Bios for webinar moderator and panelists
Read the full biographies of our moderator and three panelists below:
Rashid F. Sidqe
Rashid F. Sidqe wears many hats: California-Hawaii State NAACP Assistant Manager, Lift Up Love Always (LULA) Executive Director (nonprofit), community leader and environmental justice advocate. In these important roles for more than 25 years, Mr. Sidqe continues to work tirelessly in his effort to improve the social and economic conditions of hard-to-serve populations in the Greater Sacramento region.
To strengthen his efforts, Rashid Sidqe founded LULA, a non-profit organization with an ambitious vision and mission to focus on restorative justice, police reform, and reducing recidivism in underserved communities by increasing employment and training opportunities with researched driven data. Under the L.U.L.A. umbrella, he brought in the Law Enforcement Accountability Directive (L.E.A.D), an advocacy program which has been instrumental in leading the fight for police reform in the City of Sacramento.
Sidqe grew up in Sacramento by way of Houston Texas, graduating from Grant High School in 1988. He went on to attend Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. After college, Sidqe returned to Sacramento, where he started his family and raised three beautiful daughters. Sidqe began work for the Greater Sacramento Urban League in 1995, as the Case Manager of the General Education Diploma (GED) Program, where he played a large role in graduating over 400 students. He soon was promoted to the position of Supervisor and then Director of Youth and Adult Services and eventually became the Vice President for the Greater Sacramento Urban League.
In 2002, Sidqe transferred to a smaller agency, the Center for Fathers and Families. This agency had a heavy youth focus which was the core reason why Sidqe decided to work in social services. This agency’s focus was on underserved youth in Sacramento and provided quality after school services. Sidqe returned to the Greater Sacramento Urban League in 2014 following the creation of more than 20 sites in underserved schools throughout the Sacramento Area.
More than two decades later, Sidqe remains involved in his community with expertise and a passion for improving health disparities, reducing high drop-out rates, and eliminating the high unemployment rate. His contributions have led to innovative solutions and transformative public awareness.
Sidqe is a dynamic leader, public speaker, skilled organizer and tough negotiator when it comes to the betterment of his community. Sidqe has been instrumental in bringing about positive change in the greater Sacramento area, while tirelessly aiding his community and helping the underserved gain access to much needed resources.
Sidqe’s drive continues to be fueled by the mission of equality for all, the spirit of Sacramento, and commitment to his community to bring fairness and justice for all.
Olivia Campa, M.D.
Olivia Campa, M.D. is a General Internist at the University of California Davis Medical Center where she is a Primary Care doctor, the Director of the Postbaccalaureate Program, the Assistant Director of Clinical Operations for the Division of General Internal Medicine and a Core Faculty Member for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is a California native who is the first person in her family to graduate from college. She has distinguished herself as a leader in her efforts to reduce inequities in healthcare. Dr. Campa has received much recognition for her leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion efforts. She is the recipient of the AAMC Herbert Nickens Award, AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award, has won multiple teaching awards both in the School of Medicine and in the UC Davis Health System, and served as the Primary Care Chief Resident in the UC Davis Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Campa is passionate about mentoring and promoting the success of diverse students at many levels of education to encourage them to successfully become providers that improve care delivery. In her clinical practice she focuses on delivering complex primary care to a broad range of patients including patient who struggle with opioid use disorder using Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). As an academic clinician, her scholarly work is focused on educational equity and diversifying the healthcare workforce to serve the needs of California’s diverse communities as well as improving care delivery to diverse communities using a quality-focused approach. She is especially passionate about ensure principles of inclusion are reflected in health system policies driving delivery of inclusive care.
Dr. Campa currently serves on the Department of Internal Medicine Emergency COVID taskforce that is working to ensure high quality, appropriate, inclusive and timely healthcare is delivered during this pandemic.
Kara Toles, M.D.
Kara Toles, M.D., is an Emergency Medicine Specialist with UC Davis Health. She completed medical school at UC Davis School of Medicine and residency in Emergency Medicine at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA.
She is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine Residency Association and Women in Medicine, on which she serves as President of the Executive Board.
Stacie L. Walton, M.D., M.P.H.
Recently retired from a large HMO, as a clinical Pediatrician serving in the roles of both Diversity Champion and Communication Consultant, Stacie Walton M.D., M.P.H. has been a medical consultant for healthcare providers and institutions for over 25 years. She has provided Grand Rounds, lectures, interactive workshops, and facilitated conferences on cultural competence for healthcare providers at all levels of their training in multiple venues across the United States, including Puerto Rico.
Recently, her cultural agility themes highlight the impact of Implicit Bias and Privilege in patient interactions and health outcomes, as well as highlighting strategies for decreasing hidden biases in both personal and professional settings.
As an Adjunct Instructor at California Northstate University Health Science College, in the department of community service-learning, she encourages students to adopt a life-long commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. When she is not speaking in front of students and educators, she spends her time facilitating Racial Healing Circles in the Sacramento area, as well as, caring for patients in a community urgent care clinic.
After attending Stanford University, majoring in Cultural Anthropology, she attained her medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She trained at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and later received her MPH from the University of California at Berkeley.
Walton is excited to reveal that her upcoming book, “Doctoring People Not Like Me,” is scheduled to be published in the summer of 2020. This guide supports students and trainees of medicine in developing the skills for phenomenal patient/provider relationships and in positioning them for leadership roles in future healthcare organizations.