Advisory Council

Advisory Committee Member Categories List

Categories of membership

Six from community areas representing local coalitions involved in Kids Plate coalition development project:

  1. Jennifer Rubin or other representative Safe Kids Greater Sacramento Area
  1. Sheila Boxley or Stephanie Biegler or other representative Sierra-Sacramento Partnership
  1. Bonnie Lovette or Sam Morgan representative of Childhood Prevention Network – Bay Area


  1. Marisela Pineda or other representative Safe Kids San Joaquin County
  1. Heather Duvall or other representative Safe Kids Stanislaus
  1. Araceli Gomez or other representative Safe Kids Kings County

Seven Regional representatives with expertise about childhood unintentional injury prevention:

  1. Northern CA counties - Susan Wilson, Northern CA Counties, Shasta Co Board of Education, past First 5 Commission, past director Far North Resource Center
  1. Central Coast counties - Deborah Narvaez, Natividad Trauma Center, Salinas, California, Regional Director SEIU or Chad Silva, Governmental Affairs Director UC Santa Cruz and past Policy Director Latino Coalition for Healthy California
  1. Central Valley counties – Mary Jo Quintero, RN, CCRN, Children's Hospital Central California, Emergency Department Prehospital Liaison Nurse, Central CA Drowning and childhood injury prevention
  2. Greater Los Angeles Area – Helen Arbogast, MPH, CHES, Manager, Injury Prevention Trauma Program, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Director, Safe Kids California or Chantel Ponder, Injury Prevention Trauma Program, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Coalition Coordinator Safe Kids Los Angeles
  1. Greater San Diego Area – Mary Ann Downing, San Diego Drowning Prevention Coalition or Elisa Weichel, Administrative Director / Staff Attorney, Children's Advocacy Institute, University of San Diego School of Law
  1. Greater Sacramento Area – Dr. Richard Pan, UCD Children’s Clinic, past First 5 Commission and State Senator or Kris Calvin, Director American Academy of Pediatrics CA or Lydia Bourne, RN MPH (Public Health Nurse background) Gov Affairs AAP-CA, past Director Black Infant Health Sacramento
  1. Bay Area – Melissa Burke, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital or Salvador Vargas Community Programs Coordinator/ Child Safety Programs, Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

At large Advisory Committee members:

  1. Marcia Kerr, past West Coast Rep, children’s safety product and incident inspector, US Consumer Product Safety Commission
  1. Advisory Committee Chair, Catherine Barankin, ED CCCSH, Co-Chair CA Unintentional Injury Prevention Strategic Plan Project

Advisory Committee Lead Staff – Steve Barrow, Program Director, CA Coalition for Children’s Safety and Health, Co-Chair CA Unintentional Injury Prevention Strategic Plan Project

Steve Barrow

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