Healthy Living Programs
Community Workgroup

Beach Cities Health District introduced the Community Workgroup as part of the development of the Mental Health & Happiness Initiative to address stress and loneliness across the lifespan. The Community Workgroup is comprised of 20 members representing more than 15 different organizations.

Organizations include:

  • Business
  • Civic-based
  • Employers
  • Faith-based
  • Higher education
  • Mental Health
  • Social and service clubs

The Community Workgroup meets 3-4 times annually to offer recommendations on issues and initiatives. The Community Workgroup focuses on:

  • Building a community of healthy adults and older adults that support the future of our youth
  • Engaging community organization representatives in the Mental Health & Happiness Initiative
  • Supporting strategies that address mental health, substance use and stress across the lifespan
  • Participating in activities that advance the priorities of the Beach Cities Partnership for Youth Coalition
    • Create opportunities for integenerational learning and support
    • Provide opportunities to curate experiences, skill-building and mentorship for youth
    • Disseminate/share Youth Advisory Photo Voice project with community organizations
    • Offer recommendations on youth health issues across the lifespan

For questions about the Community Workgroup, please contact Tiana Rideout-Rosales at or (310) 374-3426, ext. 139.

Community Workgroup Members:
Nellie Ambrose
Laurie Angress
Teri Cannon
Tiffany Creighton
Lucia Gorostiza
Virginia Green, PhD
David Hart, PhD
Diana Ho
Gila Katz, Rabbi
Denise Klatte, DPT, GCS
Jackie LaBouff
Dinah Lary
Desiree Magsombol, JD
Tonya McKenzie
Lynn Messenger, NP
Ana Rosa Najera, LCSW
Susan Nilles
Paul Stansbury
Kathleen Terry
Jeannie Vidal, MFT


Last updated Nov. 2019