Hub Structure & Staff

The Healthy Richmond Hub is a partnership of community residents and stakeholders, working in concert to improve the health of all of our children and families in Richmond. The many parts to the hub structure – in the diagram below – say it all…It takes all of us collaborating together to make our vision a reality.

At the center of it all, the Hub is led by a Steering Committee, composed of 25 members representing a diverse set of community stakeholders with a sub-group that serves as an Executive Committee; Action Teams focused on taking action on the Hub’s priority outcomes; Communications and Evaluation Committees; and 31 Healthy Richmond Hub Partners that receive funding from The California Endowment to work on the strategies that are in alignment with our priorities.

Meet the Healthy Richmond Hub Host Organization & Staff

The Hub is supported by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Community Housing and Development Corporation (CHDC). CHDC partners with LISC to house the project and provide liaison connections to key leaders within the Richmond community.

The Healthy Richmond team operates as the backbone staff to support all the members of the Hub. We support the work by planning, managing, and supporting the initiative through ongoing facilitation, technology and communications support, data collection and reporting, and coordination of all the logistics related to collective activities.


roxanneThe Hub Manager, Roxanne Carrillo Garza, MSW, represents LISC and coordinates and builds capacity of the Steering Committee and Healthy Richmond Hub Partners. Roxanne has previously worked in the Contra Costa County Health Department, and has worked in the Richmond community for over two decades.

Email Roxanne.

The Program Coordinator & Communications Specialist, Ryan Bealer, MSW, also represents LISC, and works to manage and coordinate the various campaigns and strategies carried by the action teams. Ryan also works with partners and residents to create, publish, and share media content across a variety of platforms.

Email Ryan.



Our Health Career Connections intern, Marífer Bernal, will support our Schools & Neighborhoods action team! Marífer’s full name is Maria Fernanda, but prefers to be called Marífer as it was a name given to her in her childhood. Marífer was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and emigrated to the United States in 2000. She is in her third year at San Jose State University and is majoring in Health Science. She hopes to one day be able to provide information and excellent health care to the undocumented community.


jamilehThe Youth Organizing Director, Jamileh Ebrahimi, with the RYSE Center is responsible for sustaining a structure and process that supports and fosters meaningful youth engagement in the initiative through the Richmond Youth Organizing Team (RYOT).

Email Jamileh.


Our Evaluation & Learning Specialist (ELS), a team at Social Policy Research Associates, plays an important role in facilitating the use of data and information as well as building evaluation capacity with partners.

Rachel Estrella serves as the principal investigator.

Ms. Laura Ravinder serves as a key analyst and

Mr. Eduardo Ortiz is the project assistant.