Heather works on issues of health and housing throughout San Mateo County working toward local policies that encourage safe and affordable housing practices. To do this, Heather serves on government and community workgroups and committees, such as Home For All and the Housing Leadership Council. A recent graduate of UC Berkeley, Heather holds a PhD in city and regional planning with an emphasis on public health and planning.
Jenny supports active transportation policies as the department’s Healthy Neighborhoods Intern. She recently graduated with her Masters of Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she pursued her passion for chronic disease prevention. Jenny hopes to promote health equity in San Mateo County through policy and planning.
Sharon serves as administrative support for the Health Policy and Planning Team. She is also the Wellness Champion of the Public Health Policy and Planning Department. Since attaining her Psychology B.A. from San Francisco State University, she has focused on supporting agencies that promote health and education.
Maeve manages the Community Collaboration for Children’s Success initiative. Using place-based community planning with young people and their families, she works with community members to identify assets and opportunities to create positive outcomes for youth. Maeve brings experience in local policy and multi-sector collaboration. She holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA.
Shireen manages the Health Policy and Planning Program with a focus on achieving healthy, equitable places where all San Mateo County residents have the opportunity to lead healthy, prosperous lives. She brings over 15 years of experience advancing health and equity through multi-field partnerships, community leadership, policy advocacy, grant-making and research.
Brian helps lead the efforts on advancing land use and transportation policies that promote healthier, more equitable communities. He brings local government experience in both policy making and implementation.
Juvy Ann supports the Health Policy and Planning Program and Health Coverage Unit. She is responsible for supervising clerical staff and assisting in the development and installation of management improvements and practices. She confers with others on a variety of administrative matters and is responsible for the proper and efficient functioning of the office. She coordinates the contract development and amendment process and serves as a liaison to potential funders, community organizations, other County departments, government agencies and the public to disseminate information.
Belén coordinates the Get Healthy SMC’ Healthy Economy efforts to ensure all San Mateo County residents and workers have access to quality jobs and training opportunities. Belén has ten years of experience promoting equity through multi-sectoral partnerships, community-based research, policy advocacy, community organizing, and leadership development.
Grace supports Get Healthy objectives to ensure that every San Mateo County resident has access to quality jobs and opportunities to build financial security. Trained in City Planning, her professional background is in community wealth building, cooperative development, and nonprofit finance.
Rosa coordinates Get Healthy’s social media, website, and e-communications content. She also coordinates outreach and recruitment, as well as the onboarding processes for Get Healthy’s internship program. She supports land use and transportation strategy by tracking local planning, assisting community partners applying for funding, and tracking opportunities to integrate health in other public policy arenas.
Justin leads Get Healthy’s school wellness work. He partners with school districts throughout San Mateo County to create and implement school wellness policies that support the changes to the nutrition and physical activity environment. Justin also manages HPP’s support of the Youth Commission and garden education efforts. Click here to read more about Justin’s perspective on student wellness in San Mateo County.