Welcome our New Director!

We are pleased to welcome Ali Uscilka, MPH as the new Program Director for Healthy & Active Before Five!

Ali comes to this position after nine years of teaching, publishing, and engaging the community through a wide range of programs to advance social justice, reduce health disparities, and empower communities. She is skilled in policy research and has extensive advocacy experience at the state and local levels. She has excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills as well. She knows and embraces the Health Equity and Social Justice model for effecting change for the betterment of vulnerable communities across Contra Costa County.  She has demonstrated a deep commitment to addressing social determinants of health, and to improving access, quality, and financial sustainability of the safety net for young children and their families. She has proven herself to be a team player, an advocate, and a systems thinker. Ali received her Master’s in Public Health from San Francisco State University in 2010 with a Distinguished Graduate Award for outstanding academic performance and service.

Please join me in welcoming Ali.  We are thrilled to have her join our team as the Program Director and spokesperson of HAB45. Her official start date was June 12th and she is located at the offices of CoCoKids in Concord.

You can expect to meet Ali in person at upcoming Contra Costa stakeholder meetings soon!

Viola Lujan
Healthy & Active Before 5 Executive Chair