Kimberlynn Acevedo, MPH
Kimberlynn Acevedo, MPH is the Program Supervisor for the signature CoE Young Women’s Health & Leadership Program, which includes the Youth Steering Committee and the Young Women’s Health & Leadership Summit. She is responsible for the development and implementation of the youth curriculum; maintaining our partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, and the development of relationships with community organizations. She brings expertise in youth program development as she teaches young women and non-binary youth public health tools to discuss and respond to health disparities and injustices in their communities. She teaches our youth how to heal their wounds as an act of resistance while developing their knowledge, agency, and personal power to emerge as conduits for change in their own lives and in their communities. Kimberlynn is a member of the UCSF Committee on LGBT Issues, San Francisco Adolescent Health Working Group Steering Committee and the Alliance for Girls Meeting Girls Initiative Task force. Kimberlynn received her Bachelor’s in Arts at Barnard College, Columbia University and her Master’s in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health.
Chelsea Chatin is a Program Coordinator for the Young Women’s Health and Leadership Programs. She facilitates the Youth Steering Committee and the organization of the Young Women’s Health and Leadership Summit. Additionally, Chelsea supports the Serenity Series art exhibits in the Center of Excellence and manages the youth section of our website. Chelsea started at the CoE in 2014 as an intern from San Francisco State University’s Health Education department. After completing her fieldwork and obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Chelsea was hired to coordinate our Innovators in Young Women’s Health Program.
Nancy Elgort is the Operations Manager for the CoE. Prior to joining UCSF, Nancy was a creative director in the gift industry and owner of two craft stores in the Bay area. She came to UCSF in 2014 with the desire to cultivate art in a healthcare environment. In addition to managing daily operations for the CoE, Nancy creates and manages visual displays designed to enhance the healing environment throughout the Women’s Health Center. As the liaison between outside vendors and the facility, Nancy is responsible for beautification projects including the Living Wall, the Healing Garden, the Serenity Art Exhibition and window displays. She works closely with various UCSF departments, Clinical Administrative Directors and Clinical Practice Managers on the needs of the Women’s Health clinics in the Women’s Health Center to manage maintenance issues and renovation projects. In addition, Nancy organizes and hosts special CoE events held for the building and the community.
Loreen Hanak has been a Program Coordinator for the CoE since 2016, but has worked in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at UCSF for 27 years. She coordinates financial activities with vendors including processing and tracking purchase orders, invoices and payments. She manages the 3 conference rooms located in the Women’s Health Building. Loreen provides vital assistance with the organization for the annual Young Women’s Health & Leadership Summit including coordination with the SFUSD for transportation for the youth. She contributes her enthusiasm, creativity and event planning skills on special projects throughout the year such as The Mount Zion Teaching Kitchen, National Women’s Health Week, Food for Life Project, miscellaneous building celebrations and many other ongoing special events.
Nancy Milliken, MD
Nancy Milliken, MD is the Founding Director of the UCSG National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is Vice Dean Emerita of the UCSF School of Medicine and Professor Emerita, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and reproductive Sciences.
In 1996, Dr. Milliken led a multidisciplinary team is successfully competing for one of the first National Centers of Excellence (CoE) in Women’s Health designations by the Federal Office of Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. Under her leadership, the UCSF CoE has developed multiple partnerships within USCF and the communities it serves and galvanized support for initiatives with impact locally, nationally and globally. The CoE’s success has included: advancing research in women’s health, implementing models of comprehensive women-focused clinical care, promoting partnerships with women and their communities on relevant health issues, designing women’s health curricula for the training of the next generation, and developing leadership potential and opportunities for women. Read more
Ramona Webb is a Poet-in-Residence at the CoE working at the intersections of performance art, culture change and improved communications around gender and racial/ethnic disparities and health disparities. She has been the MC at the Young Women’s Health & Leadership Summit for the past 8 years and a regular workshop leader for the Youth Steering Committee teaching the youth how to amplify their authentic voice.
Scholar practitioner, teaching performance artist and Afro-Creek queer activist Ramona “Mona” Webb serves as the Assistant Artistic Director of San Francisco’s Queer Cultural Center which is the producer of the National Queer Arts Festival. Mona formerly served as Artistic Director of Project ABLE and Lyrical Minded415, which is an Art Based Learning for Equity seasonal course implemented in SFUSD’s Title I Neglected school sites. For 10 years Mona served as poetry Slammaster of San Francisco. Read more
Judy Young, MPH
Judy Young, MPH is the Executive Director at the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.
Judy joined UCSF in 2006 to be the Program Director for Fostering Excellence in Women’s Health, a multi-year, multi-million dollar national program that enhanced academic-community partnerships in women’s health across the national network of Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health. Beginning in 2009, she assumed responsibility for our Young Women’s Health and Leadership Programs. With her expertise and experience in education and community work, Judy re-envisioned the goals and curriculum of these youth programs and deepened our partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and other community organizations. Under her leadership, the program received a commendation from San Francisco Unified School District and the UCSF University Community Partnerships Annual Excellence in Partnership Award. Most importantly over 3500 young women have been inspired and expanded their vision of their own possibilities. Read more