2020 North State Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Virtual Summit

September 17, 2020

ACEs Summit

ACEs Summit

  • Building a Trauma Informed Community - Closing Remarks, Evaluation & Drawing

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    Building a Trauma Informed Community - Closing Remarks, Evaluation & Drawing

    Building a Trauma Informed Community - Closing Keynote and Q&A
    Becky Hass, National Speaker and Author
    Moderator: Karen Clemmer, MN, RN, PHN, Northern California and Northwest Regional Community Facilitator, ACEs Connection
    2:15pm - 3:30pm

    Closing Remarks, Evaluation & Drawing
    Christine Zoppi, Glenn County Health and Human Services Director and NAC Chair
    3:30pm - 3:45pm

    Karen Clemmer, MN, RN, PHN

    Northern California and Northwest Regional Community Facilitator, ACEs Connection

    Karen Clemmer is a Public Health Nurse with over 20 years of experience in Maternal Child Adolescent Health, most of that time with the County of Sonoma in California.

    Karen completed her undergraduate nursing degree at San Jose State University in 1994 and later earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Washington in 2005.
    As a Public Health Nurse at the County of Sonoma, Karen leveraged her roles within the Maternal, Child, Adolescent, Health Program, to influence health care systems resulting in improved health outcomes for women, children and families through collaborations with community partners including more than a dozen health centers, three WIC agencies, various parenting and early infant organizations, and public health home visiting programs.
    In 2014 Karen co founded Sonoma County ACEs Connection which rapidly grew from a grassroots organization to a structured coalition with 75+ members representing a wide variety of sectors including juvenile justice, public policy, child advocates, physicians, behavioral health professionals and others. Recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sonoma County ACEs Connection was invited to apply for funding and was one of 14 communities nationwide selected to receive the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities grant.

    Karen’s vision as a public health nurse - to fully capitalize on the power of prevention - transformed her career trajectory. Since 2017 Karen has served as the Regional Community Facilitator for ACEs Connection where she works at a regional level to heal, prevent, and treat Adverse Childhood Experiences while promoting resiliency.

    Becky Haas

    National Speaker and Author

    Known for her contagious enthusiasm, Becky Haas is a seasoned presenter on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and is nationally recognized for her pioneering work in developing a trauma informed region throughout Northeast Tennessee.  Her experience includes presenting to Delaware state leadership at the invitation of their First Lady and multiple Juvenile Justice Systems in Tennessee and Virginia.  She has developed training content for a variety of professional sectors including Trauma Informed Policing training which is certified in two states for officer in-service credit and she has delivered it to the Oklahoma City Police Department, as well as precincts within Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  Currently she is working with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police to implement a plan to make this training available to all members of law enforcement in Tennessee.  Becky is a highly sought-out trainer for educators often working directly with school Superintendents to impact entire school districts in beginning their journey to create trauma sensitive schools.  Since 2016, she has authored numerous articles in the global online publication ACEs Connection.  In 2019 Becky co-authored the Building a Trauma Informed Community toolkit for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Service which is also featured in the global online publication, ACEs Connection Growing Resilient Communities 2.1.  Her work has also been published in John’s Hopkins, Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action; and the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
      Becky served as the Trauma Informed Administrator for a regional healthcare system providing training development and delivery to healthcare staff in multiple hospitals as well as was instrumental in raising awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as a social determinant to poor health and addiction within rural Appalachia.  Prior to working in healthcare, she was the Director of a crime prevention program for the Johnson City Police Department which under her leadership was awarded the Outstanding Crime Prevention Program of the Year for the southern region by the National Criminal Justice Association in 2014 and is listed by the U.S. Department of Justice as a success story.  She has been certified as a trauma informed care trainer by the SAMHSA Gains Center and the Tennessee Building Strong Brains Program.  She has been an active member of the Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) since 2017 and is a member of the strategy team for the National Trauma Campaign. Becky is married to Jonathan and their greatest joys in life are their two sons and their growing families.

    Christine Zoppi

    Glenn County Health and Human Services Director and NAC Chair

    Christine Zoppi has over 20 years of experience in a broad array of health and human services programs. Her passion is in the development of all human beings so that they can realize their potential and dreams. Christine has managed over 60 human service programs and 40 Federal, State, and local funding sources. She has extensive experience with fiscal management and budget development, strategic planning, agency and community assessment, program development and evaluation, and human resource management. She is a Clifton Strengthsfinder champion and considers strengths-based leadership, that is trauma-informed as the key to agency, community and employee success. She believes the powerful research and knowledge we are gaining about the impacts of childhood adversity can and will change lives for the better.

  • BREAKOUT SESSION: The Science of HOPE

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    BREAKOUT SESSION: The Science of HOPE

    BREAKOUT SESSION: The Science of HOPE
    Michael Burke, Executive Director, Pathways to Hope for Children
    Moderator: Alexis Ross, Director of Community Health, Dignity Health’s North State Market 1:00pm - 2:05pm

    Please Note:
    Breakout sessions have a capacity of 100 people. If this session is full, please join another open session.

    Michael Burke

    Executive Director, Pathways to Hope for Children

    Michael Burke is the Executive Director of Pathways to Hope for Children, Shasta County’s Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council. In this role, Michael oversees the non-profit that is dedicated to increasing hope and addressing child abuse, childhood trauma and child maltreatment. The Pathways to Hope for Children’s mission is To promote a local culture that values all children and families. Our programs include: Parent Partner that help strengthen families using evidence-based programs, Road 2 Resilience Parent Partners that work with pregnant women with substance abuse histories, Launch strives to improve kindergarten attendance by providing Parent Partners in the classroom, Camp HOPE America Pathways, and direct services to teens at the Anderson Teen Center. Our agency focuses on the power of hope to create pathways to strength and healing.

    Previously Michael worked for Alliance for HOPE International and he traveled around the country developing Camp HOPE America, (a camping program for children that have been exposed to family violence), providing technical assistance to communities starting co-located service center for survivors of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault and training professionals on strangulation assaults.

    Michael founded the Shasta Family Justice Center and help create One SAFE Place in Shasta County, CA. Early in his professional life, he was a photojournalist for the Redding Record Searchlight.

    Alexis Ross

    Director of Community Health, Dignity Health’s North State Market

    Alexis Ross is the Director of Community Health for Dignity Health’s North State Market, which includes Mercy Medical Center Redding, Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, located in Red Bluff.

    Alexis holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Data Analytics.  She is a 19-year healthcare professional with experience in healthcare community benefit regulatory requirements, community health programs and services, and strategic planning. She also has expertise in the review and interpretation of population health data as it relates to the design and implementation of project monitoring strategies to help ensure that each North State Hospital fulfills its charitable obligations through community benefit in the most cost effective and sustainable manner.

  • BREAKOUT SESSION: Growing Dollars to Help Prevent and Treat ACEs in the North State

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    BREAKOUT SESSION: Growing Dollars to Help Prevent and Treat ACEs in the North State

    BREAKOUT SESSION: Growing Dollars to Help Prevent and Treat ACEs in the North State
    Tracey Rattray, MPH, MSW, Executive Director, California Alliance for Prevention Funding, a project at the Public Health Institute
    Moderator: Shauna Olsen, MPH, Program Associate, California Alliance for the Prevention Funding at Public Health Institute 1:00pm - 2:05pm

    Please Note:
    Breakout sessions have a capacity of 100 people. If this session is full, please join another open session.

    Shauna Olsen, MPH

    Program Associate, California Alliance for the Prevention Funding at Public Health Institute

    Shauna Olsen, MPH is a Program Associate with the California Alliance for Prevention Funding at PHI, working to secure a sustainable source of funding for prevention in California. She received her MPH from the University of San Francisco and has a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from UC Davis. She is passionate about improving health equity and food security, and her prior work has focused on health education and chronic disease prevention.

    Tracey Rattray, MPH, MSW

    Executive Director, California Alliance for Prevention Funding, a project at the Public Health Institute​

    Tracey Rattray, MPH, MSW leads the California Alliance for Prevention Funding, a coalition of twenty statewide organizations that is advocating for a new source of sustained funding that will promote health equity & provide nonprofits and local health departments ongoing resources to address the social determinants of health. Previously she was Director of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at Contra Costa Health Services, leading nationally recognized programs focused on tobacco prevention, nutrition, physical activity, lead poisoning and promotion of a healthy built environment. Her passion is the intersection of health and social justice, and her earlier work experience focused on a range of issues including domestic violence among teens, early childhood mental health, and international maternal and child health.

