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Luis Gutierrez-Mock, MA, MPH

Pandemic Response Specialist
GHS - Central Admin

Luis Gutierrez-Mock, MPH, MA, joins the UPIEA team with 20 years of experience working in transgender HIV prevention through direct service, advocacy, research, and capacity building roles. He recently directed TRIUMPH/Triunfo, a community-led transgender PrEP demonstration project at the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at UCSF. Luis holds an MA in Sexuality Studies, a second MA in Ethnic Studies, and an MPH with an emphasis in community health education. He is currently a doctoral student in medical sociology at UCSF.

Kelly Harvard

Program Manager
H_GHS - Central Admin

Kelly Harvard serves as the program manager for the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Inclusion (UPIEA) and provides broad operational support to all programming. Ms. Harvard has been with UCSF for over 5 years. Previous to joining UPIEA, she was involved in malaria elimination research. She has experience collaborating with technical experts and other stakeholders, including high-level decision-makers, to advance global health policy and operational guidance.

Alisa Jenny, MPH

Technical Director
GHS - Central Admin

Alisa Jenny has more than 20 years of experience managing and leading research and training programs in low resource settings. As the Training Director for the UPIEA/SFDPH COVID Response, she oversees the training program for the new and existing members of the workforce in close collaboration with SFPDH, and with the support of a fantastic training team. She also serves as a senior technical advisor for research and training programs in the Global Maternal Newborn Child Health Research Group, working on projects to improve the quality of and access to maternal health care.

Anika Kalra, BA, MS

Program Coordinator
Medicine

Anika manages the training of new contact tracers in San Francisco and helps evaluate and improve trainings. She also works to create new training modules to improve California’s response against COVID-19. As a recent graduate of the UCSF Masters in Global Health program, she is passionate about health equity and the delivery of culturally competent, inclusive and humble care. This work is important to Anika because it has demonstrated the necessity of working in collaboration with community members disproportionately affected by the disease and social determinants of health.

Ramanjot Kaur

Pandemic Response Specialist
H_GHS - Central Admin

Ramanjot Kaur is a Pandemic Response Specialist. In this role, she supports contact tracing and case investigation and serves as a member of the implementation research team. Ramanjot recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a Master's of Public Health in Global Environmental Health. In the past, she has had the opportunity to work with underserved communities in a variety of settings, including with social services at urban hospitals and with water & sanitation projects in India and Costa Rica.

Brianan Kiernan

Program Manager
Prevention & Public Health

Brianán Kiernan joined UPIEA in 2020 where she led the development and implementation of the School Specialist Training and helped launch the schools technical assistance portal for local health jurisdictions in California. Brianán is deeply passionate about access to affordable and quality healthcare and challenging the enormous health inequities brought to light during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic between high-income and low-and middle-income countries. 

Madison Lambert

Student Intern
H_PPH-Central Admin

Born and raised in the Bay Area I am incredibly excited to be working as the 2021 student intern here at IGHS! I am currently working on my Master of Public Health degree, with a particular focus on health and human rights, at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. In my free time I can be found reading, baking, or hiking with an adorable 8 month old pup named Meco.

Vincent Ledesma

Learning Management & Design Specialist
He/Him/His
UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action

I’ve worked in higher education since 2002, providing technical support to faculty and staff. Prior to coming to UCSF, I worked for Austin Community College as an Educational Technology Specialist. In that role I helped with technical issues in the classroom and with the learning management system. I was born in San Marcos, TX and attended Texas State University where I received my Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology. I’m currently pursuing my Master of Education in Educational Technology from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Elizabeth Macias Rojo

Program Manager, Cultural Humility and Vaccines Communications
H_GHS - Central Admin

Elizabeth Rojo is a Program Manager for the Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action (UPIEA) working on COVID-19 related efforts. In particular, she works with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and several Community Based Organizations on the creation of a Cultural Humility Module for Case Investigators/Contact Tracers as well as the expansion of Communities of Practice across the State. Prior to COVID-19, she worked in global health and research areas that include: HIV, Emergency Medicine, Global Health Education, and Minority Aging.

Andrew Maher

Director, Learning Hub
Prevention & Public Health

For nearly 15 years, Andrew has collaborated with ministries of health, national laboratories, statistics agencies, and non-governmental organizations to monitor, prevent and train public health workers to control HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. As Director of the Learning Hub for UCSF’s Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Inclusion (UPIEA), Andrew oversees standards for the design, delivery, and evaluation of trainings related to COVID-19 preparedness and response.

Shayanne Martin

Program Manager
H_GHS - Central Admin

Shayanne Martin provides training founded in adult learning theory, training monitoring and evaluation, and workforce performance improvement strategy to the UCSF & SF Department of Public Health collaboration on COVID-19 contact tracing. Trained as a Community Health Worker, she believes that community health is best improved by community members and is driven to optimize support for community health workers locally and globally.

Katie McClintic, MEd

Senior Instructional Designer
She/Her/Hers
UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action

Prior to joining UCSF, Katie worked in international education in both the US and abroad. Most recently, she worked as an Instructional Designer at the University of Missouri and as a consultant for the US Department of State, developing international educational program provider training, piloting monitoring and evaluation projects, and leading teacher training initiatives.

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