Steering Committee

HEAL Collaborative Steering Committee Members and Seats

NWP Co-Chair  Elaini Negussie HHS- Community Health and Prevention
Community Co-Chair Vacant
Ex-Officio Chair Andy Naja-Riese Agricultural Institute of Marin
Secretary Vacant
Communications Lead Vacant
Evaluations Lead Vacant
Canal CAT Co-Lead Cruz Avila Alcohol Justice
Marin City CAT Co-Lead Jahmeer Reynolds Marin County Cooperation Team
West Marin CAT Co-Lead Alexa Davidson San Geronimo Valley Community Center
At-Large Marchon Tatmon SF/Marin Food Bank
At-Large Florence Williams Marin City Community Services District
At-Large Dr. Zaw Wai Htoo University of California Cooperative Extension Marin


The Marin County HEAL Collaborative’s goal is to advance our shared priority of advancing work that supports community empowerment (control over decision-making processes, self-determination, community leadership, etc.) within the local food system and promotes leadership from low-income Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. We strive to be as inclusive as possible in our structure and decision-making agreements to make space for many perspectives and organizational capacities, particularly those representing historically marginalized communities. While we work to address equitable food access across the County, we prioritize our work in the geographics of: (1) San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood, (2) Marin City, and (3) West Marin (encompassing San Geronimo Valley and all rural/coastal communities from Muir Beach up to Dillon Beach)



The Steering Committee’s purpose is to set priorities and guide overall strategy for the full HEAL Collaborative. Steering Committee members must live and/or work in Marin County, including unceded Ohlone and Coast Miwok land.



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