  • BREAKOUT SESSION: Collective Impact - Strengthening Families

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    BREAKOUT SESSION: Collective Impact - Strengthening Families

    BREAKOUT SESSION: Collective Impact - Strengthening Families
    Dianna Wagner, Health Program Specialist II, California Department of Social Services
    Moderator: Caedy Minoletti Associate Director, Empower Tehama
    1:00pm - 2:05pm PDT

    Please Note:
    Breakout sessions have a capacity of 100 people. If this session is full, please join another open session.

    Caedy Minoletti

    Associate Director, Empower Tehama

    Caedy Minoletti is the Associate Director for Empower Tehama, where she oversees Crisis, Housing and Legal Services. She grew up in Siskiyou County, Ca. and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Simpson University.

    In 2019 she was trained by Dr. Robert Anda and Laura Porter as an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface Trainer and recently became a trained Resilience Skills Group Facilitator by The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

    Prior to her current role, Caedy served as the Executive Director for Human Response Network in Trinity County, Ca. where she became involved in preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences as a Trinity County First Five Commissioner. Caedy has also worked for the Shasta County Department of Public Health where she led a team of Health Educators to promote smoke-free low-income housing, develop suicide prevention campaigns, and organize communities to decrease underage substance use and DUI fatalities.
    In her free time Caedy enjoys gardening, reading and practicing yoga. You can reach her at 530-528-0300 or caedy@empowertehama.org.

    Dianna Wagner

    Health Program Specialist II, California Department of Social Services

    In the last 23-years Dianna has passionately worked for foster youth in California. She spent the first 16 years working directly with foster youth from various counties in California, providing them therapeutic services within an RCL 13-14. She then directed her focus to work in a county HHSA system in order to provide therapeutic services to those in her community at a Perinatal Substance Use Program. After a short time, she took a director position over both child welfare and children's mental health. It was in these roles that she witnessed the impact that adversity in childhood had on the health and wellbeing of young people and their parents. Now Dianna brings her experience and training of trauma informed work to the team at CDSS.

  • BREAKOUT SESSION: Addressing ACEs in a Rural Community: Collaboration, Common Language, Spheres of Influence

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    BREAKOUT SESSION: Addressing ACEs in a Rural Community: Collaboration, Common Language, Spheres of Influence

    BREAKOUT SESSION: Addressing ACEs in a Rural Community: Collaboration, Common Language, Spheres of Influence
    Terri Fields Hosler, MPH, RD, Director (ret.), Shasta County Public Health
    Moderator: Christine Zoppi, Glenn County Health and Human Services Director and NAC Chair 1:00pm - 2:05pm

    Please Note:
    Breakout sessions have a capacity of 100 people. If this session is full, please join another open session.

    Terri Fields Hosler, MPH, RD

    Director (ret.), Shasta County Public Health

    Terri Fields Hosler joined Shasta County Public Health in 2001 and was serving as the Director until her retirement in July 2019.  A Registered Dietitian with 25 years of public health experience, she created a county-wide collaborative focused on childhood obesity called Healthy Shasta.  Terri applied lessons learned from that cross-sector partnership to address Shasta County’s social determinants of health, through the promotion of educational attainment and prevention of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs).  

    In 2011 she helped establish Shasta Strengthening Families, an ACEs prevention collaborative, that includes over 30 community partner organizations.  Terri coordinated ACE Interface training in Shasta County by Dr. Robert Anda and Laura Porter, resulting in 36 master trainers from multiple disciplines that have reached thousands of residents on the science of ACEs.  Terri is a Master ACE Interface trainer and has presented on Adverse Childhood Experiences statewide.  In 2018 she represented state public health directors on the AB 340 Trauma Screening Advisory Workgroup that defined the scope and supported funding for California’s ACEs Aware initiative.
    Terri has a Bachelor’s in Dietetics from UC Davis, a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and completed her Dietetics Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  As a consultant, she continues her work statewide to help rural communities address their high ACE scores and break generational cycles through collaboration, policy and system changes

    Christine Zoppi

    Glenn County Health and Human Services Director and NAC Chair

    Christine Zoppi has over 20 years of experience in a broad array of health and human services programs. Her passion is in the development of all human beings so that they can realize their potential and dreams. Christine has managed over 60 human service programs and 40 Federal, State, and local funding sources. She has extensive experience with fiscal management and budget development, strategic planning, agency and community assessment, program development and evaluation, and human resource management. She is a Clifton Strengthsfinder champion and considers strengths-based leadership, that is trauma-informed as the key to agency, community and employee success. She believes the powerful research and knowledge we are gaining about the impacts of childhood adversity can and will change lives for the better.

