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Leadership – Neighborhood Wellness Foundation
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Our Leadership

It takes a village with people from the village.

A Neighborhood Wellness Foundation Signature Program

Innovators Academy

Our Co-founders and Board are 100% volunteers

Our staff and volunteers are community navigators and mentors, all of whom are deeply rooted in Del Paso Heights with a connectedness and authenticity that is unmatched. We share lived experiences with our clients and understand the challenges that disrupt their ability to thrive. We leverage our experience to help them understand these challenges and build relevant and effective strategies that promote self efficacy.

Building from the inside out and bottom up, Neighborhood Wellness Foundation (NWF) leverages our generational roots in Del Paso Heights to harness the power of shared life experiences to connect with our most difficult to reach youth and adults. We help to transform their lives by lowering the barriers of unimaginable childhood adversity, improving socialization skills, empowering through educational engagement and building economic sustainability.

Executive Team

Gina M. Warren, Pharm.D.

Gina M. Warren, Pharm.D.

Neighborhood Wellness Foundation Board President & CEO

Gina received her Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy in 1996 from the University of California, San Francisco. She has over twenty years of pharmacy experience in many different areas of practice. In corporate pharmacy benefits management (PBM), Dr. Warren developed clinical programs to improve cost efficiencies with patient adherence to medication, analyzed clinical aspects of pharmaceutical contracts to assist with negotiations and served on several Pharmacy  & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee Teams. In her clinical role, she worked in cooperation with physicians and other allied health care providers with comprehensive medication review to ensure the effective management of patients on chronic medication, managed patients in the Sacramento County Clinic, and served as a Preceptor to Pharm.D candidates.

For the community, Dr. Warren was a member of the  Healthy Sacramento Coalition 2013-2017 and their Steering Committee co-chair in 2016-2017.  She served as the Health & Human Services Facet chair for the Sacramento Chapter of the Links, Inc., and the chair for the Annual North Sacramento Community Wellness Expo 2013 to present.

Marilyn Woods

Marilyn Woods

Neighborhood Wellness Foundation Board Member & COO

Marilyn is the retired CEO of the Institute for Fiduciary Education (IFE). She joined IFE in 1986 was  CEO and an owner of the company for nearly 25 years. IFE provided educational seminars for large institutional investors including public pension funds, endowments, foundations and corporations. These programs focused on understanding and developing investment and portfolios strategies for a variety of asset classes. Marilyn managed the day to day operations of the company, designed program curriculum and implemented new technologies to promoted operational efficiencies.

Marilyn volunteers at the Neighborhood Wellness Foundation as a way of giving back to the community. She wants to share her knowledge and skills to create meaningful change in a community that she has know most of her life. She is committed to enriching and promoting quality health and wellness opportunities for all neighborhood residents. She served six years as a trustee for the Sacramento County Employees Retirement Association.

Interdisciplinary Team

Community Navigators

  • Sherri Kirk Quinn
  • Trinicia Scott
  • Sonia Smith

Mentors

  • Aaron Cardoza
  • Pastor Poloai

Special Team

  • Pastor Joy Johnson
  • Lafaya Mitchell, LMFT
  • Airamus Jackson

AmeriCorps Cap Center

  • Dr. Claudia Williams
  • Michelle Belton
  • Tinki Hardy Castillo

Our Board of Directors

  • Gina Warren
  • Jay King
  • Cameron Law
  • Dr. Beth McClure
  • Jacie Ragland
  • Nadine Reid
  • Marilyn Woods