Our Youth Board

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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? Contact Molly at mbaldridge@schoolhealthcenters.org

2016/17 Youth Board Retreat in Los Angeles, CA

2016/17 Youth Board Retreat in Los Angeles, CA 

 

Meet the 2016 – 2017 Youth Board 

michele-pic Michel’le Bailey

Michel’le Bailey is a first year Youth Board member of The California School-Based Health Alliance. She is a freshman currently enrolled at Santa Monica College majoring in Early Childhood Education. Michel’le  was previously a part of The L.A. Trust Youth Advisory Board and helped to promote safe health to her former high school and community. She has traveled to Sacramento to speak to Senators in hopes of gaining funds to build more school-based health clinics on high school campuses. She hopes to bring that experience to her new youth board council. From working with The U.C.L.A. Sex Squad and being a Peer  Health Ambassador, Michel’le also has experience in providing peer education and support to other youth in need of sexual health education, services, counseling, and testing. She aspires to advocate and provide assistance to anyone interested in health and wellness. Michel’le believes that everyone could use a hand when it comes to their overall being. She wishes others could take a stand beside her to help spread education to our youth. She is excited to be on board of yet another great organization and strives to make an impact in the health community and in many lives.

alison-bio-pic Allison Chan

Allison Chan is a fourth-year Youth Board member for the California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA). Allison is currently a senior 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, promotion, and maintenance, equal accessibility to healthcare services, and youth engagement and development in the health field. Read more about Allison.

img_2187 Adriana Douglas

Adriana Douglas is a first year with the School Based Health Alliance. She is enrolled as a first year at Los Angeles South West College majoring in Nursing. Adriana was a part of The LA Trust Youth Advisory Board and helped to promote wellness and getting student interested in their health. Last year she traveled to Sacramento and talked to Legislators about getting theirsupport for the wellness center on her campus. When Adriana was in High School she was a part of many leader ship clubs and classes, such as MC JROTC and she was a part of many of student run clubs. Adriana has such a strong passion for health, she believes wellness is a topic that should be discussed more among youth, and that more young people should be active participants in with their own health.

MG Maya Godfrey

Maya Godfrey is in her second year as a Youth Board Member for the California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA). She is in her third year of college at Berkeley City College. She is focusing on health education with hopes of transferring to a four-year again in the future to continue her education. Maya also works as a Project Associate at Youth Radio where she participates in producing media and facilitating drop-in spaces for the organization’s queer community, as well as, helps run a radio show for Youth Radio’s cooking program to promote healthy eating, holistic awareness and food justice amongst young adults. In addition, she serves as Governance Committee Leader for Youth Radio’s Youth Advisory Board, which focuses on building the bridge between the youth and adult participants within the organization while coordinating youth leadership meetings and qualitative research throughout the nonprofit. Maya has always had a passion for health, education, and advocating for her peers and community. Read more about Maya.

Peter Le Peter 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 eight 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 Centeras a teaching intern. Combined with his academic interests, his contact with youth ultimately stimulated his interest for education, in which he went on 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 his MS in Biology with the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory (SEPAL) at San Francisco State University. He intends to work with aspiring health care professionals as a community college biology 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.

mollyw-pic Molly Wu

Molly Wu, is in her fourth year as the Youth Board member for the California School-Based Health Alliance, responsible for raising youth awareness on school health movement in California and promoting the power of youth engagement and youth development work to adults from school-based and school-linked health centers. I am third year studying Economics and Public Policy in University of California Berkeley. She is also currently a research apprentice working in Professor Zilberman’s lab at Berkeley and helping to analyze the overall impact of California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) on water and environment. Molly understands the necessity of youth engagement and development and believes the power of them through school-based health centers.

Youth Board Consultant:

anna-image Anna Gabriella Casalme

Anna Gabriella Casalme is the Youth Consultant at the California School-Based Health Alliance, supporting the Youth Board in its activities. She is deeply interested in innovative intersections in healthcare and education as well as committed to engaging children and adolescents in their health. Anna is an aspiring physician and she recently graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology and honors in Education. Following her graduation, she was a Haas Summer Fellow in London with Changing Faces and developed an anti-bullying curriculum for UK schools. She also served as an AmeriCorps member at AltaMed Health Services, where she worked on obesity prevention programming in schools and clinics in Southern California. Currently, Anna is a member of the Board of Directors at the National School-Based Health Alliance, where she advocates for youth development and youth-driven efforts in order to advance both the health of young people and the school-based health care field.

 

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