2020 North State Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Virtual Summit

September 17, 2020

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.

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