HAB45 is a grant-funded project steered by our Executive Committee and our Leadership Council. We are headquartered at CocoKids, which is our fiscal agent.
HAB45 is governed by a strong Executive Committee made up of leadership and decision-makers from key healthcare and community organizations serving families with young children in Contra Costa County, California. The Executive Committee provides oversight and sets the overall strategic direction of the collaborative.
Healthy & Active Before 5 Executive Committee
Director, Child Health and Nutrition Program
Rhea Elina Laughlin, MPH
Community Engagement Program Officer
Director, Business and Community Relations
Comprehensive Services Manager
Local Planning Council Coordinator
Pleasant Hill, CA
Regional Breastfeeding Liaison
Francine Jolton, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Denise Milosevich, MPH – Executive Chair
Manager, Physical Activity & Nutrition
Healthy & Active Before 5 Staff
Ali Uscilka, MPH
The Leadership Council acts as our community sounding board. In 2007, our Leadership Council provided invaluable guidance and consensus in the development of our original Action Plan. Now, we ask the Leadership Council to help with implementing our plan and principles within the wider community.
Our Council represents the work of more than 80 community agencies. Members meet biannually to help us overcome barriers and celebrate program successes. Membership is by special invitation.
As a Leadership Council member, we ask that youâ€¦
- Integrate Healthy & Active Before 5 into the practices and policies of your agency.
- Promote the Healthy & Active Before 5 principles through your collaborations, conversations and correspondence.
Interested in joining us? Contact us for more information.
Here is a partial list of our HAB45 Leadership Council agencies.
Bay Point Partnership
Bike East Bay
Office of Tom Torlakson
West Contra Costa County HEAL
We are deeply grateful for our funders, past and present, whose support and generosity has allowed us to carry out our vision and goals.