (she/her) is a Community Advocacy Manager with the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network. As a public health practitioner, Weiyu is committed to leveraging the vision, knowledge, and toolkit of public health to solve racial and social inequities. She advocates for policy and decision-making processes that center community self-determination and expertise for Black, Indigenous and other marginalized communities in California. Weiyu has more than seven years of experience working in public health and social justice, including community health education and community crisis response, organizing multicultural coalitions, and analyzing public policy. She also has a strong analytical background from training as a biomedical scientist and working in clinical cancer research and biopharmaceutical production. Weiyu holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology and Biotechnology from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Weiyu is a native speaker in Mandarin Chinese.