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Jackie Kaslow, DrPH, MPH

Program Director

Dr. Kaslow serves as the Red Medicine Tobacco Prevention Project (RMTPP), Project Director. Dr. Kaslow’s tribal lineage is Miwok, Nissenan-Maidu, and Pit River.
Dr. Kaslow has 20 years’ experience in public health and health care services delivery. Her career in health began at UCLA in 1998 in clinic operations, continuing education for health professionals, and bench to clinic translational research. In 2008, she joined the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) as the Director of Family and Community Health Services. In 2014, she left CRIHB and pursued her doctorate in public health. In 2017, she resumed her public health practice at UCD Center for Health Care Policy Research on the CA Quits project. CA Quits is a statewide health care systems change initiative to integrate evidence-based tobacco treatment in publicly funded hospital clinic systems and FQHC.
BA: English/Geography, Environmental Sciences, UCLA (1996)
MPH, Community Health Sciences: UCLA (2005)
DrPH, Harvard School of Public Health (2018) 

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Sonia Serrano-Garcia

Program Coordinator

Sonia Serrano-Garcia was born and raised in San Jose, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Merced. Throughout her undergraduate career, she became interested in learning more about smoking disparities among underrepresented populations. As a result, she became an undergraduate intern for the Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC) at UC Merced. The NCPC conducts research that looks at the thoughts and feelings of rural California residents in the San Joaquin Valley regarding current tobacco and cannabis policy.

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Celena Donahue

Communications & Education Coordinator

Celena Donahue is Pueblo Indian, and her family is Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk. She was raised on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in rural northeastern Humboldt County. She graduated from California State University of Sacramento in 2008. Celena worked on multiple cross-functional initiatives addressing clinical quality and service improvement programs where she developed programs targeted to improve STAR Ratings, HEDIS, Health Outcome Survey, and other identified performance measures for Commercial/Marketplace, Medicare, and the Medi-Cal population . She also has 17 years in Clinical Pathology and has been working in Public Health for over a decade which she has successfully collaborated with numerous tribes, Indian Health Services (IHS), community clinics, and different stakeholders in the healthcare community over the past several years. As a result of her collaborative efforts there has been a significant increase in health and cancer screenings. She has a vested interest in tribal communities and minimizing the healthcare disparities in these communities. She has strong ties through a plethora of tribal communities where she has served as a community member and healthcare professional. Celena currently volunteers and serves as a Chair and Board member for several tribal coalitions, boards, and committees. 

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