Our Youth Board

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The Youth Board is now recruiting for the 2018-19 school year! Click here for the application.

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.

Check out our Youth In Action blog and our Youth Voices webinar series!

 

 

Meet the 2017-18 Youth Board 

Michel’le Bailey

Michel'leMichel’le Bailey is a second-year Youth Board member for 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.

Allison Chan

Allison Chan is a fifth-year Youth Board member at the California School-Based Health Alliance, serving since 2013. She graduated from Samuel Merritt University in May 2017, obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree. Allison currently works as a Registered Nurse in one of the Bay Area’s busiest Emergency Departments. On top of her medical professional experience, her youth engagement experience includes facilitating Y2Y conferences and workshops, and also being involved in the Peer Health Insurance Rights Education, a former Youth 2 Youth (Y2Y) program held by CSHA. Allison’s experience in nursing allows her to apply different lenses to school-based health. While she is actively involved in emergency care, she is also an advocate for primary and preventative care and services for youth. 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.

Adriana Douglas

AdrianaAdriana Douglas is a second-year Youth Board member for the California 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 students interested in their health. Last year, she traveled to Sacramento and talked to legislators about getting their support for the wellness center on her campus. When Adriana was in high school, she was a part of many leadership clubs and classes, such as MC JROTC, and 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.

Vianey Twyford

Vianey Twyford is a first-year Youth Board member for the California School-Based Health Alliance. She is a first-year college student at the University of California, San Diego majoring in Public Health with a focus on sexual and reproductive education. Vianey is a peer educator, an artist and a musician who has consistently advocated for universal access to healthcare and has equally worked towards promoting discussions between parents and their children about sexual health. As a former TeenSource Multimedia Peer Educator for the California Family Health Council, she has used social media platforms to create blogs focusing on reproductive health care. Through this experience, she has understood the correlation between lack of health information for teens and the rise in unplanned pregnancies, STIs and young peoples involvement in unhealthy relationships. Vianey has also been deeply involved with the Youth-centered Health Design‘s Youth Advisory Board where she’s developed a lot of technical skills, which she hopes to continue developing and incorporating in her art and her advocacy strategies for healthcare within school-based health centers. 

Irma Rosa Viera

Irma Rosa Viera is a first-year Youth Board member for the California School-Based Health Alliance. She is a first-year college student at California State University, Northridge with a high interest in majoring in public health. Irma has always had a strong passion for giving a voice to the youth and promoting student wellness. Through her high school’s wellness center, she worked hard to underline the importance of having access to health care and the benefits of remaining physically healthy through her involvement as an L.A. Trust’s Youth Advisory Board member. She has seen the impact that having school-based health centers has on students and her community as a whole; therefore, she hopes to continue empowering young people and expand health advocacy through the California School-Based Health Alliance. 

Molly Wu

MollyMolly Wu is a fifth-year Youth Board member for the California School-Based Health Alliance. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS degree in Economics and Public Policy. She has a strong sense of responsibility for raising youth awareness on the school-based 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. As a former Peer Health Insurance Rights educator, she understands the necessity of youth engagement and development and believes in the power of them through school-based health centers.

Past Youth Board Members

2016-2017
Allison Chan
Peter Lê
Molly Wu
Maya Godfrey
Adriana Douglas
Michel’le Bailey
2015-2016
Allison Chan
Peter Lê
Molly Wu
Maya Godfrey
2014-15 Youth Board
Stephanie Gonzalez
Allison Chan
Gloria Campos
Peter Lê
Edmund Pacleb
Molly Wu
Krystal Betanzos
2013-14  Youth Board
Stephanie Gonzalez
Allison Chan
Gloria Campos
Peter Lê
Edmund Pacleb
Molly Wu
Krystal Betanzos
Simone Johnson
2012-13 Youth Board
Bre’Onna Wills
Krystal Betanzos
Manuel Castaño
Simone Johnson
Edmund Pacleb
Victor Sigaran
Brenda Martinez
2011-12 Youth Board
Bre’Onna Wills
Dale Maglalang
Daniel Yim
Krystal Betanzos
Manuel Castaño
Nzugu Kitenge
Patty Albor
Toan Le
2010-11 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
2009-10 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
2007-08 Founding Youth Board
Alison Wu
Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles
Denise Felix
George Chacon
Katie Kaplow