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Merced Hub Committee

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BHC Merced Hub Steering Committee 

The Building Healthy Communities Hub Steering committee is made up of various members who are representatives of specific constituencies in the communities of South Merced, La Grand, Planada, and the Beachwood Franklin community. These Representatives are responsible for reporting information and gathering perspective from their constituencies,  as well as stewarding their voices and interests in the over sight of the HUB.

The membership of the BHC Merced Steering Committee consist of:

  • Residents and Youth Representatives:  Two adults and up to two youth resident from each of the four communities.
  • Government And Agency Representatives: A minimum of one representative of a business or business group, and one representative of an organization that is from each of the following systems: Health, Education, Social Services, Physical Environment and Social Environment.
  • HUB Agency Representatives:One representative of the agency who is the actual grantee for the HUB work. 

The Steering Committee meets once a month in order to: provide general direction and oversight to the work of the HUB staff members; ensure that the HUB structures (Steering Committee, Central Table and Action Teams) are meeting the needs of the community and providing necessary support to allow the work to happen; identify and provide supports that are necessary for the participants or plan implementation; providing a clear process for the community to have input on or update the Action Plan as needed; and provide a central, visible point of contact and consistency for the community to bring issues and needs to.

Current Members
    Community Resident Representatives:

Elyse Gittens
Beachwood/Franklin Representative: 
Jennifer SanchezBeachwood/Franklin Representative: 

Monica BianchiLe Grand Representative: 
Cynthia Bravo -Zamora Le Grand Youth Representative: 
Maria SalazarLe Grand Representative: 
Marlene LaraLe Grand Youth Representative: 

Anna MerenoPlanada Representative
Erika UrquizaPlanada Youth Representative  
Alejandro GarciaPlanada Representative
Jonathan HernandezPlanada Youth Representative  

Rachelle E. AbrilSouth Merced Representative 
Cristian Hernandez - South Merced Youth Representative
Jerome Rasberry Jr South Merced Representative
Cathy Ro WilliamSouth Merced Youth Representative

    Government And Agency Representatives:  

Kathleen Grassi 
    - Director, Merced County Department of Public Health
Donna Alley
    - Superintendent, Le Grand Union High School District
Chris Bobbitt
    - Program Manager, Human and Social Services
Delray Shelton  
   - Deputy Sheriff & Coroner P.I.O. of Merced County  
Loretta Spence 
    - National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP)
Kelly Turner 
    - President of Symple Equazion 
Tsia Xiong 
    - Merced Organizing Project 

    Hub Agency Representatives: 

Brian Mimura - The California Endowment Program Manager 

Carol Bowman - Fiscal Agent United Way Merced County

Tatiana Vizcaino-Stewart - BHC Merced Hub Manager 

Michelle Xiong - BHC Hub Youth Coordinator 

Jordan Cowman - BHC Hub Communications Specialists

Isai Palma - BHC Hub Administrative Coordinator 

Julio Zaldivar,
Dec 3, 2012, 5:48 PM
Julio Zaldivar,
Dec 3, 2012, 5:48 PM