Jessica Wolin, MPH, MCRP, is the Associate Director, Community Partnerships for HEI and the Director of Practice and Clinical Faculty in Health Education at San Francisco State University.
Ms. Wolin has 20 years of experience in public health program development, implementation and evaluation. Ms. Wolin has extensive experience providing technical assistance to CBOs, including facilitation, needs assessment, research design, CBPR approaches, and evaluation. She has served in leadership and consulting roles at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Alameda County Public Health Department and numerous local non-profits working in the San Francisco Bay Area. As the Deputy Director, Community Programs for the San Francisco Department of Public Health she facilitated the development and improvement of critical public health programs. As the Director of the Public Health Improvement Project for the State of California, she managed an initiative to strengthen the California public health system through legislation, increased State appropriations and community planning. In addition, Ms. Wolin has experience in the development and oversight of grant making efforts, having lead a multi-million dollar neighborhood based initiative to increase after school youth sports programming for low-income youth and girls at Team up for Youth. Ms. Wolin is the founder of several critical community based public health initiatives including the Women's Community Clinic, which this year celebrated 10 years of serving as the only free clinic for women in San Francisco, and the Alameda County Youth Commission which has been a voice for young people in policy making in Alameda County.
At San Francisco State University, Ms. Wolin combines teaching graduate public health students with development of campus-community partnerships in health. As the Director of Practice, Health Education Department she oversees Masters of Public Health students collaboration with organizations to conduct community based research projects and develop public health interventions. She teaches Community Health Assessment and Program Planning courses. She was appointed by the City of Berkeley City Council to serve as a Commissioner on the City of Berkeley's Community Health Commission and is a member of the Health Advisory Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco. She was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the James Irvine Foundation Women's Health Leadership Program and has served as a Board member of Health Through Art and the San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council and as Field Faculty for the Coro Foundation, Fellowship and Exploring Leadership. Ms. Wolin earned an MPH and an MCRP from UC Berkeley where she was awarded the Henrik Blum Award for Distinguished Social Action.