BHC Long Beach Elections Bring in 11 New Steering Committee Members

Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach (BHC Long Beach) is excited to announce the election of eleven new members to serve on the Steering Committee for the 2013-2015 term! Members of the Steering Committee are tasked with: supporting the effective implementation of the BHC Long Beach Community Action Plan and that the plan is accountable to community constituencies as well as updated on a regular basis.

Steering Committee member serve two-year terms and play an integral role in guiding the work of BHC Long Beach. Members can serve in one of three capacities: as an Adult Community Representative, a Youth Community Representative or a Community Organization Representative, with seven seats available for each group. During the elections, members are voted in by their peers, youth by youth, adults by adults and community organizations by their colleagues and then confirmed by the community. This system of elections, which  emphasizes diversity of age, gender, race, geography, ability, etc., symbolizes the accountability that our Steering Committee members hold to their peer groups, and do the larger community.

With a recently completed update to the Community Action Plan and newly elected Steering Committee members, BHC Long Beach is ready for the next 7 years of this 10-year initiative to make Health Happen Here!

The Steering Committee for 2013-2015 is as follows:

Adult Community Members

  • Alicia Carrera
  • Evangelina Ramirez*
  • Kelly Nhim
  • Raymond Chavarria**
  • Sambo Sak*
  • Sonya Clark

Youth Community Members

  • Kazmere Duffey
  • Lisa Vazquez*
  • Wynton Johnson

Community Organization Representatives

  • Adam Anderson, Kingdom Causes Long Beach*
  • Jedi Jimenez, Filipino Migrant Center*
  • Jessica Tovar, Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma**
  • Kerry Gallagher, Housing Long Beach*
  • Ladine Chan, Families in Good Health, EM3*
  • Stella Ursua, Green Education Long Beach*
  • Valerie Palacios, Latin American Community Center*

*Newly elected Steering Committee member
**Re-elected to serve another term

To obtain a copy of the BHC Long Beach updated Community Action Plan, please visit our resources page!

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