Patricia Rodriguez, MPH

Patricia Rodriguez is the Co-Founder & CEO of Bayview S.O.L., Director of Operations with SisterWeb Community Doula Network, and a small business owner of SF Parking, LLC in San Francisco. She is a life-long resident of San Francisco who is familiar with the changing demographics and needs of her community. Her passion for community service, dedication to public health, and working with midwives and doulas sparked an idea to create a space of healing and care for marginalized communities, specifically pregnant mothers. Patricia is committed to addressing the economic and social conditions and influences responsible for health inequities in the most vulnerable populations of San Francisco. By recognizing the Social Determinants of Health and eliminating the disparities faced by specifically poor women of color, she has made it her mission, in partnership with other CBOs, to improve health outcomes for those women most at risk.

Patricia holds a Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.  She has over 15 years of healthcare experience, with six years of executive leadership at a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center as the Chief Operating Officer and ten years as a small business owner.

Dr. Jei Africa, PsyD, MSCP, CATC-V

Dr. Jei Africa, PsyD, MSCP, CATC-V, is the Assistant Director of Human Services Agency at the County of San Mateo. He is an innovative thought-leader, strategist and clinician who is passionate about integrating effective culturally responsive practices into the core functioning of County services.

Most recently, Dr. Africa was the Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) at the County of Marin. In his tenure of four and a half years, he focused on expanding community outreach, engagement and access to underserved communities, expanded the continuum of care for justice-involved behavioral health clients and led the acquisition of several critical residential facility projects for residents who have mental health and substance use conditions. He also championed and led many initiatives that resulted in BHRS becoming a more trauma-informed, culturally humble and anti-racist organization.

For over a decade, Dr. Africa served as the Director of the Office of Diversity and Equity with the San Mateo County Health System where he led agency-wide efforts addressing health equity that received State recognition. He spearheaded the development of the first-ever multi-disciplinary behavioral health LGBTQ+ community center, led the health system’s change efforts to enable the collection of SOGI data for all patients, and was instrumental in the opening of a transgender health clinic. Prior to that, he was Clinical Director at Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse and Manager of Youth Treatment Services at Asian American Recovery Services. In addition to his professional work, Dr. Africa was appointed to serve as a founding member of the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission, and currently volunteers with the Alliance for Community Empowerment (ALLICE), an all-Filipino organization that provides free education on healthy relationships. He also served on the board of National Alliance on Mental Illness California (NAMI CA) and the College of Behavioral Health Leadership. Currently, he is a board member of Voices of Recovery-San Mateo and Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc.

Jei Africa holds a Post-doctoral Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology, a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Africa received a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of the Philippines (Manila), in Behavioral Science.

He serves as an adjunct faculty member at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and at the Mabuhay Health Clinic, a free student-run clinic affiliated with the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). He was a member of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) IX. Currently, he is a member of the Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee under the California Department of Public Health. Dr. Africa is a fellow with the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Leadership Institute.

Jei was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinos in the United States (2009) and received the California Statewide Cultural Competence Professional Award (2009) for his leadership, professional contributions, and service promoting health equity and cultural competence. He was celebrated as one of the 2012 LGBT Local Heroes by KQED and Union Bank at the Castro Theater. In 2015, the California Psychological Association awarded him with the Distinguished Humanitarian Contribution Award for his exemplary work in promoting equity and social justice. He received both the Health Equity Changemaker Award from the New Leaders Council of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area Municipal Election Committee (BAYMEC) Service Award in 2017.

Dr. Africa is a licensed clinical psychologist and holds certification in both substance use and trauma, a certified executive coach and a credentialed county senior executive.

He was the first openly transgender county behavioral health director in the state and in the US.

Máire Quinn

Principal & CEO of Quantified Program Management LLC

Wade Chow

Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco

Maggie Roberts

Maggie Roberts was a disability rights lawyer in California for thirty years. She most recently had a private law practice in Oakland, CA specializing in representing children with disabilities in special education cases.  Prior to that, she worked at Disability Rights California as an Associate Managing Attorney.  She provided legal representation to children and adults with disabilities on a variety of issues related to disability rights, including, special education rights, civil rights, and access to community based services. She performed policy work and legislative advocacy related to expanding access to community based mental health and other health services and reducing stigma related to disability. She has given multiple training presentations across California to educate people on the rights and unmet service based needs of individuals with disabilities, as well as teaching self-advocacy to people with disabilities and their families. Before joining Disability Rights California, Maggie had her own law practice in San Francisco specializing in representing homeless individuals with disabilities in SSI benefits claims and appeals.

Maggie graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1990. She holds a B.A. degree in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College.

Prior to attending law school, Maggie worked in public interest agencies supporting at risk women and youth, including working as a counselor at a crisis center for adolescents, working as a counselor at a women’s health clinic, and managing a shelter for women and children subjected to domestic violence.

Maggie retired from the practice of law in 2019. She now devotes her time to providing direct volunteer services through various community based agencies, including San Francisco Suicide Prevention, San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates, and 826 Valencia. Maggie also writes poetry and is writing a play. Maggie is proud to be a member of the Board of Directors of RAMS.

Lee Hsu

Lee Hsu has taught edtech and computer skills to K-5 children in SF public schools since 2015. He served on the SFMTA Board of Directors from 2016-2019. He is currently serving as president of the West Portal Merchants Association and was a past president of the Greater West Portal Neighborhood Association. Lee is co-owner of the Coder School SF, which has locations on West Portal Ave and Clement St.

Anoshua Chaudhuri, PhD

Health Economist, Department Chair & Professor, San Francisco State University, Dept. of Economics