People

Sebastien Auguste, MPA

Learning Mgmt. Systems Admin.
H_GHS - Central Admin

Sebastien Auguste is a LMS Administrator at UPIEA. Sebastien worked previously managing the online programs and teams, responsible for day-to-day operations, instructional design course development with faculty, use of pedagogy and new technology, and LMS transitions in their online programs at NYU Tandon, Shepard Broad College of Law (Nova Southeastern University) and Howard University.

Hana Azman Firdaus

Director, Technical Hub
H_PPH-Central Admin

For more than a decade, Hana has been working to address challenges related to service delivery and accessibility in the field of HIV/AIDS, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and women's health. With the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Inclusion (UPIEA), Hana continues this practice by leading the co-development of technical materials supporting interdisciplinary efforts to combat COVID-19.

Alyssa Bercasio, BS, MS

Project Coordinator
H_GHS - Central Admin

Alyssa Bercasio graduated from UCSF's Global Health Sciences Master's Program in 2020, where she had the opportunity t

Debbie Brickley, DrPH, MPH

Director of Learning 
Prevention & Public Health

Debbie BainBrickley is Director of Learning for UCSF’s Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Inclusion (UPIEA) and has 20 years of experience in global health training. She has a background in epidemiology and biostatistics, primarily focused on global HIV prevention research and training. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, she served as a contact tracer for the city of San Francisco, after which she began leading training efforts for contact tracers and case investigators in California and beyond.

Laura Buback

Acad Prg Mgt Ofcr
Prevention & Public Health

Laura Buback is a technical advisor who has been supporting SFDPH for the COVID-19 response since March 2020. She has supported Case Investigation/Contact Tracing/Outbreak Management work through leading Standard Operating Procedures, Trainings, and piloting new workflows. In August 2020, she also began supporting the University of Guam and Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services to strengthen their COVID-19 response.

Elizabeth Butrick

Technical Director, Community Outreach
H_GHS - Central Admin

Elizabeth Butrick is a Technical Director for Community Outreach for the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Inclusion (UPIEA). Elizabeth has a background in social work and public health and has worked in global health research program management at UCSF since 2003. She has worked on five continents, speaks fluent Spanish, and is passionate about health equity at home and abroad. Within UPIEA she contributes to our efforts in contact tracing, technical assistance and outreach.

Jess Celentano

Director of Programs
H_PPH-Central Admin

Jess Celentano provides programmatic direction and leadership to the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Inclusion (UPIEA) team. In close collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Jess and a small group of colleagues built San Francisco’s contact-tracing platform from the ground up, and then translated lessons learned and best practices into state and nation-wide trainings for COVID-19 contact tracers and case investigators.

Jody Diala

Public Health Specialist
H_GHS - Central Admin

Caitlin Dunn

Caitlin Dunn, MPH, Director of Programs
H_PPH-Central Admin

Caitlin Dunn is a Technical Advisor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She serves as a Director of Programs for the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity & Action (UPIEA), providing management and technical support to the portfolio of work funded by the California Department of Health (CDPH) to train and support a COVID-19 response workforce. Caitlin leads the program’s efforts to provide continuing education and support through the expansion of Communities of Practice, Learning Collaboratives, and other virtual platforms.

Alex Ernst

Technical Director, San Francisco Contact Tracing Program
Prevention & Public Health

Alex Ernst provides broad technical oversight, from day-to-day contact tracing workflow to materials development and quality-improvement activities to data analysis and reporting. Pre-COVID-19, she worked primarily on HIV M&E and epidemiology projects, specifically recent HIV infection surveillance worldwide.

Maeve Forster, MS

PROJECT POLICY ANL 3
H_GHS - Central Admin
 

Davion Gray

Online Teaching Assistant
UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action

Las Vegas Native who is currently attending UNLV studying Communications and
Business. I Love Shopping, Food, Outdoor activities and adventures. I also do Video design and
am currently a creative director and marketing specialist for a few non profit organizations.

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