  • BREAKOUT SESSION: Trauma-Informed Social and Emotional Learning

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    BREAKOUT SESSION: Trauma-Informed Social and Emotional Learning

    BREAKOUT SESSION: Trauma-Informed Social and Emotional Learning
    Sandra Azevedo, Coordinator of Continuous Improvement, Butte County Office of Education
    Matthew Reddam, School & Community Wellness Advisor, Butte County Office of Education
    Moderator: Scott Dinits, Human Resources Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley
    1:00pm - 2:05pm

    Please Note:
    Breakout sessions have a capacity of 100 people. If this session is full, please join another open session.

    Sandra Azevedo

    Coordinator of Continuous Improvement, Butte County Office of Education

    Sandra Azevedo works as a Coordinator of Continuous Improvement for Butte County Office of Education.  Sandra has been an educator for 25 years and has grown up in Northern California. She has worked as a school psychologist, coordinator for special education, and now provides trainings and support to schools and districts  for Social and Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, Trauma Responsive Systems of Support, Multi-Tiered System of Support, Butte Professional Learning Network and Continuous Improvement efforts centered around equity. Sandra is connected with several state and regional networks and is on the Steering Committee for Butte Thrives (ACEs Collaborative) as well as the Northern ACEs Collaborative.

    Scott Dinits

    Human Resources Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley

    Scott Dinits works as the Human Resources Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley and is also a Co-Director of the Ability First Sports Camp.  For 17 years Scott has worked with community organizations, school districts, foundations and service groups, providing a variety of services.  Scott is dedicated to inclusive programs for people with disabilities and young people that need us the most.  Scott provides training and support to community based organizations, parent workshops, and expanded learning programs for youth development practices, Trauma Informed and Responsive Systems, and Community Resiliency Practices.  Scott supports county initiatives as a Steering Committee member of Butte Thrives and is a past board member and trainer for California School Age Consortium.  BBQing is a passion of his and he cooks and volunteers for the community whenever he has a chance.

    Matthew Reddam

    School & Community Wellness Advisor, Butte County Office of Education

    Matt Reddam is the current School & Community Wellness Advisor for Butte County Office of Education and form Policy & Practice Coordinator for Trauma Transformed. A regional expert on child traumatic stress and trauma informed systems, Matt is a clinician, advocate, trainer, and consultant whose passion as a survivor drives the need to bring our systems into a state of equity and compassion.

  • Mindfulness Moment - ACEs Innovation Roundtable - Results Recap

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    Mindfulness Moment - ACEs Innovation Roundtable - Results Recap

    Mindfulness Moment
    Sue Grinnell, MPH, Director, Population Health Innovation Lab at the Public Health Institute
    12:30pm - 12:40pm

    ACEs Innovation Roundtable - Results Recap
    Lisa Tadlock, MPA, Founder and Director, Northern California ACEs Collaborative (NAC)
    12:40pm - 12:50pm

    Sue Grinnell, MPH

    Director, Population Health Innovation Lab at the Public Health Institute

    Sue Grinnell is Director, Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL). Sue has over 30 years of experience in public health, having held a variety of positions working to address issues such as chronic disease, access to prenatal care, and children’s health. Her current work is focused on supporting multi stakeholder collaboratives intent on improving the health and well being of their communities. Through the use of various innovative practices including the Art of Hosting and Design Thinking, PHIL supports deepened capacity for collaboratives to navigate the complex waters of population health. Prior to coming to PHI, Sue was with the Washington State Department of Health, where she served as special assistant for Health Transformation and Innovation, and directed the departments of Chronic Disease and Maternal and Child Health as well as the Office of Healthy Communities. She also previously served as director for the Cowlitz County Health Department in Longview, Washington.

    Lisa Tadlock, MPA, Founder and Director

    Northern California ACEs Collaborative (NAC), Population Health Innovation Lab at the Public Health Institute

    Lisa Tadlock, MPA, is the Founder and Director of the Northern Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Collaborative (NAC), a project of the Public Health Institute.  The collaborative focuses on addressing policy and system change in a six-county region in Northern California that has some of the highest ACEs and domestic violence rates in the state per capita. She brings twenty years’ experience working with low-income, community of color, Latinx and tribal sovereigns at the county, regional, state, and national level. In addition to her nine years at the Public Health Institute, she has worked as a First 5 Executive Director in Trinity County, Director of Professional Development for the National Association of Social Workers, Program Director and Interim Executive Director for the California Community Action Association, while beginning her career as a Medi-Cal Eligibility Specialist for Yolo County Social Services. She currently sits on the Board for California Food Policy Advocates. A graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration from Golden Gate University.

