2013 Conference Presentations


CWDA 2013 Conference Presentations

For a full lineup of CWDA’s 2013 Conference sessions and speakers, see the on-site program brochure. The following list is limited to speakers who shared visual presentations.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Culture Change and Health Happen Here

  • Dr. Bob Ross, President, The California Endowment and Member of the California Health Benefit Exchange Board

CalFresh SNAP-Ed – Beyond the Benefit

Poverty Among AAPI Communities

  • Josh Ishimatsu, Director of Research and Capacity Building, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

CalWORKs Subsidized Employment

Building a Trauma Informed Child Welfare System

  • Lisa Conradi, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
  • Brent Crandal, Ph.D., Psychologist, Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego

Aging Experiences Among LGBT

  • Dr. Brian de Vries, Ph.D., Professor of Gerontology, San Francisco State University

Social Service Financing 101

  • Terrie Concellos, Deputy Director of Administrative Services, Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services
  • Patrice Dietrich, Assistant Director for Finance and Operations, Chief Financial Officer, Stanislaus County Community Services Agency
  • Robert Manchia, Deputy Director of Finance, San Mateo County Human Services Agency

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sexually Exploited Minors – Who Are These Children?

Strategies to Improve CalFresh Participation and Program Access

County Customer Service – How Can I Help You Today?

Health Care Reform in California – Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

  • Dylan Roby, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and Director of Health Economics and Evaluation Research, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Enhancing Services in APS and IHSS

  • Diane Kaljian, Adult and Aging Services Director, Sonoma County Human Services Department
  • Cheryl Ford, Public Health Nurse Manager, Solano County Older and Disabled Adult Services
  • Shireen McSpadden, Deputy Director, San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services
  • Lisa Shiner, Deputy Director, Riverside County Adult Services


  • Nick Honey, Director, Sonoma County Family, Youth and Children’s Services
  • Felix Escalante, Site Coordinator, VOICES Sonoma
  • Mitch Findley, Founding Member, VOICES Sonoma
  • Leslie Medine, Founder, On the Move

Health Care Reform – Implications and Considerations for Mental Health and Substance Use

The “How To” of Data and Horizontal Integration

Creative Community Action Partnerships that Produce Innovative Results

After 18 Services (AB 12) – Implementation and Practice in Youth Engagement

Challenges and Opportunities in the Coordinated Care Initiative

Telework – Can it Work in Your County?

  • Susan Loew, Director of Administration, Riverside County Department of Public Social Services and CWDA Vice President
  • June Hutchison, Deputy Director, San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department
  • Dana Lofton, Senior Administrative Analyst, Administrative Services Division, Riverside County Department of Public Social Services
  • Tiana Wertheim, Senior Analyst, Human Services Agency of San Francisco

Stabilizing Families in a More Customized Way

Health, Healthcare and Human Services – What’s Next?

  • Steve Hornberger, Senior Associate, LTG Associates, Inc., and former Director of Behavioral Health, Child Welfare League of America

Friday, October 4, 2013

Remembering Your Staff – The Key to First Class Customer Service

  • Kouji Nakata, Founding Partner and Director of Consulting, LJG Partners

Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete

  • Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education, San Francisco State University, and Director, Educational Equity Initiative at the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (ISEEED)