Action Teams & Campaigns

Action teams are at the core of Healthy Richmond’s work. These collective tables are meant to be a meeting space for resident leaders (adults and youth), organizational partners, and systems partners. Each action team focuses on a specific priority area for the hub, and generally focuses on one system in their advocacy work, such as the city or school district.

The work taken on by each action team is usually defined as a “campaign”. Each campaign has a dedicated workgroup focusing on planning, implementation, and outreach. Each workgroup meets on a schedule determined by those participants. While there are generally 3 active campaigns, this number can vary depending on a variety of factors. Each year, $4,000 in Healthy Richmond community grant funds are allocated to at least one of the campaign projects.

STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hub Steering Committee (SC) serves as the lead entity for the Healthy Richmond (HR) Hub in developing systems for community collaboration and updating the logic model. At scale, the SC is comprised of 25 people. The Hub SC includes representative members from all primary areas of community: municipal offices, the school district, public and private health care providers, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, businesses, and residents.

  • Roles within the HR Hub Steering Committee
  • Participate in trainings and community engagement events
  • Provide leadership for the Action Teams
  • Provide a voice for community residents and leaders
  • Create opportunities for resident involvement and community capacity building
  • Guide the HR Hub on shared values and principles (i.e., systems change, community building, support youth leadership)
  • Develop systems and community collaborations
  • Outreach to others not at the table (Hub Partners, policymakers, systems, churches) to join activities and membership in activities
  • Influence Policy
  • Share information about activities on website, newsletter, etc.
  • Develop leadership within the SC and Hub
  • Review and update the HR Logic Model
  • Leveraging relationships with elected officials

SC MEMBERS

Kaiser​ ​Permanente

Animesh​ ​Sinha

Kaiser Permanente (Alternate)

Amal Sawires

Brighter​ ​Beginnings

Barabara​ ​McCullough

YES​ ​Nature​ ​to​ ​Neighborhoods

Blanca​ ​Hernandez

County​ ​Public​ ​Health

Daniel​ ​Peddycord

West​ ​Contra​ ​Costa​ ​Unified​ ​School District

Martine Blake

Alliance​ ​of​ ​Californians​ ​for Community​ ​Empowerment

David​ ​Sharples

Contra​ ​Costa​ ​County​ ​Board​ ​of Education FAConsulting

Fatima​ ​Alleyne,​ ​PhD

Office​ ​of​ ​Neighborhood​ ​Safety

James​ ​Houston

RYSE​ ​Center

Jamileh​ ​Ebrahimi

Rubicon Programs

Jane​ ​Fischberg

Community​ ​Services​ ​Department (City​ ​of​ ​Richmond)

Johann​ ​Frazier

East​ ​Bay​ ​Center​ ​for​ ​Performing​ ​Arts

Jordan​ ​Simpson

Catholic​ ​Charities​ ​of​ ​the​ ​East​ ​Bay

Jordan​ ​Thompson

LifeLong​ ​Medical​ ​Care

Lucinda​ ​Bazile

Resident Leader

Y’Anad Burrell

Familias​ ​Unidas

Lorena​ ​Huerta

Ensuring​ ​Opportunity​ ​Campaign

Mariana​ ​Moore

Resident Leader

Rona​ ​Cremer

East​ ​Bay​ ​Center​ ​for​ ​Performing​ ​Arts

Ruthie​ ​Dineen

Parent​ ​Leaders

Stephanie​ ​Sequeira

City​ ​Manager’s​ ​Office​ ​(City​ ​of Richmond)

Vacant

Community​ ​Leader

Vivien​ ​Feyer

The​ ​California​ ​Endowment

Diane​ ​Aranda

SUSTAINABILITY TASK FORCE

In moving forward beyond funding from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative, the HR Sustainability Task Force (STF) has been engaged in a planning process to engage its members to identify what’s most important to sustain and define the essence of who Healthy Richmond is ait moves forward.

Executive committee

This leadership committee is made up of 5 leaders within the hub. They are all required to serve on the Steering Committee or Action Teams. This group is meant to oversee the various activities within the hub and receive reports on how they are progressing. They also act as a first stop for business that will either affect the entire hub, or be endorsed by Healthy Richmond. They serve an important role in terms of filtering what ultimately goes before the larger Steering Committee for votes and presentation. The Executive Committee meets monthly and creates the agenda for every Steering Committee meeting. They also do preliminary reviews of all grant applications, making edits and adjustments so the Steering Committee is able to vote quickly. The Executive Committee also has the ability to vote within their smaller group to add Healthy Richmond to letters of support. Larger policy endorsements require a full steering committee vote. After clearing the Executive Committee, items that will become officially endorsed or supported by the entire hub move to the Steering Committee for discussion and voting.

STAFF

ROXANNE CARRILLO GARZA​
ROXANNE CARRILLO GARZA​Senior Director
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Senior Director of Healthy Richmond which is a 10 year initiative funded by The California Endowment. She currently works with resident leaders, community based organizations, base builders, and systems leaders to develop collective policy advocacy strategies to improve health, safety, school and neighborhood environments, and economic development opportunities. Roxanne works for RCF Connects (formerly Richmond Community Foundation) which partners with the community to inspire leadership and to share the vision for work in five areas: Community Growth, Health, Restoring Neighborhoods, Education, and Public Safety. Prior to joining Healthy Richmond in 2013, Roxanne was a Public Health Program Manager for Contra Costa Health Services where she worked on environmental justice, alcohol policy, neighborhood improvements and violence prevention efforts across Contra Costa County. Roxanne was the Allocations and Planning Director for United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Service Planning Area (SPA) 1 and Program Manager for El Nido Family Services, a social service non-profit agency providing counseling and family support services to disadvantaged communities in LA County. Roxanne received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge and her Master's Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Carlos Lemus
Carlos LemusProject Manager, Resident Leadership
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Project Manager, Resident Leadership – Healthy Richmond, Carlos is a long-time Richmond resident. During his time at UC Santa Cruz, he co-founded spaces for Latinx students, produced films about social justice, and organized students around food justice, such as farm workers’ rights, food insecurity amongst students, and organic farming. Since graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a double major in Film & Digital Media and History, he has worked at the RYSE Youth Center and Urban Tilth. He hopes to continue growing the campaigns that uplift resident voice in schools, healthcare, and future developments in Richmond.
Vy (Vi) Tuong Vo
Vy (Vi) Tuong VoCampaign Manager
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As the Campaign Manager for Healthy Richmond Campaigns, Vy is of Southeast Asian refugee-immigrant background and began her social justice journey as a youth advocate and organizer in San Jose focusing on various intersectional public health policies and actions. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Political Economy and Social Welfare with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. As a student worker she held various positions in organizational leadership development, marketing and communications. Additionally, she worked with partners in the Southeast Asian Student Coalition to create curriculum for their youth mentorship program and organized a coalition of social welfare lobbyist to advocate with the NASW on behalf of progressive legislation serving priority populations. Upon leaving UC Berkeley Vy went back to her community organizing roots and served as Youth Advocacy Coordinator with an LGBTQ public health campaign which successfully passed a tobacco addiction prevention ordinance in the City of Fremont. Most recently, she worked at Seneca Family of Agencies where she supported various adolescent mental health/crisis services programs. In her current position with Healthy Richmond, she hopes to bring her intersectional and interdisciplinary skill sets to continue serving priority populations and communities in the City of Richmond, West Contra Costa, and special populations within Contra Costa County.
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