  • Domestic Violence and Linkage to ACEs and COVID

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    Domestic Violence and Linkage to ACEs and COVID

    Sponsor Welcome
    Health Net, LLC and California Health & Wellness - Ramiro Zuniga, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Vice President, Medical Director, Medi-Cal
    10:10am - 10:20am

    Domestic Violence and Linkage to ACEs and COVID
    Jeanne Spurr, Executive Director, Empower Tehama
    Hon. Abby Abinanti, J.D., Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe
    Mercedes G. Tune, Capacity Building Program Specialist, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
    Sean Dugan, MD, FAAP, SAFE , General Child Abuse Pediatrician (Gen-CAP), Shasta Community Health Center
    Moderator: Sue Grinnell, MPH, Director, Population Health Innovation Lab at the Public Health Institute
    10:20am - 11:35am

    Sponsor Welcome

    Dignity Health - Alexis Ross, Director of Community Health, Dignity Health’s North State Market
    11:35am - 11:45am

    ACEs Public Service Announcement - Video Presentation

    11:45am - 11:55am

    Hon. Abby Abinanti, J.D.

    Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe

    Hon. Abby Abinanti, Yurok Chief Judge is an enrolled Yurok Tribal member, she holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and was the first California tribal woman to be admitted to the State Bar of California. She was a State Judicial Officer (Commissioner) for the San Francisco Superior Court for over 17 years assigned to the Unified Family Court (Family/Dependency/Delinquency). She retired from the Superior Court in September 2011 and on July 31, 2014 was reappointed as a part-time Commissioner for San Francisco assigned to Dependency, and Duty Judge for that Court where she served until 2015. She has been a Yurok Tribal Court Judge since 1997 and was appointed Chief Tribal Court Judge in 2007, a position she held in conjunction with her Superior Court assignment until 2015.

    Sean Dugan, MD, FAAP, SAFE

    General Child Abuse Pediatrician (Gen-CAP), Shasta Community Health Center

    Dr. Dugan is a Board Certified Pediatrician, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and credentialed Adult/Pediatric Forensic Medical Examiner. He has been working full time at Shasta Community Health Center in Redding, CA for the past 8 years.  His areas of expertise include Child and Family Maltreatment, ACEs, Physical/Sexual/Emotional Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Strangulation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Elder Abuse, and Human Trafficking.  After taking charge of the pediatric sexual assault medical team in 2016, Dr. Dugan founded the SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect) program in 2017.  He authored the SCAN policy which has been implemented at many hospitals and clinics across the north state. Dr. Dugan expanded the program to include adults in 2019 and is the founder and medical director of the Shasta Community Forensic Care Team. He is a founding member and medical director of the Children's Legacy Center, the first Child Advocacy Center in Shasta County.  He is the Board Chair of Pathways to Hope for Children aka the Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council. He is the founder and medical director of the Post-Strangulation/Domestic Violence Clinic at One Safe Place. Dr. Dugan is a member of the Helfer Society and the Medical Advisory Committee for the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention.  He is an advocate for the Conestoga Huts here in Shasta County, a project that is focused on housing homeless adults and children in a supportive case management environment.

    Sue Grinnell, MPH

    Director, Population Health Innovation Lab at the Public Health Institute

    Sue Grinnell is Director, Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL). Sue has over 30 years of experience in public health, having held a variety of positions working to address issues such as chronic disease, access to prenatal care, and children’s health. Her current work is focused on supporting multi stakeholder collaboratives intent on improving the health and well being of their communities. Through the use of various innovative practices including the Art of Hosting and Design Thinking, PHIL supports deepened capacity for collaboratives to navigate the complex waters of population health. Prior to coming to PHI, Sue was with the Washington State Department of Health, where she served as special assistant for Health Transformation and Innovation, and directed the departments of Chronic Disease and Maternal and Child Health as well as the Office of Healthy Communities. She also previously served as director for the Cowlitz County Health Department in Longview, Washington.

    Alexis Ross

    Director of Community Health, Dignity Health’s North State Market

    Alexis Ross is the Director of Community Health for Dignity Health’s North State Market, which includes Mercy Medical Center Redding, Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, located in Red Bluff.

