Community Health Planner
Melissa Ibarra is a work out of class Community Health Planner with Health Policy and Planning where she will be serving as a Schools Liaison to support safe in-person learning. She will be coordinating the Safe Schools for All Initiative, which aims to enhance the partnership between San Mateo County Health and the San Mateo County Office of Education to ensure the safe return to schools for all students and school communities. Melissa comes to HPP from the Communicable Diseases Control Program where she led case and outbreak investigations on a variety of diseases, including COVID-19. Her public health interest includes redressing health inequities and poor health outcomes caused by racism. A native of San Mateo County, Melissa is excited to serve her community in this new position!