Service Provider Roundtable 2023
Presentation & Panel Information
Round 1 (9:00 - 9:45 am):
A: Accessing Disability Services in Schools Presentation
Presentation from state experts sharing how to support families with children who are struggling in school, with or without a diagnosed disability, as they access school-based supports and services.
Cheryl Theis, MA, Education Advocate, DREDF (Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund)
B: Public Health Nursing & Dental Programs Presentation
Learn about the Public Health nursing and dental programs.
Nicole Mahouski Cruz, Senior Public Health Nurse
Kathryn O’Malley, Supervising Public Health Nurse
Sarah Vogel, Oral Health Program Coordinator, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
C: Community Collaboratives Panel Discussion
Goal of the panel: Share information about current collaboratives that are impacting how we work together and support families, talk about how it will impact individuals in accessing services, and explore collaborative opportunities and challenges for our community.
Facilitator: Dr. Kintay Johnson, College of the Redwoods
Jack Bareilles, Grants and Evaluation Administrator Community Schools, Northern Humboldt Union High School District
Heidi Benzonelli, Board Chair, Westside Community Improvement Association
Jessica Osborne-Stafsnes, Chief Operating Officer, North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN)
Cindy Sutcliffe, Program Manager, Family First Prevention Services Act, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
D: Accessing Youth Mental Health Services Presentation
Presentation on how to access mental/behavioral health services for youth.
Jennifer Oliphant, LCSW, Chekws: Hope for Tomorrow Program Director, Two Feathers Native American Family Services
Jennifer Phillips, Behavioral Health Clinician, Children’s Behavioral Health, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
Round 2 (9:45 – 10:30 am):
A: Child Welfare Services Presentation
Overview/101 on Child Welfare Services.
Presenter: Jed Mefford, MSW, Social Worker Supervisor, Child Welfare Services, Workforce Development Program, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
B: United Indian Health Services Presentation
Presentation on clinical services provided at United Indian Health Services, which includes medical, dental, vision, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy, and pharmacy. In addition, Rob will discuss services in Tribal Public Health, which includes the health promotion and education department, nutrition, community health care services, diabetes, transportation, and tribal and cultural health.
Presenter: Rob England, MA, Tribal Public Health Director, United Indian Health Services, Inc.
C: Community Collaboratives Panel Discussion (Continued)
D: Accessing Adult Mental Health Services Presentation
Presentation on how to access mental/behavioral health services for adults.
Presenter: Jack Breazeal, Deputy Branch Director, Behavioral Health, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
Round 3 (11:00 - 11:45 am):
A: CalWORKs Presentation
Presentation on the CalWORKs eligibility program, how to apply for benefits, how to maintain eligibility, and what services and referrals are provided. I will also discuss the Welfare to Work program, including the Family Stabilization program.
Presenter: Alisha Babel Program Manager II, CalWORKs Division of Social Services Branch, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
B: Parenting Classes in the Community Presentation
Presentation on a sampling of parenting classes available in the community, including SafeCare, the Parent Project and Loving Solutions, and Abriendo Puertas.
Charli Perez, Juvenile Diversion Counselor, City of Arcata and The Arcata Police Department (Parent Project and Loving Solutions)
Karina Vazquez Lopez, Child & Family Health Navigator, First 5 Humboldt (Abriendo Puertas)
Angela Winogradov, Supervising Public Health Nurse, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (SafeCare)
C: Substance Use Panel Discussion
Goal of the panel: Share information about what available SUD programs, services, and treatment opportunities look like in Humboldt County, while having an overarching conversation on how to talk about Substance Use disorders (destigmatization, harm reduction, etc.) as non-clinical/front-line staff.
Facilitator: Jessica Osborne-Stafsnes, North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN)
Jeffrey DeVido, MD, MTC, Behavioral Health Clinical Director, Partnership HealthPlan of California
Ray Grosveld, RN, Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist, Open Door Community Health
Michelle Kaufmann, Youth Diversion Coordinator, So Hum Family Resource Center
Michael Weiss, HHS Program Services Coordinator, Public Health – Healthy Communities Division, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
D: Changing Tides Family Services Presentation
Presentation on Changing Tides programs and services, how to access them, what eligibility requirements are, and more.
