Dr. Morales, a longtime advocate for health equity and environmental justice, has worked to enable community-led initiatives to address health equity and also to promote multi-sector approaches to prevent violence. Taking an expansive view of what constitutes health, he has diligently worked to help enable opportunities for youth development, workforce development, college access, supporting prisoner reentry, alternatives to detention, early childhood development, affordable housing and mentoring programming. Dr. Morales, originally from Sanger, California, studied Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and City and Regional Planning at Cornell University.
Diana Garza served as a Field Representative for Assembly Member Connie Conway prior to coming to LCHC. She has worked as a Deputy Probation Officer for the County of San Diego and has extensive experience in social work through her tenure with the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency. Ms. Garza, a Central valley native, holds Associate of Arts degrees in Social Work as well as Liberal Arts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fresno Pacific University.
Health Policy Communications Coordinator
Shayla Spilker coordinates and implements policy and communications efforts for LCHC with a focus on expanding healthcare access and improving community conditions to promote equitable health outcomes among California’s Latino population. Prior to joining LCHC in 2013, Ms. Spilker worked on health equity projects for Prevention Institute in Oakland, CA. She worked in Santiago, Chile, providing HIV/AIDS prevention education to low-income youth and young adults and currently volunteers at the City of Berkeley Public Health Clinic. Ms. Spilker received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.