Meet Our Board

Corinne

Corinne Quinn, MSPH, MCHES

President

Corinne L. Quinn, MSPH, MCHES (Master of Science in Public Health, Master Certified Health Education Specialist) is currently a student at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA.  Born and raised in Vallejo, CA, Corinne attended Santa Catalina School for Girls, a private, Catholic boarding high school in…

…Monterey, CA.  She received her BA in Pan-African Studies/Pre Medical Studies from Barnard College in New York, NY in 1998 and her MS in Public Health from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA in 2005.  Corinne has coordinated and managed nutrition education/obesity prevention programs geared primarily toward low income African-American and Latino individuals in various community based organizations including The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and Vallejo City Unified School District.  She is an active volunteer within several community based organizations including First Presbyterian Church, Vallejo and The Girl Scouts of Northern California.  Corinne enjoys working with children and their families, equipping them with knowledge, tools, and resources to live healthier, more productive lives. 

Desiree

Desiree Miranda, CPH, MPH

Board Treasurer

Desiree Miranda is a devoted public health professional actively involved in strengthening and empowering individuals, families, and communities within Solano County by organizing and facilitating community outreach events focused on health education and skill building; expanding and maintaining collaboration with community members and partners through coordination of community…

...resources; and applying knowledge and expertise of evidence-based and community-based participatory research approaches. Being born and raised in Vallejo, California, Desiree witnesses first-hand how social, economic, and environmental factors greatly impact the health of underserved communities. Grounded by the principles of social justice and ethical leadership, Desiree has spent over 4 years of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating various health promotion and youth development programs for institutions and organizations like Vallejo City Unified School District, Solano County Public Health, Touro University California, American Heart Association Hawaii, and Fighting Back Partnership.

Desiree has served as IHS Board Member since 2018, initially developing marketing and fundraising flyers and brochures for events such as ‘A Night of Cooking’, ‘Healthy Eating on a Budget’, and ‘Food Smart’ Senior Nutrition Classes. Currently, she holds a position as Board Treasurer, working closely with IHS’ CFO to help manage financial affairs and monitor the organization’s financial performance, which involves reconciliation of bank statements, reviewing program revenue and expenses, and ensuring tax filings are submitted on a timely basis. Her other responsibilities as Board Treasurer include preparing and reporting annual budget and financial summaries to Board Members at quarterly meetings, and consulting with IHS Administration and Board Members on financial and fundraising strategies by evaluating financial policies, approving budgets, and reviewing financial reports.

Desiree graduated from California State University Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, concentrating in Community Health Education, and a Master of Public Health degree, concentrating in Community Health from Touro University California. She was also a 2018-2019 Social Justice in Public Health Fellow and a recipient of the Social Justice in Public Health scholarship.

In addition to being IHS’ Board Treasurer, Desiree enjoys traveling to new places, spending time in her garden, going on long hiking trips with friends, crabbing on her kayak, and creating healthy alternatives of various cultural dishes for her and her family.

Kathy

Katherine Hawksworth

Secretary

Katherine Hawksworth is a Program Manager with the Center for Wellness and Nutrition, a program of the Public Health Institute. Ms. Hawksworth provides training and technical assistance to schools, health departments, and community members to create healthier environments via policies and best practices. Ms. Hawksworth has experience

...in curriculum development, training design and facilitation, and works to address school and community nutrition, physical activity, and other wellness topics through an equity and social justice lens.

Ms. Hawksworth has a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and a Minor in Health Education and a Master in Public Health from San Francisco State University

Board Member 2

Sela Gaglia

Sela joins the board if IHS with more than twenty years of experience in non-profit management, higher education and philanthropic fundraising.

In her early career, Sela served as the Training Director of an internationally acclaimed organization providing high-impact programs to approximately 100,000 students annually across the US, Canada and Europe. Sela acted as the organization’s primary spokesperson, …

…while providing oversite to curriculum and professional development, sales, client relations, and fundraising, growing the organization’s impact by more than 300% during her tenure. In 2015, Sela joined San Jose State University, first in the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering—the largest supplier of engineering talent to Silicon Valley and later in University Advancement fundraising for cutting edge research, scholarship, student support and social impact. She derives great satisfaction from building bridges and creatively leveraging opportunities for a more equitable and just world. Sela earned her Master’s of Fine Arts in Fiction in 2018. Her thesis focuses on the intersection of education, technology, diversity and philanthropy. She is the mother of three sons, whom she created with being her biggest teachers. In her free time, she can usually be found at a baseball field or practicing yoga.

Franny

Franny Wong, MS

Franny has been working with IHS for more than five years. When she first joined the team, Franny managed several programs in Napa and Solano counties ranging from workplace wellness and student wellness activities, school gardens, and nutrition education campaigns. During her tenure in this role, she managed coalitions to drive policy...

…and systems change, and created sustainable operational efficiencies in the counties she served. In 2017, Franny began working with the Children’s Council of San Francisco managing the Federal Food Program and HEAL programs for childcare homes. She also co-chaired Shape Up SF, a city-wide coalition addressing health equity issues. In addition to her role at IHS, Franny also works at Aduro where she helps unlock human potential in the workplace by connecting people with the support and community they need to grow and flourish. She loves rock climbing, spending time at the beach with her Great Dane (Pickles), and eating bahn mi sandwiches from Dinosaurs in San Francisco. Franny has a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Sheffield and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology from UC Santa Barbara.