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Latasha Washington, Co-Chair

Latasha Washington

Latasha Washington is a public health specialist. As a Richmond, California, native, Latasha has experienced and understands the adversities residents face living in an underserved community. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from CSU, Sacramento. Determined to be an advocate for her community and cities alike, Latasha decided to complete her master's degrees in Health Science and Public Health from Touro University California in Vallejo, CA. While completing her master’s degrees, Latasha has been actively working in the community, educating individuals about the complications of diabetes, developing a comprehensive evaluation plan for HIV programs, such as the Ryan White program, and accessing and implementing lifestyle alternatives for Kaiser patients who wish to change their eating habits.

Latasha is currently the coordinator of a coalition that is working in the underserved community to address the opioid crisis by managing the operation and administrative tasks, working with other community programs to effectively spread awareness of the opioid crisis in the underserved communities, and assisting with special projects focused on harm reduction. Latasha’s passion for working with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as a community council member is to decrease the number of incidents of children born with asthma and to help raise public awareness of all the social determinants of health, while bridging the gap of health disparities to improve the quality of life of those living in Contra Costa County and neighboring cities alike.

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Last Updated: 4/21/2017