Ellen Bauer

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Ellen-Bauer.png[/image_frame] Ellen Bauer is the Public Health Division Director for the Sonoma County Department of Health Services.  Prior to this assignment, she was the founding manager of Health Action, a coalition of diverse community leaders convened by the Health Department to identify priority health issues in Sonoma County and to offer leadership to implement initiatives and policies to create a healthier community.  Before coming to Sonoma County, Dr. Bauer had over 20 years of experience designing and implementing national and community-level health program evaluations.  She has led research and evaluation on a wide range of health issues, including implementation and outcomes (quality, utilization and cost) of managed…

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Oscar Chavez

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/AAEAAQAAAAAAAAbsAAAAJDVkZTk1ODljLTYyNDgtNGE5My04NmJhLTE0MmY4ZTY1OTMyZA.jpg[/image_frame] Oscar works for the Sonoma County Department of Human Services. Prior to joining the County, Oscar served as the Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, one of the largest community benefit organizations in Northern California. Oscar has dedicated himself to establishing strong and positive ties between the county's low wealth neighborhoods, public entities and the business community in order to raise awareness about the growing education, health and income disparities that exist in our communities. He is equally committed to finding solutions that get at the root cause of poverty. Friday Oct 6| 7:30pm| Main Stage Cultivating Unity in a Divided World…

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Resilience in the Face of WildFires – The Lake County Story

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Panel of three people: Nils Paulsen, Brenda Quintero and Fairlight Alghren share three perspectives and highlight community service work we are involved in. Highlights will include building collaborative partnerships, working with forestry and CalFire on land mitigation after forest fires, working with funding agencies and community members, and fundraising efforts being made and finding access to hidden resources once the smoke clears. We will also discuss what has been happening within our government, what is working and what is not working, etc, assistance we've had from outside agencies and what efforts are being made to promote sustainable and fire resilient technologies in rebuilding our communities. Presented…

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