Our Staff

Amy DeLisio, MPH, RD
Acting Director
Linda A. Zablotny-Hurst, JD
Operations Manager

Linda Zablotny-Hurst joined PHI in January 2018 as Operations Manager for CWN. Her job encompasses human resources, budgeting and fiscal contract administration, process and system

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Celeste Doerr, PhD
Senior Research Scientist

Celeste Doerr, Ph.D., joined PHI as a Research Scientist in 2017. A research psychologist by training, she has specialized in research and evaluation for mental-health

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Stephanie Carillo, MAS, RD
Program Manager

Stephanie Carillo first joined the Public Health Institute in 2006 as a Health Educator supporting nutrition education and obesity prevention strategies for low-resource Californians through

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Lisa Tadlock, MPA
Program Manager

Lisa Tadlock joined the Public Health Institute (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition in 2012 as a Development Specialist and transitioned into a Program Manager.

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Metria Munyan
Youth Engagement Project Coordinator

Metria Munyan first joined the Public Health Institute in 2006 supporting a broad variety of nutrition education and obesity prevention strategies and initiatives that reach

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Kyli Gallington, MPH
Research Scientist

Kyli Gallington joined the Public Health Institute (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) and Survey Research Group in 2016. In her role as Research Scientist,

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Montserrat Papias, BS
Health Educator

Montserrat Papias joined Center for Wellness Nutrition in February 2016 as a Health Educator. Montserrat Papias holds a Bachelor of Science in clinical nutrition from

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Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra, PhD
Senior Research Scientist

Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Wellness and Nutrition, a program of the Public Health Institute. Dr. Ryan-Ibarra has more

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Jesse Tedrick, BA
Youth Engagement Program Associate

Jesse Tedrick joined the Public Health Institute in 2014 as a Youth Coordinator with Cultiva La Salud, a program dedicated to creating healthier communities by

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Katherine Hawksworth
Program Manager

Katherine Hawksworth is a Program Manager with California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition), a program of the Public Health Institute. Ms. Hawksworth provides

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Holly Calhoun
Project Manager

Holly Calhoun is the Project Manager for the Tackling Hunger Project at the Public Health Institute, where she conducts research on promising and emerging practices

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Maran Kammer-Perez
Program Administrator

Maran Kammer-Perez joined the Center for Wellness and Nutrition in October 2016 to provide fiscal oversight in the grants and contracts department as the Program

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Susan Vitulli
Communication Specialist

Susan Vitulli first joined the Public Health Institute in 2003 and currently serves as Communication Specialist. From 2003, she worked for 7 years as an

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Jane Alvarado-Banister, BA
Program Manager

Jane Alvarado-Banister serves as Program Manager for California Project LEAN (CPL). Based in the Central Valley of California, Ms. Alvarado-Banister’s primary responsibility is to provide

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Yvette Garcia, MPA
Program Associate

Yvette García joined the Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition (PHI CWN) in August 2017 as a Program Associate. Her role at PHI

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Rachel C. Otter
Administrative Coordinator

Rachel C. Otter joined Public Health Institute (PHI) in 2006 as Administrative Assistant III. She worked her way up to become Administrative Coordinator in 2016

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Our Staff