Community engagement learning collaborative launched

Community engagement learning collaborative launched

Until Feb. 1, 2023, we were Group Health Foundation. This post was written under our former identity. To learn more about our new name, read our announcement here.

Community engagement is one element of our learning plan for 2018. To inform how we think about and plan for community engagement, we’ve brought together a learning collaborative that includes people from across the state who have deep experience and expertise in organizing, mobilizing, and building partnerships.

The collaborative will meet at least three times to discuss ideas for building engagement with communities that is authentic, respectful, meaningful, and centered around community assets. We see this as the first of many learning collaboratives to involve people across the state and gain wisdom that will shape the foundation’s future.

Members include:

  • Diana Avalos Leos, Healthy Living Collaborative of Southwest Washington, Vancouver
  • John Carollo, Volunteers of America Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, Spokane
  • Ubax Ghardeere, City of Seattle Office of Planning and Development, Seattle
  • Jessica Kendall, Transform Health, Leavenworth
  • Christine Lindquist, Washington Healthcare Access Alliance, Seattle (statewide)
  • Luis Manriquez, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Spokane
  • Larry Mattson, Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, Yakima
  • AJ McClure, Global to Local, SeaTac
  • Mary Le Nguyen, Washington Community Action Network, Renton (statewide)
  • Gricelda Ohrazda, Annexes, Wenatchee
  • Lyle Quasim, Black Collective of Tacoma and Pierce County, Tacoma