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Conference Program


Neola Crosby, Reentry Coordinator, Alameda County Probation Department

Hon. Ursula Jones Dixon, Assistant Presiding Judge - Juvenile Division, Supervising Judge of Dependency, Alameda Superior Court

Michael Gibson, Executive Director, EMS Corp

Rebecca Gebhart, Interim Director, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Ericka Huggins, Educator, Activist, and Former Political Prisoner, Peralta Community College District

Steve Jackson, Alameda County Community Corrections Partnership Community Advisory Board, Centerpoint

J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Senior Pastor, Allen Temple Church

Wendy Still, Chief, Alameda County Probation Department


  • GRANTEE: Youth UpRising
  • INNOVATION: Youth Voices for Service Providers
  • PRESENTER: L. Aaron Smith, Senior Career Coach


  • GRANTEE: Roots of Labor Birth Collective
  • INNOVATION PROJECT: The Community Doula Project
  • PRESENTER: Monica R. McLemore Assistant Professor, UCSF


  • GRANTEE: The Reset Foundation
  • INNOVATION PROJECT: Stakeholder Empowerment, and Retention
  • PRESENTER: Khalid Elahi, Life Skills Coach


  • GRANTEE: Centerforce
  • INNOVATION PROJECT: A Provider Training to Support Successful Reentry to Alameda County
  • PRESENTER: Julie Lifshay, Project Director


  • GRANTEE: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • INNOVATION PROJECT: A Fair Hiring Strategy for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
  • PRESENTER: Kristina Harootun, Attorney


  • GRANTEE: California Institute For Behavioral Health Services
  • INNOVATION PROJECT: Medi-Cal Readiness Certification Dashboard (MRCD): A Tool for Assessing Agency Capacity and Readiness for Billing Medi-Cal for Specialty Mental Health Services
  • PRESENTER: Karen Kurasaki, PhD, Sr. Associate, Kristee Haggins, PhD, Sr. Associate