CALIFORNIA NEW:PATHS 

Executive Board Members

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Michael Callegri

President

Michael has served on the NEW state board since October 2012 and I am the president of the NEW San Joaquin County. My vision for NEW: PATHS is to be an integral part of the State board and continuance of its excellent services that provides members of this state.

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Shahid Mohammed

Vice President

I am a Human Services Specialist II in Sacramento County since 2016. I also am the Vice President of the Sacramento Chapter of New Paths.

My vision for NEW PATHS is to be able to help other Human Service workers achieve their professional goals by providing resources and training in both life/job skills and to help them network with others throughout California.

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Marcos Villanueva

Secretary

I have worked for Marin County Health and Human Services Agency- Public Assistance Division for 3 years. I joined the State Board after the 2019 State Training Conference.  I am a new board member and look forward to learning, helping, and working with my fellow board members. My hope is to get a chapter founded and up and running in Marin County. Still I am excited to be a board member and even more excited at the opportunity to stay connected and engaged with all our members across the state.   

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Gwen Gregg

Treasurer

My vision for NEW: PATHS is to provide the workers of Human Services the opportunity to develop and achieve their professional goals. Give them resources and training's that will enhance their ability to do their job on a day to day basis and to network and learn from all those around them.

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Andres (Endy) Rosario

Executive Committee Member

My vision for NEW is for all employed in the field of social services to help people and improve their lives of others by providing training, techniques, skills, motivations, and everything in our power to make them better in the future.

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Laura Hardt

Executive Committee Member

I am an Appeals Officer with Alameda County. My past work experience has consisted of being an Eligibility Worker, Employment Counselor, Family Court Counselor, and a Child Protective Service worker.
My education consists of an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with an option in Social Behavior, and a Juris Doctor Degree.  I am also bilingual. I speak fluent Spanish which enables me to directly communicate with the Spanish-Speaking community.
My vision for NEW:PATHS is to be able to conduct outreach, education, and to promote the positive aspects of joining NEW:PATHS.
Hope to meet you soon!

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Joyce Kasilag

Executive Committee Member

Hello, my name is Joyce Kasilag and I am currently working at the County of Alameda Social Services for 12 years and I am currently an Eligibility Supervisor in the Welfare Benefits & Administration Department. I joined the State Board after attending the 2018 Conference.

My vision for NEW PATHS is to be able to help Human Services professionals in their personal & professional goals through training and resources. TO promote integrity & professionalism of the eligibility workers and to provide a framework for individual members of local and state chapters in maintaining a connection with other organizations. I would also like to help in sharpening our skills in leadership, networking, and communications while studying and positively acting on local and national issues.

CALIFORNIA NEW:PATHS 

State Board Members

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Silvia Acevedo

Being a part of NEW has given me the opportunity to network with people in the same or similar professions. I enjoy hearing how different Counties implement changes in regulations and their counties approach to the never ending changes without our programs.

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Ana Carlson
Hello everyone, my name is Ana Carlson and I am the President of the Sacramento County Valley New PATHS.  I am currently employed with the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance as an Eligibility Supervisor.   I joined NEW PATHS in 2005 when I was hired as an Eligibility Specialist.

 

My vision for NEW PATHS is to be able to integrate the best of customer services  and professionalism to all in the social services in the State of California.

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James Juanitas

Hello, my name is James Juanitas. I am a member-at-Large from the NEW PATHS Sacramento Valley Chapter. I recently retired after 23 years with Sacramento County where in the past I had worked in the Child Support Services; Health Services; and Human Services Departments as an Office Clerk; Fiscal Clerk; Eligibility Worker; Human Services Specialist and Fiscal Supervisor.

 

My Vision for NEW PATHS is helping to provide and make available to all Human Service Employee the best possible training and resources in order to help them achieve their Processional Goals so that they in turn can help to improve the lives of others in our Society.

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Laure Wilson

I joined Sacramento Valley Chapter of New Paths in 1999. My goal was to attend State conferences for the Networking and getting to travel the State of California. At the conferences, I gained program knowledge, public speaking skills, planning skills, met many awesome professionals and most important; learned self-care skills that are so necessary in this people servicing profession. 

I have served on the local chapter board (Sacramento Valley Chapter) and recently joined the State Board of New Paths and have expanded my goals to continue tis worthwhile work to help develop and present training workshops, networking with other in the field. This activity will bring awareness to the fact that eligibility touches everyone or someone they know. We NEW people have the best part. It is rewarding to know that even though you can't change the whole world, you can make a difference in the world of some. After all, the people who do what it takes to make other's lives better are the true heroes and therefore my kind of People!

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Robin Jones

I have worked for San Joaquin County Human Services Agency almost 20 years in eligibility. I’ve spent the last seven years in eligibility supervision. I am currently the San Joaquin County NEW:PATHS Chapter Treasurer. I joined the State Board during the 2019 State Training Conference.  I am one of the newest board members. I hope to learn from the other board members and assist in any way possible. I look forward to serving the board and helping to find new ways for all of us to network until we can gather once again.  

 

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Angela Radford

As a new board member, I am excited to join the board.

I currently work for San Joaquin County as an Eligibility Supervisor. I look forward to working with the other members of the California State Chapter of NEW PATHS to help develop the annual conference for all members to Network and Enjoy.