Our Youth Board

YB Logo

Mission Statement: The California School-Based Health Alliance Youth Board aims to amplify youth engagement and access to school-based health through leadership, advocacy, and networking opportunities throughout California.

In 2007, five young people formed our Youth Board, a group of school health advocates from across California committed to the advancement of school-based health care. The Youth Board has continuously worked to provide technical assistance, advocate for school health policies and ensure that youth engagement is a priority locally, statewide, and nationally. Our Youth Board members bring experience in adolescent health, school health, and community organizing that energizes our commitment to youth voice in school health.

Want to learn more about becoming a Youth Board member?

Fill out an interest form here or fill out and return an APPLICATION for the 2016/17 school year! 

CSHA Staff and the 2015/16 Youth Board Members

CSHA Staff and the 2015/16 Youth Board

 

 

Meet the 2015 – 2016 Youth Board 

AllisAlison Chanon Chan

Allison Chan is a third-year Youth Board member for the California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA). Allison is currently a junior at Samuel Merritt University pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Her professional experience includes the Peer Health Insurance Rights Education, a former Youth 2 Youth (Y2Y) program held by CSHA. Her experience in  nursing allows her to apply different lenses to school-based health.  Allison is passionate about health education and maintenance, equal accessibility to healthcare services, and youth engagement and development in the health field. Read more about Allison.

 

MGMaya Godfrey

Maya Godfrey is in her first year as a Youth Board Member for the California School-Based Health Alliance. She is in her second year of college at Berkeley City College and Merritt College after spending her first year at Howard University. She plans to direct her academic focus toward public health and education with hopes of transferring to a UC in the future. Maya is a Project Associate at Youth Radio teaching journalism in the Media Education Department. She is also Education Committee Leader for Youth Radio’s Youth Advisory Board, which focuses on building the bridge between the youth and adult participants with in the organization. Maya has always had a passion for health, education, and advocating for her peers as well as her community in a variety of ways. Read more about Maya.

 

Peter LePeter Lê

Peter Le has served on the Youth Board for the California School-Based Health Alliance since 2012. His work focused on the annual Youth 2 Youth (Y2Y) annual conference, which provided the opportunity for young scholars to network with health care professionals. Peter possesses over seven years experience of youth development and education. He began working in the health field at an early age in middle school as a peer health educator. Soon thereafter, he became involved with youth development and began his work with the East Bay Asian Youth Center as a teaching intern. Combined with his academic interests, his contact with youth ultimately stimulated his interest for education and inspired him to teach biology at UC Berkeley as an Undergraduate Student Instructor and an Academic Instructor. Peter obtained his BA in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley and is currently pursuing Graduate degree in biological sciences and education. He intends to work with aspiring health care professionals as a community college instructor in Oakland. Peter hopes to integrate his experiences as a Youth Board member with his professional career goals, as he believes that access to health care and education are necessary for young people to succeed.

 

Molly WMolly Wuu

Molly Wu, is in her third year as the Youth Board member for the California School-Based Health Alliance. She is responsible for raising youth awareness on the school-based health movement in California and promoting the power of youth engagement work to adults from school-based health centers. Molly is in her third year at the University of California, Berkeley, studying Economics and Public Policy.  Additionally, she is currently an intern for the Office of ASUC Senator at Berkeley where she helps to reform pre-Health advising services and unite the pre-Health organizations on campus. Molly understands the necessity of youth engagement and believes in the power of involving young people in advocating for school-based health centers.

Past Youth Board Members:

2014 – 2015 Youth Board
Stephanie Gonzalez
Allison Chan
Gloria Campos
Peter Lê
Edmund Pacleb
Molly Wu
Krystal Betanzos
2013 – 2014  Youth Board
Stephanie Gonzalez
Allison Chan
Gloria Campos
Peter Lê
Edmund Pacleb
Molly Wu
Krystal Betanzos
Simone Johnson
2012 – 2013 Youth Board
Bre’Onna Wills
Krystal Betanzos
Manuel Castaño
Simone Johnson
Edmund Pacleb
Victor Sigaran
Brenda Martinez
2011 – 2012 Youth Board
Bre’Onna Wills
Dale Maglalang
Daniel Yim
Krystal Betanzos
Manuel Castaño
Nzugu Kitenge
Patty Albor
Toan Le
2010 – 2011 Youth Board
Amber Moore
Beck Kaplow
Becky Lee
Bre’Onna Wills
Dale Maglalang
Daniel Yim
Jessica Guevara
Manuel Castaño
Nidia Escobar
Nzugu Kitenge
Patty Albor
2009 – 2010 Youth Board
Alison Wu
Amber Moore
Becky Lee
Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles
Dale Maglalang
Daniel Yim
Jessica Guevara
Katie Kaplow
Manuel Castaño
Nidia Escobar
Nzugu Kitenge
Patty Albor
2008 – 2009 Youth Board
Alison Wu
Becky Lee
Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles
Daniel Yim
Denise Felix
George Chacon
Katie Kaplow
Nidia Escobar
Nzugu Kitenge
Patty Albor
2007 – 2008 Founding Youth Board
Alison Wu
Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles
Denise Felix
George Chacon
Katie Kaplow