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.
Lazaro is the lead for the Racial and Health Equity Initiative at the California Department of Public Health. He works with public health experts and champions for racial equity to identify strategies and shift institutional practices to advance health equity in communities of color. Lazaro has experience with policies, programs, and planning practices that uplift the voices of frontline communities in state environmental protection decision-making. He has a background in labor and community organizing rooted in social, economic, and racial justice. Prior to joining CDPH, Lazaro served as an Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs Specialist for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Before that, Lazaro was a Jesse M. Unruh Fellow and Legislative Aide for a member of the California State Assembly.
Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo
Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo serves as the Health and Equity Program Manager at SGC. Jazmine has extensive experience translating research into health equity-centered policy, evaluating and designing community informed programs, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders and sectors, including community-based organizations, nonprofits, local government, associations, and policymakers.
Previously, she served as a Health Policy Fellow for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal where she had the opportunity to work on legislative health issues at the intersection of immigration and health. While a Doctoral Candidate, Jazmine also collaborated with California’s Primary Care Association, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, the District of Columbia’s Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity, and Trust for America’s Health, among other organizations.
Jazmine has a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Master’s in Public Health and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Lianne Dillon, MPH, is a Co-Lead of the Capitol Collaborative on Race & Equity (CCORE), the largest state-level racial equity capacity building initiative in the nation. In this role, she supports agencies, departments, offices, and boards to build a people powered movement inside of California State government to advance racial equity and undo institutional racism.
Prior to co-leading CCORE, Lianne was Deputy Program Director with the Public Health Institute (PHI) for California’s Health in All Policies Task Force. 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 several publications on this work including, Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments.
Alexandra (Alex) Gallo is the Analyst for the Health and Equity Program (HEP), where she helps advance public health, racial equity, and sustainability across state government. Alex brings three years of experience developing and implementing programs at SGC to the HEP role. On the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) team, Alex led capacity building, technical assistance, and stakeholder engagement efforts, oversaw implementation of investments in several communities, and helped lead policy developments, including an investment framework for Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities.
Prior to her role on TCC, Alex was SGC’s Executive Fellow, supporting organizational and Council initiatives. Alex came to SGC from the California Legislature, where she served California’s 10th Senate District.
Alex is a first-generation college graduate and earned Bachelor Degrees in Political Science and Communication from California State University, Fresno. At CSU Fresno, she was a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Scholar, earned the President’s Undergraduate Medal of Distinction, and was elected to student government, where she successfully established an elected position for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Chantal joins CDPH from the Housing and Homelessness Bureau at the California Department of Social Services. She has Master's degrees in Public Health and Social Welfare, both from University of California, Berkeley. Chantal will support the Health in All Policies Task Force and CDPH by leading work on housing.
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.
As Health and Equity Program Associate, Michael Jimenez provides communication and administrative support to the HEP program and staffs activities of the multi-agency California Health in All Policies Task Force. In addition, he works to integrate health and equity research and evaluation across SGC and HiAP Task Force priorities.
Prior to joining SGC, Michael served as a CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where he coordinated stakeholder engagement on policy initiatives to reduce the health impacts of climate change. Michael received a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Spanish Studies from Occidental College.
Dalila Madison Almquist
Dalila Madison Almquist is a Deputy 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, Dalila contributes to the overall strategy and planning for the Health in All Policies program, leads the violence prevention portfolio, and supports the Capitol Collaborative on Race and Equity (CCORE). Dalila brings more than a decade of experience advancing racial equity and health equity, gained while working at PolicyLink and Prevention Institute. She received a degree in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and a Master’s in Public Health from San Diego State University.
Coordinates collaborative multi-agency efforts to increase active transportation, promote healthy land use and planning, and incorporate health and health equity into state policy guidance documents and grant programs.
Holly Nickel, MPH, is a Co-Lead of the Capitol Collaborative on Race & Equity (CCORE), the largest state-level racial equity capacity building initiative in the nation. In this role, she supports agencies, departments, offices, and boards to build a people powered movement inside of California State government to advance racial equity and undo institutional racism.
Prior to joining PHI, Holly worked at the Safe Routes National Partnership assisting communities and organizations across the United States in understanding the connection between 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.