Building Block Collaborative Steering Committee Members
Alex Broskovich, Community Partnerships Coordinator, Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alex Boskovich is a member of Alameda County Community Food Bank’s advocacy team. As Community Partnerships Coordinator, she focuses on developing and deepening collaborations with local and regional leaders and institutions that are essential in the effort to end hunger in Alameda County. This includes working with local school districts to maximize participation in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs as well as CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps). Alex also develops strategic initiatives with elected officials, public agencies, community-based organizations, and health care providers. Prior to joining the Food Bank, she served as Senior Legislative Aide to Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan as a policy analyst and community organizer. Alex has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a B.A. in Psychology from Pitzer College. She is a new mom, an avid consumer of the news, and a rugby player.
Wendy Calimag, Senior Director of Community Programs, Girls Incorporated of Alameda County
Wendy Calimag, MSW, is the Senior Director of Community Programs for Girls Incorporated of Alameda County. She oversees all community-based programs including HEART, ACT, Eureka!, TPP, and Bodies in Motion. Wendy enjoys and supports the BBC because she believes in the power of community to create health equity among the neediest communities in the county.
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Trisha Chakrabarti, Manager, Program & Policy, Mandela MarketPlace
Trisha is the Program and Policy Manager at Mandela Marketplace. She brings several years of experience in community food programming, public policy, and community-based participatory health research. She grew up in the South Asian Diaspora, and her love of food was born from a love of the stories and traditions of her family. Today, she sees a community-owned food system as a key indicator of political and economic self-sovereignty. Trisha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy from UC Berkeley, and Master’s degrees in Food Policy and Public Health from Tufts University.
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Lisa Erickson has over 15 years of experience working to support children and families through direct service, as well as program administration and policy development both in the United States and abroad. Since 2001, Lisa has worked at First 5 Alameda County where she has both developed and managed a comprehensive blend of programs serving the Alameda County Early Care and Education (ECE) community, including: the Quality Counts ECE coaching program, child care capital grants, and systems to support ECE provider professional development. Lisa also coordinated a
Dominica Henderson, Director of Planning, Implementation, and Compliance, Oakland Housing Authority
Dominica Henderson is the Director of Planning, Implementation, and Compliance for the Oakland Housing Authority. She leads policy development and analysis for OHA and ensures agency compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. With almost 15 years of experience in housing and public policy, Dominica has worked throughout the Bay Area to develop innovations that transform the conditions of public housing and create healthy communities. A native San Franciscan, Dominica graduated from Wellesley College and holds a Master in Public Policy and Urban Planning degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Jessica Luginbuhl, Equity Unit, Alameda County Public Health Department
Jessica Cullen Luginbuhl is Manager for Building Blocks for Health Equity Unit at Alameda County Public Health Department. In order to create healthy social and economic neighborhood conditions, her work focuses on multi-sector collaboration, strategic communications, and project incubation. She was a Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2007-2010 and holds an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking in the Redwoods, and doing improv comedy.
Christina (Kiko) Malin, Director of Family Health Services, Alameda County Public Health Department
Christina (Kiko) Malin is the Family Health Services Director for the Alameda County Public Health Department. The Division houses California Children’s Services, the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program and the Maternal, Paternal, Child and Adolescent Health unit, which includes adolescent health, perinatal home visiting and family support programs. Her principal interest lies in integrating a life course perspective into Family Health Services programs and ensuring that our work is grounded in the belief that all people, regardless of where they live, how much money they make or the color of their skin, have access to the same opportunities to lead a healthy, fulfilling and productive life.