EVETTE DE LUCA
Evette has served in the social impact sector for 18 years, most recently as executive director of Partners for Better Health. Recognizing that the world needs positive transformation now, she launched Social Impact Artists with her husband Piero. Prior to PBH, Evette served as executive director of Latino Health Collaborative and Foothill Family Shelter. She also co-designed and launched the Center for Civic Policy and Leadership. Evette excels at community empowerment strategies, proposal writing and creating innovative social impact strategies with tailored funding streams. Evette began her impact career at the Jenesse Center in South L.A., where she worked with domestic violence survivors for seven years. She holds an M.A. in Social Impact from Claremont Lincoln University and a B.A. from UCLA in History with an emphasis on Latin American Studies. Evette's passions are health equity, impactful storytelling + positive transformation in the world.
PIERO DE LUCA
Piero is an entrepreneur and film maker with more than 15 years of production experience that began in Hollywood as a film editor and culminated with his groundbreaking Mad Fabricators series. He is also the creator and owner of Motornation.TV, an online streaming network. He travels nationally and internationally filming and chronicaling the stories of artists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. He is also a seasoned website and digital platform developer. His corporate work includes, Galpin Auto Sports, Harley Davidson, Chase, Walmart , Baileigh Industrial and Stromberg. Piero enjoys exploring innovative ideas through film and creating, building and conceptualizing practical solutions to complex challenges. The current state of national and world affairs impels Piero to turn his lens towards more socially-conscious subjects, compelling him to work with health equity groups since 2014 and co-launching The Social Impact Artists in 2017.
Monique is a User Experience Research Strategist who brings over 15 years experience in working with all types of users and their product needs. Her passions include designing better health care, food systems and public transportation experiences. She develops qualitative and quantitative studies to test websites, software applications, and products. Her expertise includes: gathering business & user requirements, developing a UX strategy, wireframing, prototyping, presenting in-depth analysis in cogent & understandable highlights to executives, gaging analytics and KPIs, and designing for SEO optimization. Her clients include: Comcast, NBC Universal, Sony, Valley Metro, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online, Design Center, Jurupa Unified School District and ADP. She holds an M.A. in Information Studies and a B.A in English, both from UCLA.
DEDE KOSSIWA TETEH
Dede is a public health professional with a wide breadth of experience across academia, research, policy development, and strategic communications. Through her work in community advocacy and prevention, as well as several roles at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she has cultivated an interest in sustainable public health infrastructure and building healthier communities, particularly in underserved populations. With both a Master of Public Health in Health Education & Promotion (Morehouse School of Medicine, 2011), Doctor of Public Health in Health Education (Loma Linda University, 2017), and two adjunct professorship roles, she has first-hand experience in community and population based research. Her research focuses on understanding the relationship between chemicals in hair products and breast cancer incidence for Black women from an epidemiologic and laboratory science perspective.
Tavis holds a degree in administration. Originally from Oaxaca Mexico, Tavis specializes in effective, authentic community engagement with a focus on Latinx communities. She supports the Zūm Up! Equity intervention and Ontario Together Transformative Climate Communities community engagement program.
Tavis lives and raises her family in Ontario and is also a Zūm Up! health coach. Her passions include her family, teaching Zumba and advancing health and equity in her community. Tavis holds a degree in administration from Academia Antequera.
Erica was born and raised in CA. The only child of two caring immigrant parents, she enjoys working as a community engagement specialist because it fills her with joy to help many of those in the community who do not speak English. She enjoys using her second language, Spanish, to educate and inform Latinx community members about health and social improvement opportunities. She was fortunate to have a loving mother who taught her to help others and to love her Mexican heritage. Her mom passed away from colon cancer in 2017. Supporting community has helped her cope with the sadness and emptiness one feels after losing a loved one. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Cal Poly Pomona.
TIMOTHY P. JORGENSON
Tim grew up in Woodburn, Oregon, a little town nestled in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest. Immediately after high school he enlisted in the Navy, working as an aviation electrician and traveling the world. After a decade of service, he discovered that his calling in life lay outside the ranks of the military. He holds a bachelor's in Liberal Studies and a master's in applied psychology. He serves as grant associate and workshop facilitator for SIA. His favorite hobbies include reading, cooking, traveling, and charcoal drawing.