Christy A. Carlson

Group Program Manager,
County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency,
Agency Compliance Office

Christy started her professional career overseeing service operations in a high-tech manufacturing company, where she generated profit in under five years. In 2004, Christy introduced the Baldrige performance excellence principles in her first role at the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, then later as a Senior Auditor in the Chief Auditor Office.

Christy is native of Southern California, and has lived in San Diego since attending UCSD for her undergraduate degree. She obtained an Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, maintains non-practicing Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Control Self-Assessment licenses, and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional through the Compliance Certification Board.  In her spare time, Christy enjoys practicing her at home cooking skills for her husband of 20 years and two teenage sons, as well as playing constant games of fetch with her two German Shepherds. 



Kussy Mackenzie

Strategy Analyst,
University of California San Diego Health

Kussy Mackenzie leads network development with community health centers, conducts health policy impact analysis, and facilitates equitable access to primary and specialty care for underserved patients. Prior to joining the Strategy team, she spent 6 years with the UCSD Center for Community Health. As an Evaluation Research Analyst, her work focused on community-clinic linkage initiatives to address socioeconomic and racial disparities in childhood obesity, heart disease, and stroke within San Diego’s communities of color. She also led proposal development to support community based interventions and longitudinal research studies.




Beth Johnson

Director of Strategic Initiatives
2-1-1 San Diego

Beth is responsible for managing projects focused on nationwide promotion of 2-1-1 San Diego’s Community Information Exchange and supporting military and veteran initiatives. Prior to joining 2-1-1 San Diego, Beth was a director at AcademyHealth, managing collaborative learning networks for researchers and communities to share best practices, challenges, and lessons learned around the use and exchange of electronic data to improve population health and patient outcomes. Beth earned an Master of Public Health degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Music from the University of Richmond.