Live Well Champions

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Live Well Champions - Annual Report

Individuals and stakeholders are driving change in our region through continuous collaboration and by building new connections and relationships over time to address issues of concern and impact the greater good.

In our 2022 Annual Report, we have highlighted some exceptional examples of community leaders that are bringing the public and other organizations together to create change. These are our Live Well Champions - the “boots on the ground” that are making things happen to improve your well-being and the health of your community.

Claudine Van Gonka - Continuous Collaboration - HEALTH
Alex - Community Engagement - HEALTH
Hassan Abdirahman & Carol Lewis - Continuous Collaboration - SAFETY
Kat Durant - Community Engagement - SAFETY
Jessica Geiszler - Continuous Collaboration - THRIVING
Annamarie Montecina Till - Community Engagement - THRIVING


Live Well San Diego Public Health Champions

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency honored 17 people and organizations in April 2023 as Public Health Champions for their work in advancing public health and protecting and promoting the health and safety of San Diegans.

The awards coincided with National Public Health Week. The annual observance is an initiative of the American Public Health Association and ran from April 3 to April 9.

Some of the award winners included state Senate Toni G. Atkins D-San Diego; City of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria; Tamera Kohler, Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Task Force on Homelessness and Hala Madanat, Vice President for Research and Innovation at San Diego State University.

The 17 winners honored were people or organizations in San Diego County for their outstanding contributions in preventing disease or injury and promoting public health. The awards included Director’s Awards; Public Health Services Awards for individuals and organizations; and Aging and Independence Services and Regional Awards.


County of San Diego Employees

County of San Diego employees are champions of Live Well San Diego - supporting healthy, safe and thriving individuals and communities in the work they do. Representing all County business groups, their efforts align with the Live Well San Diego Top 10 Indicators, the framework selected to measure Live Well San Diego's impact.

View the sections below to learn more about each Live Well San Diego Champion.

Cynthia Uribe: Champion of Public Health Nurse
Nicholas Martinez: Champion Park Project Manager & Housing Program Analyst
Cheryl Wegner: Champion Volunteer Coordinator
Angelica Fortin: Champion Principal Librarian
Evan Paymard: Champion Human Services Specialist
Nikesha Hazel: Champion Housing Specialist
Marilyn Thompson: Champion Physical Therapist
Andy Hamilton: Champion Air Quality Specialist
Xochitl Stockton: Champion Care Transitions Coach
Noor Zoma: Champion Human Services Specialist
Public Safety Group: Champion Probation Officers
Pamela Jordan: Champion Election Processor
Tiffany Shileds: Champion Animal Care Attendant
Timothy Mathues: Champion Senior HR Analyst
Edgar A. Poe: Champion Morale Director