Leadership Council


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Deborah Macdonald
Co-chair

Natalie Muth

Natalie Muth, MD, MPH
Co-chair
Children's Primary Care
Medical Group

Shaila Serpas

Shaila Serpas, MD
Co-chair
Scripps Health

Wilma Wooten

Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH
Co-chair
County of San Diego
Public Health Officer

Council Members


Anahid Brakke

Anahid Brakke
San Diego Hunger Coalition

Aliah Brozowski

Aliah Brozowski
County of San Diego
Parks Department

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Patricia Cantrell
American Academy of Pediatrics

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Joangrace Espiritu
YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Cheri Fidler

Cheri Fidler
Rady Children's Hospital
Center for Healthier Communities

Stephanie Gioia

Stephanie Gioia-Beckman
Office of San Diego County
Supervisor Ron Roberts

Phyllis_Hartigan

Phyllis Hartigan, MPH
Rady Children's Hospital

Perse Hooper Lewis

Persephone Hooper Lewis, MA
San Diego American Indian Health Center

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Katie Judd
County of San Diego
Health & Human Services Agency

Deirdre Kleske

Deirdre Kleske
County of San Diego
Health & Human Services Agency

Sandra McBrayer

Sandra McBrayer
Children's Initiative

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Kim McDougal
YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Blanca

Blanca Melendrez
UCSD Center for Community Health

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Kathleen Merchant
San Diego State University
Research Foundation WIC

Paige Metz

Paige Metz, NBCT
San Diego County Office of Education

Cheryl Moder

Cheryl Moder
San Diego County
Childhood Obesity Initiative
Community Health Improvement Partners

Maggie Santibanez

Margarita Santibanez, MPH
California Dept. of Public Health
Office of Binational Border Health

Dean Sidelinger

Dean Sidelinger, MD, MSEd
County of San Diego
Health & Human Services Agency

Kristine Smith

Kristine Smith, RD
Neighborhood House

Howard Taras

Howard Taras, MD
UCSD Division of Community Pediatrics

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Tina Zenzola, MPH
County of San Diego
Health & Human Services Agency


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  • In 2006 alone, overweight; obesity; and physical inactivity cost California $41 billion in healthcare and productivity loss
  • More children are being diagnosed with diseases linked to overweight and obesity previously seen only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease (The Obesity Society, 2009).
  • One in four children in San Diego County is overweight or obese; this is slightly higher than the national average (California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 2009)

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