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Post: Chronic Stress and Adversity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared a bold message: negative childhood experiences, also known as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), have long lasting health effects throughout the lifespan of an individual.  Chronic and unpredictable stress-inducing events are linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, and early death.  Exposure to such events include: absence … Continued

Bio: Brigitte Garcia

Brigitte Garcia began her administrative career at Davies Medical Center in 1989. When Metta Fund was created, she became its Director of Administration, the role she continues to fill today. In that capacity, she serves as liaison to the Board of Directors; oversees all office management functions; and also acts as the Assistant Secretary of … Continued

Bio: Catherine Collen

Catherine Collen is the Program and Grants Officer at Metta Fund. She brings over 15 years of programmatic and grants management experience in the philanthropic sector along with a deep commitment to supporting community health and social justice efforts. Prior to Metta Fund, Catherine worked at Tides in a variety of roles over her decade-long … Continued

Bio: Sandy Mori

Ms. Mori retired December 2009 as the Development Director for Kimochi, Inc.  She is the co-founder of the organization which was started in 1971.  Kimochi, Inc. is a non-profit community-based organization serving the Japanese American and Japanese-speaking elderly in Northern California and seniors in the Western Addition/Richmond/Sunset districts of San Francisco.  She is also a … Continued

Bio: James Loyce

Mr. Loyce is a public health and non-profit professional and advocate with over 35 years of experience. He began his career in clinical staff positions progressing over time to the role of Executive Director/CEO. He is also the co-founder of The Black Coalition on AIDS. He has been involved in local, state and federal health … Continued