Dr. Cio Hernández, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Marriage Family Therapist in California and Hawaii. In her clinical practice, she specializes in psychological evaluations for immigration, childhood development, adolescent sexual assault, family violence prevention, and offers EMDR Therapy to replace haunting memories with a new outlook on life. Member of the Institutional Review Board for the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute. Teacher of Law and Ethics, Health Equity, and other mental health courses. Founder of the Marin Latino Health Policy Partnership.Public Information Officer on the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services Emergency Management Team. After serving nine years for the Marin First 5 Commission, she joined the Contra Costa First 5 Commission. Her advocacy, strong relationship building skills, and bilingual ability are relied upon by communities throughout the Bay Area. Dr. Hernandez received her doctorate from UC Davis in Health Care leadership, where she designed an App to reduce test taking anxiety. Most importantly, she is a mom of a 19-year-old son who is attending at Seattle University.
Barbara Clifton Zarate, MPH, has worked in human service for over three decades. Her current work focuses on Covid-19 response. She is a spiritual activist, drum keeper for the White Buffalo Woman Council Drum, a mother and grandmother. She has devoted her personal and professional life to ensuring the visibility, protection, and healing of all sentient beings.