    Alexis holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Data Analytics.  She is a 19-year healthcare professional with experience in healthcare community benefit regulatory requirements, community health programs and services, and strategic planning. She also has expertise in the review and interpretation of population health data as it relates to the design and implementation of project monitoring strategies to help ensure that each North State Hospital fulfills its charitable obligations through community benefit in the most cost effective and sustainable manner.

    Jeanne Spurr

    CEO, Empower Tehama

    Jeanne Spurr is the CEO at Empower Tehama, promoting healthy relationships and social change in Tehama County.  Empower Tehama provides a broad range of services for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse. Counseling, legal assistance, housing assistance, case management, education, and treatment for abusers and family members are provided in a holistic, “wraparound” style for improved outcomes. Jeanne developed funding and resources to expand Empower Tehama to three facilities, including a drop-in center for emergency services, a Child Advocacy Center and an education / intervention center.

    Jeanne also serves on the Board of Directors for California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (“the Partnership”) and is the Regional Representative for the eleven far north counties. She was selected to participate in the Strong Field Project, aimed at developing leaders and organizations within the domestic violence field. She was invited to participate in the Little Hoover Commission on both domestic violence and housing issues and is a member of a small cohort of leaders assessing housing and domestic violence needs, services and opportunities throughout the state.
    Jeanne has been a nonprofit leader for 20 years. She was awarded the Partnership Award for her collaboration with community partners. She is a Certified Grant Writer and Certified Professional Coach, both of which are utilized to develop staff and build long-term sustainability

    Lisa Tadlock, MPA, Founder and Director

    Northern California ACEs Collaborative (NAC), Population Health Innovation Lab at the Public Health Institute

    Lisa Tadlock, MPA, is the Founder and Director of the Northern Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Collaborative (NAC), a project of the Public Health Institute.  The collaborative focuses on addressing policy and system change in a six-county region in Northern California that has some of the highest ACEs and domestic violence rates in the state per capita. She brings twenty years’ experience working with low-income, community of color, Latinx and tribal sovereigns at the county, regional, state, and national level. In addition to her nine years at the Public Health Institute, she has worked as a First 5 Executive Director in Trinity County, Director of Professional Development for the National Association of Social Workers, Program Director and Interim Executive Director for the California Community Action Association, while beginning her career as a Medi-Cal Eligibility Specialist for Yolo County Social Services. She currently sits on the Board for California Food Policy Advocates. A graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration from Golden Gate University.

    Mercedes G. Tune

    Capacity Building Program Specialist, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

    Mercedes Tune is the Capacity Building Program Specialist at the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. She brings to the Partnership a broad and rich international perspective on cultural dynamics and social justice, based on her experience with diverse populations in Mexico and the USA. Her professional experiences include community organizing, leading Education and Health projects for refugee populations, and designing projects for marginalized communities. She currently leads the Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment project, the only validated tool for the domestic violence field.

    Ramiro Zuniga, MD, MBA, FAAFP

    Vice President, Medical Director, Medi-Cal

  • Opening & Welcome - Keynote and Q & A with Dr. Burke Harris

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    Opening & Welcome - Keynote and Q & A with Dr. Burke Harris

    Opening & Welcome
    Lisa Tadlock, MPA, Founder and Director, Northern California ACEs Collaborative (NAC)
    8:05am - 8:15am

    Sponsor Welcome

    Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency - Donnell Ewert, MPH, Director, Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency
    Anthem Blue Cross - Demetria Malloy, MD, MSHS, Senior/Plan Performance Medical Director Medicaid Health Plan for California
    8:15am - 8:30am

    Northern ACEs Collaborative (NAC) Welcome

    Wendy Dickens, MSW, Executive Director, First 5 Shasta and NAC Chair
    8:30am - 8:40am

    Public Health Institute (PHI) Welcome
    Mary Pittman, DrPH, President and CEO Public Health Institute
    8:40am - 8:50am

    Keynote and Q & A with Dr. Burke Harris

    Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, California Surgeon General
    Moderator: Dr. Marta Induni, Senior Director of Research, Public Health Institute
    8:50am - 10:00am

    Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP

    California Surgeon General

    Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is an award-winning physician, researcher and advocate dedicated to changing the way our society responds to one of the most serious, expensive and widespread public health crises of our time: childhood trauma. She was appointed as California’s first-ever Surgeon General by Governor Gavin Newsom in January 2019.