Presenters: Terri Jensen and Pam Manning, Changing Tides Family Services
Round 4 (11:45 am - 12:30 pm):
A: FRCs & AFACTRs Presentation
Humboldt Network of Family Resource Centers (HNFRC) is a Network of 16 Family and Community Resources Centers located throughout the County. The FRCs/CRCs offer a variety of resources and referrals to help strengthen families. Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) is a local nonprofit that provides a wide range of services to low- and moderate-income residents of Humboldt County, their AFACTR (Assisting Families to Access Change Through Resources) AmeriCorps program places members at local FRCs.
Erika Avendaño, AFACTR AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Redwood Community Action Agency
Adām Netanel, Family Resource Center Coordinator, Foster/McKinney-Vento Liaison, Fortuna Family Resource Center, Fortuna Elementary School District
B: Services for Spanish Speaking Communities Presentation
Find out more about Ama Tu Vecinidad, Healthy Kids Humboldt, Paso a Paso, and English Express in this presentation.
Haydee Hopkins, Social Worker, Paso a Paso Program, Community Health Investment, Providence St. Joseph Health
Mary Ann Hytken, Program Leader/Teacher, English Express
Angelica Lua, Program Coordinator, Ama Tu Vecindad, McKinleyville Family Resource Center
Maria Ortega, Community Health Worker, Healthy Kids Humboldt, Community Health Investment, Providence St. Joseph Health
C: Substance Use Panel Discussion (Continued)
D: Networking & Tabling
Round 5 (1:30 - 2:15 pm):
A: “A Rabbit Noticed My Condition”: Embodied Practices for Sustainability Workshop
Dr. Gina Subia Belton, Core Faculty at Saybrook University, Mind Body Medicine Program
B: Queer Humboldt Programs & Services Presentation
Learn more about services and programs focused on serving LGBTQI+ community members.
Cerberus, Trainer / Presenter, Queer Humboldt
Katie Hodge, Credentialed Trainer, Queer Humboldt
C: Schools as the Cornerstone of Community Panel Discussion
Goal of the panel: Share information about services available in schools, discuss how school-based work impacts how we can support students and families, look at opportunities to better connect with families and children through collaborating with schools, and share some of the future opportunities you are excited about with attendees.
Facilitator: Amy Terrones, MSW, PPSC, So Hum Family Resource Center
Felicia Doherty, Program Manager, School Support, Humboldt County Office of Education
Ronda Evans, Director of Community Schools, Eureka City Schools
Cassi Le-Hue, Director, Resource Center Coordinator & Foster Youth Liaison, Pine Hill/South Bay Family Resource Center, South Bay Union School District
Vanessa Vrtiak, Program Director, School Based Wellness Center Programs, Humboldt Independent Practice Association
D: Networking & Tabling
Round 6 (2:15 - 3:00 pm):
A: Transition Age Youth Programs Presentation
Learn more about the services and programs for transition age youth provided by the Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration
Jessica Coats, Lead Peer Coach, Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC), Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
Sonya Levy-Boyd, LCSW, Supervising Mental Health Clinician, Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC), Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services
B: Housing Programs & Services Presentation
Cheryl will be providing an overview of programs and assistance available through the Housing Authorities of the City of Eureka and County of Humboldt. The housing authorities provide low-income affordable housing units for rent in Eureka, and administer various HUD voucher programs commonly known as “Section 8” that provides rental assistance for clients to rent from landlords and property managers throughout Humboldt County. Anjali will share information about the programs available through Arcata House Partnership.
Cheryl Churchill, Executive Director, Housing Authorities of the City of Eureka and County of Humboldt
Anjali Browning, Director of Programs & Services, Arcata House Partnership
C: Schools as the Cornerstone of Community Panel Discussion (Continued)
D: Partnership HealthPlan of California Programs Presentation
Learn more about the programs and services available through Partnership HealthPlan of California.
Nicole Hartigan, Associate Director of Care Coordination, Partnership HealthPlan of California
Vicky Klakken, MHA, Regional Manager, Partnership HealthPlan of California