Our Team | Center for Reducing Health Disparities | UC Davis Health

Our Team

Leadership
Staff
  • Andrea Nuñez, B.S.

    Chief Administrative Officer

    Andrea Nuñez serves as the Center for Reducing Health Disparities' Chief Administrative Officer and joined the Center in 2017.

  • Carmelita Ramirez, B.A.

    Administrative Coordinator and Executive Assistant  

    Carmelita Ramirez joined the Center for Reducing Health Disparities in 2022 and is the Center’s Administrative Coordinator and Executive Assistant to Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola the Center’s Director.

  • Katherine Ferry, B.A.

    Project Manager

    Katherine Ferry (she/her/ella) is the Project Manager for the Accountability, Coordination and Telehealth in the Valley to Achieve Transformation and Equity (ACTIVATE) project and the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) Latino Technical Assistance Provider grant. She joined the Center for Reducing Health Disparities in 2022

  • Karla Ornelas, B.S.

    Project Coordinator

    Karla Ornelas Hernandez is Project Coordinator for the Accountability, Coordination, and Telehealth in the Valley to Achieve Transformation and Equity (ACTIVATE) project. Karla joined the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities in 2021. 

  • Joseph Hernandez, B.S., B.A.

    Special Projects Coordinator

    Joseph Hernandez serves as the Special Projects Coordinator for the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) and the COVID-19 Engagement Alliance (CEAL) projects within the Center for Reducing Health Disparities. He joined the Center in 2022.

  • Kristen Weeks-Norton, M.S.

    Project Manager

    Kristen Weeks-Norton is the Project Manager for the California-wide, Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) STOP COVID-19 project. She joined the University of California (UCD) Center for Reducing Health Disparities in 2022.

  • José Antonio López

    Project Coordinator 

    José Antonio López is Project Coordinator for the Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) STOP COVID-19 and the Program to Alleviate National Disparities in Ethnic and Minority Immunizations in the Community (PANDEMIC) projects within the University of California at Davis’ Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD). He joined the Center in 2022.

  • Maria Alaniz, M.P.H.

    Senior Project Manager

    Maria Alaniz is a Senior Project Manager for the Program to Alleviate National Disparities in Ethnic and Minority Immunizations in the Community (PANDEMIC) and joined the Center for Reducing Health Disparities in 2018.

  • Jill López-Rabin, M.P.H., P.M.P.

    Senior Project Manager

    Jill Lopez-Rabin is the Senior Project Manager for the Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformaiton Model Learning Collaborative (ICCTM LC) and the Licensed Physicians from Mexico Pilot Program (LMPPP) projects. She joined the University of California at Davis’ (UCD) Center for Reducing Health Disparities in 2018.

  • Krystal Mora Anaya

    Project Coordinator

    Krystal Mora Anaya is the Project Coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformaiton Model Learning Collaborative (ICCTM LC). She joined the Center in 2022.

  • Selena Regalado, M.H.S.

    Project Coordinator

    Selena Regalado is a Project Coordinator for the Licensed Physicians from Mexico Pilot Program (LMPPP) project and a previous undergraduate student research assistant for the Center for Reducing Health Disparities. She rejoined the Center for Reducing Health Disparities in her new roll in 2022. 

  • Gabriela Alaniz, M.P.H.

    Project Manager, MOVE IT UP² Project

    Gabriela Alaniz is the Project Manager for the MOVE IT UP² Project in the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD). She joined CRHD in 2021.  

  • José Lastra

    Community Engagement Project Coordinator

    José Lastra is the Community Engagement Project Coordinator for the MOVE IT UP Project in the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities. He joined the center in 2022.

  • Monica Hatch

    Project Coordinator

    Monica Hatch is a Project Coordinator for the Mobilizing Organizations Via the Equitable Integration of Testing – Treatment through Unified Partnerships (MOVE IT UP2) project and joined the Center for Reducing Health Disparities in 2022.  

  • José Florez, B.S., B.A.

    Clinical Research Coordinator

    José Florez is currently the lead Clinical Research Coordinator for our current MOVE IT UP project for the Center for Reducing Health Disparaties. He joined the Center in 2022. 

  • Elliott Housman-Turrubiate, M.A.

    Project Manager

    Elliott Housman-Turrubiate is the Project Manager for the Together for Wellness | Juntos por Nuestro Bienestar. Elliott joined the Center for Reducing Health Disparities in 2022. 

  • Vanessa Trujillo, M.P.H.

    Community Engagement Program Manager 

    Vanessa Trujillo is the Community Engagement Program Manager for the Clinical and Translational Science Center and Center for Reducing Health Disparities at the University of California, Davis (UCD) and joined in this role in 2021.  

Consultants
  • Rachel G. Guerrero, LCSW

    Consultant

    Rachel Guerrero, is a License Clinical Social Worker, with over 40-years of experience in the field of mental health both as a direct services provider and public mental health state administrator. 

  • Heather Diaz, Dr.PH., M.P.H.

    Consultant

    Dr. Heather Diaz is an Associate Professor at Sacramento State University in Health Sciences, assigned to the Community Health Education curriculum.