Community Partners

Community Research Partners

Community Partners

CHAMACOS Advisory Structure

Community Advisory Board Members

  • Fernando Armenta, Monterey County Supervisor District 1
  • Jim Bogart, Grower-Shipper Association
  • Maximilliano Cuevas, Executive Director, CSVS
  • Norm Groot, Executive Director, Monterey County Farm Bureau
  • Jesús Lopez, SCORE
  • Mike Meuter, CRLA
  • Maricruz Ladino, Farmworker representative
  • Eric Lauritzen, Agricultural Commissioner Monterey County
  • Paula Placencia, Lideres Campesinas
  • Simon Salinas, Monterey County Supervisor District 3
  • Sergio Sanchez,  Salinas City Councilmember District 1
  • Dan Shapiro, Associate Professor CSU Monterey Bay
  • Ed Moreno, Monterey County Public Health Officer
  • Valerie Bengal, Natividad Medical Center
  • John Silva, Natividad Medical Center
  • A rotating member of the CHAMACOS Youth Community Council (currently, Ramon Jimenez)

Agricultural Council

  • Jim Bogart, Grower-Shipper Association
  • Norm Groot, Executive Director, Monterey County Farm Bureau
  • Eric Lauritzen, Agricultural Commissioner Monterey County
  • Abbey Taylor Silva, Grower-Shipper Association
  • Carolyn O’Donnell, California Strawberry Commission
  • Dan Legard, California Strawberry Commission
  • Larry Jacobs, Jacobs Farms

Youth Community Council

  • Javier Cardenas
  • Jesús Cardenas
  • Ramon Jimenez
  • Gonzalo Meza
  • Maria Molinero
  • Carolina Mundo
  • Eduardo Mundo
  • Melissa Quintero
  • José Ramirez
  • Victor Ramirez
  • Carlos Vera
  • Irene Vera

External Scientific Advisory Board Members

  • Larry Kushi, Sc.D., Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • Michael Lipsett, J.D./M.D., Chief of the Environmental Health Investigations Branch, CA DPH
  • Robert Wright, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Mt.Sinai Hospital
  • A rotating member of the Community Advisory Board (currently Ed Moreno, Monterey County Public Health Officer)
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