    Dr. Burke Harris’ career has been dedicated to serving vulnerable communities and combating the root causes of health disparities.  After completing her residency at Stanford, she founded a clinic in one of San Francisco’s most underserved communities, Bayview Hunters Point.  It was there that Burke Harris observed that, despite the implementation of national best-practices for immunizations, asthma, obesity treatment and other preventive health measures, her patients still faced outsized risks for poor health, development and behavioral outcomes.
    Drawing on research from the CDC and Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Burke Harris identified Adverse Childhood Experiences as a major risk factor affecting the health of her patients.  In 2011, she founded the Center for Youth Wellness and subsequently grew the organization to be a national leader in the effort to advance pediatric medicine, raise public awareness, and transform the way society responds to children exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.   She also founded and led the Bay Area Research Consortium on Toxic Stress and Health, to advance scientific screening and treatment of toxic stress.  

    She currently serves as a government liaison for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Advisory Board for Screening and sat on the board of the Committee on Applying Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Sciences From Prenatal Through Early Childhood Development: A Health Equity Approach for the National Academy of Medicine.
     
    Her work has been profiled in best-selling books including “How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough and “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance as well as in Jamie Redford’s feature film, “Resilience”.  It has also been featured on NPR, CNN and Fox News as well as in USA Today and the New York Times.  Dr. Burke Harris’ TED Talk, “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across the Lifetime” has been viewed more than 6 million times. Her book “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity” was called “indispensable” by The New York Times.
     
    Dr. Burke Harris is the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Heinz Award for the Human Condition. She was named one of 2018’s Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Times.

    Wendy Dickens, MSW

    Executive Director, First 5 Shasta and NAC Chair

    Wendy Dickens is the Executive Director for First 5 Shasta an agency dedicated to assuring the youngest members of our community and their families have all the systems put in place to build a healthy foundation in life. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Psychology and Social Science from California State University, Chico and her Master of Social Work from California State University, Sacramento. During her professional and educational career she has worked with families with a variety of needs. Prior to starting with First 5 she worked at Shasta County Health and Human Services as a Program Manager in the Children’s Branch. She worked with the programs that included training for out of home care providers of foster youth including medically fragile and drug exposed infants and toddlers, licensing, adoptions, youth with intensive service needs and youth who were non-minor dependents. Her career with HHSA Children’s spanned over 15 years and always included work with families, youth and caregivers who had diverse needs. She currently participates on many collaborative committees in the community to make sure that efforts toward Early Childhood Education and support are being recognized as important in the community as well as the overall support for families. This collaborative work includes being the most recent past chair for Reach Higher Shasta (including two subcommittees regarding literacy and Early Childhood services), the chair for Strengthening Families, Executive Committee for Foster Youth Education, Shasta College Family Studies committee, and several others. Most recently she added chair of the North State ACE's Collaborative (NAC) to her list. She is the regional representative for the First 5 Northwest Executive Directors for State Association meetings. She is an ACE interface trainer and ambassador in relaying information about ACEs and the 5 protective factors within her community and the state.

    Donnell Ewert, MPH

    Director, Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency

    Sue Grinnell, MPH

    Director, Population Health Innovation Lab at the Public Health Institute

    Sue Grinnell is Director, Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL). Sue has over 30 years of experience in public health, having held a variety of positions working to address issues such as chronic disease, access to prenatal care, and children’s health. Her current work is focused on supporting multi stakeholder collaboratives intent on improving the health and well being of their communities. Through the use of various innovative practices including the Art of Hosting and Design Thinking, PHIL supports deepened capacity for collaboratives to navigate the complex waters of population health. Prior to coming to PHI, Sue was with the Washington State Department of Health, where she served as special assistant for Health Transformation and Innovation, and directed the departments of Chronic Disease and Maternal and Child Health as well as the Office of Healthy Communities. She also previously served as director for the Cowlitz County Health Department in Longview, Washington.

