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.
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.
Corina serves as a technical lead for research and mapping for the HPP team, helping ensure our policy work is grounded in evidence. She previously worked at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Corina has a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science & Technology from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley.
Jessica is responsible for Get Healthy’s work in advancing health and equity within the built environment with a regional focus, including land use, transportation, and school wellness. Jessica brings over 13 years of local, statewide, and non-profit experience leading and collaborating on land use, active transportation, public health, and equity with multi-sectorial partners and agencies with a focus on policy, technical assistance, and community engagement.
Maeve works on Get Healthy SMC’s land use planning and built environment efforts, with a focus on South County. She coordinates Get Healthy SMC’s housing policy work. She works with cities and regional bodies across San Mateo County to integrate a healthy perspective into land use and transportation planning and policies.
Allie supports Get Healthy SMC’s communications to encourage everyone in San Mateo County to take action for their health. She supports Get Healthy SMC’s monthly e-newsletter, social media, website, and publications. She recently graduated with a Masters in Public Health from the University of San Francisco.
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.
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.
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.
As the Healthy Economy Intern, Grace produces research that supports Get Healthy objectives to ensure that everyone has the ability to increase household income and build financial security. Grace is a Master of City Planning student at UC Berkeley, where she studies community and economic development.
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.