Staff Members

Cheri Pies, MSW, DrPH

 

Principal Investigator

Cheri Pies is a Clinical Professor with the Maternal and Child Health Program at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health and the Project Director for the federal MCH Training Grant (from HRSA).

Cheri is also a faculty member with the DrPH Program and the MSW MPH Dual and Concurrent Degree Programs.   She is also the Principal Investigator on the Best Babies Zone Initiative, a W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded project.

In 2005, Dr. Pies was instrumental in launching a 15 ...

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(510) 643-1250
Berkeley CA
United States

Emily Warming, MPH, MSW

 

Program Manager

Emily Warming is the Program Manager of the Best Babies Zone (BBZ) Initiative. Before joining BBZ, she was the Director of Healthy & Active Before 5 (HAB45), a backbone organization supporting a multi-sector collaborative with a common agenda to prevent early childhood obesity in Contra Costa County. At HAB45, Emily was instrumental in guiding the collaborative toward an approach focused on addressing the social determinants of health and advancing health equity. Before her time at HAB45 she ...

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510-664-4016
Berkeley CA

Megan Calpin, MPH, MCP

 

Program Associate

Megan Calpin is a Program Associate at Best Babies Zone, where she is supporting the development of the Technical Assistance Center. She worked as a middle school special education teacher in Oakland for three years before getting concurrent master's degrees in public health and city planning at UC Berkeley in 2016.  While at Berkeley, Megan coordinated two Youth - Plan, Learn, Act, Now (Y-PLAN) initiatives, supporting the civic engagement of 400 young people in Oakland and Richmond, ...

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510-664-7183
Berkeley CA

Kate Marx

 

Administrative Manager

Kate Marx is the Administrative Manager for the Best Babies Zone Initiative at UC Berkeley.  Her main role is to support the BBZ Team in all administrative tasks, such as finance, contracts, budgets, meeting planning and coordination, and to assure the smooth running of the daily office functions.  She is also in charge of building and maintaining the online communication, such as the BBZ website, Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the share sites.  Prior to joining the initiative she ...

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510-664-4015
Berkeley CA
United States