Karen Ben-Moshe, MPP, MPH, is a Senior Program Associate at the Public Health Institute. She supports the California Health in All Policies Task Force at the Strategic Growth Council, overseeing work to promote healthy communities by increasing access to healthy food, and preventing violence and building resilience. She has worked at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, La Clinica de La Raza (a federally qualified health clinic), and Children Now on a range of policies and programmatic areas. In addition, Ms. Ben-Moshe worked at the University of California, Berkeley Center for Health Leadership, implementing programs and organizing conferences for students and professionals. She is a co-author of a number of publications on the Health in All Policies approach. Ms. Ben-Moshe received her MPH and MPP from the University of California, Berkley and her BA from Wesleyan University.
Julia Caplan is a Program Director at the Public Health Institute (PHI) for the California Health in All Policies Task Force, which is a collaborative project between the California Strategic Growth Council and the California Department of Public Health. In this capacity, Ms. Caplan facilitates a multi-agency process that brings together over twenty state agencies, departments, and offices to build collaborative partnerships and incorporate health, equity, and environmental sustainability considerations into decision-making and government operations across policy areas as diverse as transportation, land use, education, agriculture, and social services. Ms. Caplan also provides Health in All Policies workshops for local governments and local health departments and co-authored Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments in 2013. Ms. Caplan has twenty years’ experience in community building, social change, and public policy leadership, and holds masters’ degrees in public policy and public health from the University of California, Berkeley.
Lianne Dillon, MPH, is a Deputy Program Director with the Public Health Institute (PHI) for California’s Health in All Policies Task Force at the Strategic Growth Council. To achieve this vision, staff convene over twenty state agencies, departments, and offices to collaborate on policy development and implementation, with a focus on explicit consideration of health, equity, and environmental sustainability. In her role, Lianne also facilitates Health in All Policies workshops and trainings for local governments and local health departments, provides health and equity consultation to non-health sectors, and has co-authored a number of publications on this work including, Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments.
Colin Gutierrez, MPH, is a Program Associate with the Public Health Institute supporting the California Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force at the Strategic Growth Council. He works to promote safe and healthy communities, providing research and project management support to the Task Force’s Action Plan to Promote Violence-Free and Resilient Communities. Colin assists with other facets of the HiAP team by providing administrative support and event coordination. Prior to joining the council, Colin completed an internship on international development in Cameroon and worked as a Compensation Analyst for Jackson National Life. Colin earned both his MPH and BS degree from Michigan State University.
Shelby McMichael serves as the Health in All Policies Executive Fellow, with a focus on Government Alliance on Racial Equity (GARE) work and healthy transportation. Prior to the SGC, she worked as a Junior Associate at Mercury Public Affairs, where she conducted policy analysis and media audits, and performed strategic communication. Her desire to pursue public service stems from her time as a Development Intern at Active Minds, Inc., a mental health nonprofit, and as the Vice President of Philanthropy of her collegiate sorority. Shelby honed her research skills as a research assistant at the UC Davis Sociology Department, specifically analyzing political party polarity throughout the 1990s. Shelby received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Sociology from the University of California, Davis.
Holly Nickel, MPH, is a Racial Equity Program Associate with the Public Health Institute (PHI)’s Health in All Policies (HiAP) team at the Strategic Growth Council. In this role she leads the implementation of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity Capitol Cohort – a racial equity capacity-building program designed to normalize, operationalize, and institutionalize racial equity in California’s state government. Prior to joining PHI, Holly worked at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership assisting communities and organizations across the United States in connecting active transportation and equity. Additionally, at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, she developed and implemented state-level racial equity strategies and worked to increase physical activity and healthy eating opportunities for all Michigan residents.