Evette De Luca, MSI

President

Evette De Luca has led within the public and non-for-profit sector for 18 years. She founded her company, The Social Impact Artists, in 2017 and serves as the President. She is also the Community Engagement lead for the Healthy Ontario Initiative and partners directly with the City of Ontario and El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center to lead workforce development strategies and improved community health and engagement strategies. 

She served as  Executive Director of Partners for Better Health for 4 years where she used her expertise in building and facilitating broad-based partnerships and strategies across multiple cities and communities in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties to build health equity. She designed and led the Center for Civic Policy & Leadership, an innovations project funded by The California Wellness Foundation that accelerated strategic and collaborative advocacy and policy efforts between government, private and public agencies in the Inland Region. Ms. De Luca was also the Executive Director of Latino Health Collaborative (LHC), a coalition of more than 40 health-based, government and non-profit organizations that convenes the Healthy San Bernardino Coalition. Prior to LHC, she served as Executive Director of Foothill Family Shelter, a transitional housing continuum of care with wrap-around health, support and financial services.

Ms. De Luca holds her Masters degree in Social Impact from Claremont Lincoln University and is a former fellow of the Multicultural Alliance/AmeriCorps. She received a BS from UCLA in History.


Maggie Hawkins, MPH, CHES

Vice pRESIDENT

Maggie Hawkins is currently a Lecturer for the Department of Public Health at California State University Fullerton. She is the past director of the Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship of Partners for Better Health, an eight-month field experience for graduate students working within Healthy Communities initiatives throughout Southern California.

Maggie has over 30 years of experience as an advocate, educator, organizer and trainer with various human rights, health and educational organizations including Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center at the University of California, Riverside; and the Partnership for Health Program at University of Southern California. She was Executive Director of Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance (RPYA) from 2007-10. Maggie was also a founding staff member of the School of Community & Global Health at Claremont Graduate University, where she was the Program Manager for the Master of Public Health Program from 2008-2014.

Maggie has served on the board of directors for the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ), Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance and TruEvolution. She is currently and Electoral Committee member for Planned Parenthood Orange & San Bernardino Counties.

Maggie and her spouse of 22 years, Juliann Anderson, live in Riverside with their dog McAllister and cats Harry, Rufus and Roscoe.


Dede Kossiwa tETEH, dRpH, MPH, CHES

Secretary

Dede Kossiwa Teteh is a public health professional with a wide breadth of experience across academia, research, policy development, and strategic communications. Through her work in community advocacy and prevention, as well as several roles at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she has cultivated an interest in sustainable public health infrastructure and building healthier communities, particularly in underserved populations.

With both a Master of Public Health in Health Education & Promotion (Morehouse School of Medicine, 2011), Doctor of Public Health in Health Education (Loma Linda University, 2017), and two adjunct professorship roles, she has first-hand experience in community and population based research.

Dede is currently a Fellow within the Division of Health Equities at City of Hope.

 


Michael Parmer, Mpp

Board Member

Coming Soon


Roger Uminski, MBA

Board Member

Roger Uminski has over 20 years experience in health and social services. He most recently served as the Director of Health Administration at Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP). IEHP is a not-for-profit, rapidly growing Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan that serves over 1.2 million residents in California’s Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Roger’s responsibilities included Strategic Projects, the Independent Living and Disabilities Program, and Medical Services Administration. At IEHP, he has co-led projects to establish the Inland Empire Autism Assessment Center, provide members with virtual after-hours access to physicians and link homeless Members to housing services.

Prior to IEHP, Roger worked in Riverside County’s Department of Public Social Services, Executive Office, Community Health Agency (CHA) and Hospital. In his last 10 years with the County, Roger served as the CHA Administrative Director and an Assistant Hospital Administrator. Roger holds a B.A. in Marketing from Texas A&M University and M.A.Ed. from the University of Redlands.

Roger married his wife Kelly in 1993. They are raising four boys who have been active in Scouting and performing arts. Roger is active in his children’s schools, Junior University children’s theater, the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee and as an official for USA Cycling.