    Marta Induni, PhD, MA, BA

    Senior Director of Research, Public Health Institute

    Marta Induni, PhD, is the Senior Director of Operations for the Cancer Registry of Greater California (CRGC).  In addition to her role with the CRGC, Dr. Induni serves as the Senior Director of Research for the Public Health Institute and Program Director for PHI's Tracing Health Program. With 25 years of research experience, she has served as the Principal Investigator, data director and administrative project manager for population-based and multiple case-control studies, such as food-borne disease outbreaks, immunization coverage, and cancer studies.  Dr. Induni earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from UC Davis, where she studied health behavior change theory, prevention/intervention programs for adolescents, and testing and measurement. Dr. Induni currently serves the role of Program Director for PHI's Tracing Health Program. Tracing Health was launched in response to the public health emergency pandemic of COVID-19. Dr. Induni was born in Argentina and is a native Spanish speaker. She received her doctoral degree in educational psychology from the University of California, Davis, where she studied health behavior change theory and prevention/intervention programs for adolescents.

    Demetria Malloy, MD, MSHS

    Senior/Plan Performance Medical Director Medicaid Health Plan for California

    Mary Pittman, DrPH

    President and CEO Public Health Institute

    Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, is chief executive officer & president of the Public Health Institute (PHI), a US and global non-profit public health organization dedicated to improving health & equity through economic, social, and healthcare innovation.  PHI has 700 employees around the globe working on critical public health issues. Pittman is a national leader in community health, addressing health inequities and promoting prevention and quality of care. Her experience in public health and health care settings made her an expert adviser in the field of population health and building healthier and more equitable communities and health systems.

    During her tenure, PHI has been recognized three times as one of the 50 best nonprofit places to work in the nation. Pittman served for 6 years on the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, and the Healthy People 2030 advisory committee to the Secretary of HHS. Finally, she served as an expert advisor to the Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force, and numerous other advisory boards.

    Lisa Stauber

    Lisa Tadlock, MPA, Founder and Director

    Northern California ACEs Collaborative (NAC), Population Health Innovation Lab at the Public Health Institute

    Lisa Tadlock, MPA, is the Founder and Director of the Northern Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Collaborative (NAC), a project of the Public Health Institute.  The collaborative focuses on addressing policy and system change in a six-county region in Northern California that has some of the highest ACEs and domestic violence rates in the state per capita. She brings twenty years’ experience working with low-income, community of color, Latinx and tribal sovereigns at the county, regional, state, and national level. In addition to her nine years at the Public Health Institute, she has worked as a First 5 Executive Director in Trinity County, Director of Professional Development for the National Association of Social Workers, Program Director and Interim Executive Director for the California Community Action Association, while beginning her career as a Medi-Cal Eligibility Specialist for Yolo County Social Services. She currently sits on the Board for California Food Policy Advocates. A graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration from Golden Gate University.

  • Speaker Training 9/15 with Becky Haas

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    Speaker Training 9/15 with Becky Haas

    Speaker Training 9/14 with Becky Haas

    Becky Haas

    National Speaker and Author

    Known for her contagious enthusiasm, Becky Haas is a seasoned presenter on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and is nationally recognized for her pioneering work in developing a trauma informed region throughout Northeast Tennessee.  Her experience includes presenting to Delaware state leadership at the invitation of their First Lady and multiple Juvenile Justice Systems in Tennessee and Virginia.  She has developed training content for a variety of professional sectors including Trauma Informed Policing training which is certified in two states for officer in-service credit and she has delivered it to the Oklahoma City Police Department, as well as precincts within Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  Currently she is working with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police to implement a plan to make this training available to all members of law enforcement in Tennessee.  Becky is a highly sought-out trainer for educators often working directly with school Superintendents to impact entire school districts in beginning their journey to create trauma sensitive schools.  Since 2016, she has authored numerous articles in the global online publication ACEs Connection.  In 2019 Becky co-authored the Building a Trauma Informed Community toolkit for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Service which is also featured in the global online publication, ACEs Connection Growing Resilient Communities 2.1.  Her work has also been published in John’s Hopkins, Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action; and the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
      Becky served as the Trauma Informed Administrator for a regional healthcare system providing training development and delivery to healthcare staff in multiple hospitals as well as was instrumental in raising awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as a social determinant to poor health and addiction within rural Appalachia.  Prior to working in healthcare, she was the Director of a crime prevention program for the Johnson City Police Department which under her leadership was awarded the Outstanding Crime Prevention Program of the Year for the southern region by the National Criminal Justice Association in 2014 and is listed by the U.S. Department of Justice as a success story.  She has been certified as a trauma informed care trainer by the SAMHSA Gains Center and the Tennessee Building Strong Brains Program.  She has been an active member of the Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) since 2017 and is a member of the strategy team for the National Trauma Campaign. Becky is married to Jonathan and their greatest joys in life are their two sons and their growing families.