Phone: (510) 848-2043
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PO Box 2128
Berkeley, CA 94702
6232 Fairmount Avenue, Ste #B El Cerritto, CA 94530
- Sherri Norris (Osage Nation), CIEA Executive Director, Acting Board Treasurer and Executive, Finance and Fundraising Committees
Sherri is the Executive Director of the California Indian Environmental Alliance. She grew up in West Sonoma County and now lives in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. She has eleven years of experience working as a Tribal health and environmental advocate at the local level and at international fora and has given hundreds of presentations and trainings on the cycle and health effects of mercury on environmental health, exposure-reduction strategies, solution development and opportunities for advocacy related to mining issues in California. She coordinates CIEA’s Tribal Self-Advocacy Program and is the primary contact for CIEA’s Tribal Engagement responsibility under the North Coast Resource Partnership. Sherri is a graduate of the Hopa Mountain Foundation, a Rockridge Graduate and a member of the Sierra Fund’s Blue Ribbon Panel of mercury experts. She is additionally a recipient of the Mills College Brave-Hearted Women Award, Sierra-Funds’ Sierra Crest Award and the Davis-Putter Scholarship Award for Young Activists.
- Vanja Danilovic, Organizational Development Manager
Vanja has worked with a wide array of organizations in the Bay Area, principally focusing on Human Rights of diverse communities. Vanja has spent the last 10 years providing social services at the San Francisco Department of Human Services; led Programs designed to support newly arriving refugees in their adjustment to the new life; grantmaking at the Global Fund for Women, and early-childhood development and teaching at a Waldorf-method preschool. Currently, she applies the knowledge and skills gained during that time by consulting in the areas of Organizational Development. Above all, her work has always been with, and for, underrepresented communities. Vanja attended UC Berkeley where she earned her Master’s in Social Welfare (MSW) and an MA in International Studies. Originally from Croatia, Vanja has lived in the United States for the last twenty years.
- Yadira Oseguera, Women Infant and Children Lactation and Nutrition Educator
CIEA WIC Program Consultant
Yadira is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Lactation Educator and Nutrition Assistant II at the Oakland Native American Health Clinic, WIC. She conducts individual and group nutrition and breastfeeding counseling, and teaches and designs classes. She was the lead author of CIEA’s “Making Healthy Fish choices” curriculum. Yadira will assist in the program coordination and staff trainings and evaluations during our 2013 “Making Health Choices” pilot and in discussions of the benefits of regional and statewide adoption of this curriculum.