Our Staff

Amy DeLisio, MPH, RD
Director

Amy DeLisio, MPH, RD is the Director at the Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) and has over fifteen years of experience

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Linda A. Zablotny-Hurst, JD
Deputy Director

As Deputy Director for Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN), Linda Zablotny-Hurst over sees matters involving human resources, fiscal affairs, administrative operations, and business

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Maggie Wilkin, MPH
Director of Research and Evaluation

Margaret (Maggie) Wilkin, MPH, is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Wellness and Nutrition. Maggie brings strong project management skills with

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Stephanie Carillo, MAS, RD
Division Director of Programs

Stephanie Carillo, MAS, RD, is the Division Director of Programs at the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition. Stephanie promotes health and nutrition

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Raissa Sorgho, MScIH, PhD
Director of Global Nutrition and Partnerships

Dr. Raissa Sorgho is the Director of Global Nutrition and Partnerships at the Center for Wellness and Nutrition of the Public Health Institute. She leads the design,

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Metria Munyan
Equity and Engagement Program Manager

Metria Munyan joined Public Health Institute in 2006 supporting a broad variety of nutrition education and obesity prevention strategies and initiatives that reach low-resource Californians

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Lizania Romero
Research Associate

Lizania Romero joined the Public Health Institute (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) in 2020. Her role as a Research Associate I provides

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Betty Sun, MS, RD
Program Manager

Betty Sun, MS, RD is a Project Manager at the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN). She works on projects related to

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Jesse Tedrick
Community Engagement Specialist

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, MPH
Program Manager

Katherine Hawksworth is a Program Manager with the Center for Wellness and Nutrition, a program of the Public Health Institute. Ms. Hawksworth provides training and

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Lesley Kroupa, JD, MS, RD
Policy Specialist

Lesley serves as the Policy Specialist for the Center for Wellness and Nutrition and Roots of Change at the Public Health Institute. She is responsible for identifying

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Angela Dennis
Program Manager

Angela Dennis is a Senior Program Associate at the Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN). She serves as the point-of-contact for federally-funded

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Brian Petrie, MA
Research Scientist

Brian Petrie joined Public Health Institute (PHI) as a Research Associate in 2018. His role at PHI is working with the SNAP-Ed program and managing

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Daniel Yeung, PhD, MPH
Epidemiologist

Dr. Daniel Yeung is the Epidemiologist II at the Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) of the Public Health Institute. Dr. Yeung brings a strong background in

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Cassie Chandler, MPH
Assistant Director, Global Nutrition and Partnerships

Cassie is the Assistant Director of Global Nutrition and Partnerships at the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition. As a thought partner and program co-leader,

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Carol Mills
Program Administrator

As a Program Administrator with CWN, she will provide fiscal and administrative support to projects within CWN’s portfolio. Before joining CWN in May 2022, Carol Mills worked

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Maran Kammer-Perez
Fiscal and Administrative Manager

Maran Kammer-Perez joined the Center for Wellness and Nutrition in October 2016 as the resident Program Administrator II. She has fiscal oversight in developing budgets

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Amber Martin
Communications Project Manager

Amber Martin joined the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) in 2019 as the Communications Project Manager. In this role, she oversees

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Jamie Frederick, MSW, MPH
Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation

Jamie Frederick is the Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation in the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN). Jamie has worked in

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Amanda Tyler, MPH
Research Scientist

Amanda Tyler joined the Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition (PHI CWN) in 2022 as a Research Scientist supporting school-based wellness initiatives, tribal- and

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Patricia Leyva
Equity and Engagement Specialist

Patricia Leyva joined PHI CWN in 2022 as an Equity and Engagement Specialist. Before CWN, Patricia was an HR Manager with the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians

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Sofia Monterroza Figueroa
Health Educator

Sofia Monterroza Figueroa joined the Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition in 2019. Growing up in Merced and seeing firsthand the health disparities in the area

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Jeannette Hughes Spotville, MPH
Project Manager

Jeannette Hughes Spotville is a Project Manager at the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition. She brings over 15 years of experience working with nonprofit

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Kelley Ferguson
Project Manager

Kelley Ferguson is a Project Manager at the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition. She brings over 15 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations

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Stephanie Feldman, MPH
Research Associate

Stephanie joined the Center for Wellness and Nutrition in November 2021 as a Research Associate. Her role provides support for the research and evaluation team

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Marcel Rodriguez-Harris, MPH
Program and Policy Associate

Marcel is excited to work with the Public Health Institute as a Program and Policy Associate working on the Center for Wellness and Nutrition and

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Sai Khang
Health Educator

Sai Khang joined PHI CWN in August 2020 as a Health Educator. Prior to CWN, Sai was at Sutter Timberlake Respiratory Care Home Medical Equipment as a referral

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Sandra Torres, MPH
Project Manager

Sandra Torres joined the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) in September 2018 as a Project Coordinator. Now as a Project Manager,

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Emilie McClintic, MPH
Research Associate

Emilie McClintic joined the Center for Wellness and Nutrition in March 2019 as a Research Associate II. She supports the research and evaluation team to

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Jane Alvarado-Banister, CLEC
Program Manager

Jane Alvarado-Banister serves as a Program Manager at the Center for Wellness and Nutrition, a program of the Public Health Institute. Since 2003, Ms. Alvarado-Banister

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Yvette Garcia, MPA
Program Administrator

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

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Jill Scott
Administrative Assistant

Jill Scott joined Public Health Institute (PHI) in April 2020. Her role as the Administrative Assistant for the Center for Wellness and Nutrition. She comes to PHI with

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Rachel C. Otter
Administrative Coordinator

Rachel C. Otter joined Public Health Institute (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition in 2006 as part of the Administrative & Fiscal Team. Prior to joining PHI,

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Our Staff