California Leadership Team

  • Larry Rand, MD | Principal Investigator, PTBi California and PTBi C3 (Communication, Collaboration and Capacity Building, Aim 4)
  • Linda Franck, RN, PhD, FRCPCH, FAAN | Co-Principal Investigator, PTBi California; Associate Director, Postnatal Interventions (Aim 2C)
  • Jonathan Fuchs, MD, MPH | Associate Director, Collective Impact (Aim 3)
  • Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD | Associate Director, Precision Health (Aim 1)
  • Miriam Kuppermann, PhD, MPH | Associate Director, Preconception & Prenatal Interventions (Aim 2A, Aim 2B)
  • Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN | Program Lead, Aim 1; Principal Investigator, SOLARS; Co-Principal Investigator, CALM
  • Elizabeth Rogers, MD | Program Lead, Newborn Family Research Collective (NFRC, Aim 2C)
  • Wendy Hussey, MPH | Program Director
  • Shanell Williams | Community Engagement Specialist
  • Kimberly Coleman-Phox, DrPH(c), MPH | Academic Coordinator
  • Sky Feuer, PhD, MPhil | Academic Coordinator
  • Claire De Leon, MPH | Communications Managing Director
  • Randi Paynter, ScD, MS | Bioinformatics Lead
  • Scott Oltman, MS | Research Analyst, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Selina Lao | Program Analyst
  • Tovah King | Program Analyst
  • Fred McCord | Executive Assistant


Community Advisory Board

  • Jennifer Braddock, CNM | Certified Nurse Midwife, Highland Hospital
  • Donna Chardon, RN, MSN | Labor & Delivery Nurse, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
  • Alexis Cobbins | Project 500, San Francisco Human Services Agency
  • Brandi Gates, IBCLC | Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Coordinator, Breast Friends Mommy Group, Alameda County WIC Program, West Oakland Health Center
  • Julie Harris | Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness
  • Linda Jones | East Bay Community Doula, Black Women Birthing Justice Co-Founder, Roots of Labor Birth Collective Advisor
  • Daphina Melbourne | Family Health Advocate, San Francisco Black Infant Health
  • Andrea C. Nieto | Clínica Martín-Baró
  • Loretta Scruggs-Leach
  • Tina Searcy | Community Outreach Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity Fresno County
  • Claudia Taylor
  • Sonia Waters | Resource Counselor, Family Resource Navigators
  • Jessela Wehner | Community member
  • Hope Williams
  • Schyneida Williams | Case Manager, Homeless Prenatal Program


Contact Us

California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA)
3333 California Street
Suite 285
San Francisco, CA 94118