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Leadership Council2018-07-02T18:19:18+00:00

Leadership Council

The purpose of the Leadership Council is to provide strategic guidance and direction for the COI and its keystake holders in support of implementation of the COI ActionPlan, strategic plan, evaluation, and domain workplans. In addition, the Leadership Council will provide guidance and oversight for COI operations including review and approval of core funding applications and policy positions.

The roles and responsibilities of the Leadership Council Members are to serve as advocates and vocal champions of the COI, identify how the activities of parner organizations align with COI goals, track and inform progress of COI activities using agreed-upon indicators and domain workplans, identify opportunities for new partnerships and cross-domain collaboration, and to attend COI strategic planning retreats.

Dan Bennett
Media Domain Champion

Dan Bennett, Owner

Michael Bardin

Anahid Brakke
Hunger Advocacy Partner

San Diego Hunger Coalition, Executive Director

Michael Bardin

Patricia Cantrell, MD
American Academy of Pediatrics, Immediate Past President

Michael Bardin

Gloria Corral
First 5 Commission of San Diego, Assistant Executive Director

Noe Crespo
SDSU, Assistant Professor

Joangrace Espiritu
Media Domain Champion

YMCA Childcare Resource Service, Program Director Marketing

Cheri Fidler
Healthcare Domain Champion

Rady Children’s Hospital Center for Healthier Communities, Director

Stephanie Gioia
County Board of Supervisors – Fourth District, Senior Policy Advisor

Katie Judd

Katie Judd
Community Domain Champion

County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency, Community Health Program Manager

Deirdre Kleske
Schools & After-school Domain Champion

County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency, Program Specialist, Healthy Works

Stacey Kurz
Government Domain Champion

City of Chula Vista, Senior Project Coordinator

Debbie Macdonald
Private Sector Co-Chair

Volunteer

Kate McDevitt
Schools & After-school Domain Champion

San Diego Unified School District, Wellness Program Supervisor

Kim McDougal
Early Childhood Domain Champion

YMCA Childcare Resource Service, Executive Director

Blanca Melendrez

Blanca Melendrez
Community Domain Champion

UCSD Center for Community Health, Executive Director

Kathleen Merchant
Early Childhood Domain Champion

San Diego State University Research Foundation WIC, Research & Continuous Quality Improvement Manager

Paige Metz
Schools & After-school Domain Champion

San Diego County Office of Education, Coordinator, Health and Physical Education Curriculum and Instruction Network for Public Charter Schools

Sarah Mostofi
The Children’s Initative, Operations Director

Laura Niksch

Laura Niksch
Early Childhood Domain Champion

Neighborhood House Association, Head Start Nutrition Coordinator

Ed Quinlan
Community Health Improvement Partners, Interim President & CEO

Kay Rhee, MD, MSc, MA
UCSD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Maya Rosas

Maya Rosas
Government Domain Champion

Circulate San Diego, Advocacy Manager

Maggie Santibanez

Maggie Santibanez, MD
Office of Binational Border Health, California Department of Public Health, Program and Epidemiology Coordinator Border and Binational Programs

Shaila Serpas, MD
Private Sector Co-Chair

Scripps Health, Physician

Dean Sidelinger

Dean Sidelinger, MD
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency, Child Health Medical Officer

Wilma Wooten

Wilma Wooten
Public Sector Co-Chair

County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency, Health Officer and Director of Public Health Services

Promotoras Seat
Vacant

Tribal Liaison Seat 
Vacant