2021 Onboarding

Zoom Technical Assistance: 

March 4, 2021
Session Time Presenters E-Materials
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Opening Remarks

Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine & Director, Champion Provider Fellowship

9:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Champion Provider Fellowship Model

Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Welcome Remarks from CDPH Office of Oral Health & CalFresh Healthy Living Program

Jaynath Kumar, DDS, MPH, California State Dental Director, California Department of Public Health

Caroline Kurtz, PhD, Branch Chief, Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch, California Department of Public Health

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Policy, Systems and Environmental Change 101

Alana Pfeffinger, MPH, Project Manager, Champion Provider Fellowship

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Messaging 101

Mike Miller, President, Brown Miller Communications

Muriel Banares Miller, Account Manager, Brown Miller Communications

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Champion Provider Fellowship Works-In-Progress

Moderator: Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS


  • Kimberly Newell Green, MD & Emma Steinberg MD (San Francisco County)
  • Laurie Bostick Cammon, MD (Santa Clara County)
  • Luz Elva Tristan, MD (Imperial County)
  • Shakalpi Pendurkar, DDS, MPH (Santa Clara County)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch & Networking Circles

1:05 - 1:30PM: Networking circles by topic area with alumni moderators

1:30 PM - 2:05 PM
Keynote: Building Healthier More Equitable Communities Through PSE Change: Role of Physicians and Dentists as Change Agents

Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine; Director, Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network; Senior Medical Advisor, Feeding America; Founder, EatSF

2:05 PM - 2:50 PM
Champion Provider Fellow - Local Health Department Partnership Work


  • Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS
  • Mike Miller
  • Alana Pfeffinger, MPH
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS