Community Advisory Group

 The Community Advisory Group was formed by the TRC to assist faculty members and graduate students in disseminating and translating their research into practice. Their input is central to main research studies. 



Ben Duran, Ed.D, president, PPL Pros 


community member danette

Danette Atalig-Flores, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Central California Alliance for Health


community member meisenheimer

Brian Meisenheimer, Director of Pupil Services, Merced City School District 

community member Nava

Idelfonso Nava, principal, Planada Elementary School






Joe Ramirez, vice president, Retail Market manager, Rabobank

Mary-Michal Rawling, Director of Governmental Affairs, Golden Valley Health Centers


Gaye Riggs, retired assistant superintendent, Early Education 


community member tatiana




Tatiana Vizcaíno Stewart, Hub Manager, Building Healthy Communities Merced


Ashlee Williams, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity, Westside Merced County

community member tsia

Tsia Xiong, Executive Director, Merced Organzing Project 





Nancy Young-Bergman, Produce on the Go