California Adolescent Health Collaborative (Oakland, CA)


  • Name:Sharon Kosch

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:California Adolescent Health Collaborative
  • Address:555 12th Street, 10th Floor
    Oakland, CA 94607
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:510-834-4433

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:510-834-4344

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The California Adolescent Health Collaborative (AHC) is a public-private statewide collaborative with the goal of increasing understanding and support for adolescent health and wellness in California. As a coalition of representatives from public and private agencies, we are committed to a comprehensive, assets-based, multidisciplinary approach to improving the health and well being of California youth.

  • History:
  • The Collaborative grew out of the initiative, commitment, and perseverance of a core group of individuals who attended a four-state conference held in 1995 to review states' efforts to promote adolescent health. At that time, there was no existing statewide organization in California with a mission to address adolescent health and well being from a non-categorical, multidisciplinary perspective. This core group continued to meet regularly and involve new members. By January, 2001, with support from the California State Department of Health Services Maternal and Child Health Branch, the AHC released California's first statewide strategic plan for adolescent health, Investing in Adolescent Health: A Social Imperative for California's Future. The plan has served as a model for adolescent health initiatives in California’s counties and in other states. A sixteen-member Steering Committee of statewide experts in adolescent health and wellness guides the work and focus of the Collaborative.

  • Year established:1995
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:0
  • Advisory board size:16
  • Staff size:5

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Susan J. Rabinovitz, RN, MPH (Co-Chair)
    Associate Director
    Division of Adolescent Medicine
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

    Marlo Simmons, MPH (Co-Chair)
    Adolescent Health Coordinator
    Department of Public Health and
    Department of Children, Youth and Their Families

    Claire Brindis, DrPH
    Associate Director, National Adolescent Health Information Center
    University of California, San Francisco

    Beth Chaton Ed.D.
    TAPESTRY Program Coordinator
    Humboldt County Office of Education

    Charlene Clemens, MPA
    Division Director Children, Youth and Family Division
    Family Service Agency of San Francisco

    Joel Cohen
    Policy & Community Education Director
    Dental Health Foundation

    Robert Gilchick, MD, MPH
    Director, Child and Adolescent Health
    Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Programs
    County of Los Angeles Public Health

    Rebecca Gudeman, JD, MPA
    Senior Attorney
    National Center for Youth Law

    Esperanza Macias
    Executive Director
    Health Initiatives for Youth

    Tomás Magaña, MD, MA, FAAP
    Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine
    Program Director, FACES for the Future
    Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland

    Mark Mitchinson
    Coordinator, HIV Prevention Education Program Siskiyou County Office of Education

    Nicole Monastersky Maderas, MPH
    Program Administrator,
    Pharmacy Access Partnership

    Matt Moyer, MPH
    Project Coordinator, Division of Adolescent Medicine
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

    Karen Ramstrom, DO, MSPH
    Policy Development Chief Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Program
    Center for Family Health
    California Department of Public Health

    Michael Smith
    Field Coordinator
    California Association of School Health Centers

    Eileen Yamada, MD, MPH
    Immunization Branch
    California Department of Public Health

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Sandi Goldstein, MPH
    Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Robin Kirkpatrick, LCSW, MPH
    Adolescent Health Analyst

    Virginia Duplessis, MSW
    Adolescent Health Analyst

    Sharon Kosch
    Conference Coordinator


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:None
  • IRS Section:
  • Tax ID:00-0000000