Domestic Violence and Linkage to ACEs and COVID
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
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.
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.
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.