Team Members


Shadeh Rassoulkhani

Shadeh Rassoulkhani is native to San Diego and a recent graduate with a Master of Public Health, concentrating in health promotion and behavioral science from San Diego State University. She also completed her bachelors in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara in 2016 and has enjoyed working with diverse populations in San Diego since then. Shadeh…

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Jennifer Fuentecilla

Serving as a director of programs in a diverse array of organizations, ranging from Planned Parenthood to First United Methodist Church Chula Vista, Jennifer is an experienced community leader. Jennifer has a track record of success in leading educational, outreach and community building programs in San Diego County. Jennifer’s mission is to empower and inspire…

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Wendy Mejia

Wendy Mejia is a native to San Diego. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University in 2016. Shortly after, she joined the Center for Healthier Communities as a Safe Routes to School intern. Wendy continued to grow into other roles within the Center and has now transitioned to the role…

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Candice Fee

Candice has over 15 years of experience as a counselor, teacher, school administrator, and educational consultant. With a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling, she has dedicated her career to engaging students in experiences that give them the confidence and competence needed for success. Candice believes in the philosophy…

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Alicia Wood

Alicia Wood was born and raised in Seattle, WA but came to California in 2003 to attend Chapman University. She majored in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. After college, Alicia worked at the Braille Institute in Anaheim running an after school program for blind and visually impaired children. After moving around Orange County…

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Shelli Brown

Shelli Brown has been working with and for youth and families in a variety of settings for over twenty years. Ms. Brown’s interest in impacting young people and families took root in San Diego where she worked for the San Diego Unified School District as a teacher’s aide and counseling aide shortly after graduating from…

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Mary Beth Moran

Mary Beth joined Rady Children’s Hospital in 2007 as the Manager of Injury Prevention Programs in the Center for Healthier Communities. This was an expansion of her career as a physical therapist in which she could serve a broader population with preventative, public health programs. Mary Beth practiced physical therapy for 25 years, and was…

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Raenita Spriggs

Raenita attended the University of CA- Berkeley earning her Bachelor’s in Public Health. She then attended the University of CA-Los Angeles earning her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Sciences. She is currently the Strategy Specialist at UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability. As someone who is deeply passionate about climate, health…

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Jose Daniel Bastian Salgado

Jose is attending the California Lutheran University. His major is Exercise Science. Jose has his sights on becoming a doctor. He is not sure about the specialty area, yet. During the summer of 2019, Jose worked in a lab at UC Irvine in the Ecological and Nutritional Physiology Department. The project he worked on was…

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Nhi Duong

Nhi is attending the University of CA- Los Angeles, majoring in Psychology. As a college student who often feels more uncertain about the future than certain, I feel reassured and grateful when I reflect on the valuable lessons I’ve learned, the amazing opportunities I received, and the incredible people I’ve met through the FACES program.…

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Nancy Yang

Nancy is currently attending San Diego State University, majoring in Communications. Nancy Yang is currently a Program Intern with FACES for the Future and is based at Hoover High School, her alma mater. She has received two Associates Degrees from Grossmont Community College, one in Communications and one in the University of Social Science and…

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Melody Casas

Melody recently graduated from Grand Canyon University in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Education. She is now back home and currently applying for graduate school to obtain her Masters in Occupational Therapy. If all goes well, she plans on getting her Doctorates in Occupational Therapy! One of Melody’s proudest moments while in college…

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