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.
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.
Our 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.
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.
Also on the hub team as Program Coordinator & Community Engagement Specialist Dulce Galicia Noguez. Dulce has worked with parents and community members in Richmond for several years, and brings expertise in creating resident training and organizing campaigns. Dulce also leads the administration and coordination of the Healthy Richmond office.
The 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).
Glenda Monterroza is currently working with Healthy Richmond, providing research and technical assistance in the establishment of a health care access learning community. She will be working with Healthy Richmond over the next several months.
Glenda is also part of the Learning & Evaluation team at the California Endowment.
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, Laura Ravinder serves as a key analyst and Jessie Oettinger is the project coordinator.