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Membership Information

Core Membership

Currently providing direct services to SEM Youth.

  • Asian Health Services/ Banteay Srei
    (Jen Lee, Elizabeth Sy, Nhuanh Ly )
  • CAL-PEP / G-SPOT
    (Gloria Lockett, Lisa Ryan, Lania Watkinsm Suzette Ridout)
  • CALICO
    (Vicki Gwiasda, Karen Meredith)
  • Covenant House
    (Brian Bob, Victoria Harris, Clay Adams)
  • DreamCatcher Youth Shelter
    (Nika St. Claire)
  • East Bay Asian Youth Center
    (Peter Kim, Viessa Keith-Queen )
  • Highland Hospital, OB GYN Department
    (Mimi Solomon)
  • George P. Scotlan Youth & Family Center
    (Richard deJuaregui, Emily Hamman, Maheen Kaleem)
  • Golden Gate Planned Parenthood
    (Norma Ward)

Technical Assistance

Facilitation support, and other resources.

  • M.I.S.S.S.E.Y
    (Nola Brantley, Adela Rodarte, Emily Hamman)
  • Oakland Police Department: Youth & Family Services
    Section / Child Exploitation Unit
    (Sgt Tom Hogenmiller, James Saleda, Holly Johri
  • JPG Consultants
    (Julie Posadas-Guzman, formerly of Youth Justice Institute)
  • Youth Justice Institute
    (JRobin Morales)
  • UC Cooperative Extension/ 4-H
    (Charles Go)

Systems leadership

Information, linkages, referrals and support.

  • City of Oakland
    (Office of Councilmember Jean Quan, Michael Johnson, Staff)
  • Alameda County Board of Supervisors
    (Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitkers Office, Sarah Wilson Staff; Supervisor Scott Haggerty′s
    Office, Josh Thurman, Staff)

Conveners and Facilitators

  • AC District Attorney′s Office
    (Sharmin Eshraghi Bock)
  • Interagency Children′s Policy Council
    (Gary Thompson, Zandra Washington, Barbara Loza-Muriera)

Systems Partners

Key points of access. Interface related to 300 Foster/600 Probation youth impacted by exploitation.

  • Alameda County Social Services
    (Lori Jones, Division Director)
  • Alameda County Probation Department
    (Ron Johnson, former Superintendent/current consultant; Robert Calvin, George Perkins, Assistant Superintendent, AC Juvenile Justice Center)

For additional information regarding the SEM Network/SEMRISE or to learn more about efforts related to Sexually Exploited Minors in Alameda County, please call or e-mail:

  • Gary V. Thompson, Director / SEM Network Executive Committee Chair AC Interagency Children′s Policy Council (510) 618-3457 Gary.thompson@acgov.org
  • Zandra Washington, Program Specialist / Media Relations Coordinator AC Interagency Children′s Policy Council (510) 618-3458 Zandra.washington@acgov.org
  • Barbara Loza-Muriera, Program Specialist / SEM Network Facilitator AC Interagency Children′s Policy Council (510) 618-3455 Barbara.loza@acgov.org
  • Our address: 1000 San Leandro Blvd., Suite 300 San Leandro, CA 94577 Our fax: (510) 483-0269

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