Program Director

Dr. Kaslow serves the Native Star Foundations as the Interim Executive Director and 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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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.


Communications & Education Coordinator

A graduate of San Francisco State University, he received a BA in Film Production and has been producing films for over 20 years. An award-winning filmmaker, he founded Hokan Media LLC in 1997 as a means to produce social issue documentary and narrative films that have shown both nationally and internationally.  As an independent producer he has promoted and marketed is own films and developed social and educational engagement strategies.  He also teaches hands-on digital filmmaking workshops to at-risk tribal youth. He helped establish KUAV 105.1 LP-FM on the Quechan reservation and is a content producer for the station. His recently completed documentary, Chasing Voices: The Story of John Peabody Harrington, supported by California Humanities’ California Documentary Project Grant, is set to broadcast nationally on PBS 2021.  Daniel is an enrolled member of the Quechan Indian Nation, Winterhaven CA.