Welcome to the State of California 

Meet the CX3 Team and Contact Information

For General Inquiries, email us at:  CX3@cdph.ca.gov
Valerie Quinn, M.Ed 

Valerie Quinnis the Chief of Regional Operations, Network for a Healthy California (Network), California Department of Public Health.  Ms. Quinn has over 15 years experience in cancer prevention and health promotion programs, including nutrition and physical activity, tobacco control and breast cancer.  Ms. Quinn spearheads the Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (CX3) initiative for the Network for a Healthy California, California Department of Public Health, working with 23 local health departments and a team of researchers, communications and technical assistance specialists.  In tobacco control and breast cancer efforts, Ms. Quinn managed statewide media and policy-oriented promotions. Ms Quinn is committed to consumer empowerment and using innovative public health strategies to make environments healthier for consumers.  

Valerie Quinn, M.Ed.
Network for a Healthy California
Health Program Specialist III
Valerie.Quinn@cdph.ca.gov
916.552.9908
 
Alyssa Ghirardelli, MPH, RD  

Alyssa Ghirardelli is a Research Scientist with the Network for a Healthy California (Network), California Department of Public Health and is lead researcher for Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (CX3). She also serves as Media and Communications Research Liaison using evidence-based theory to inform development and evaluation of statewide media campaigns.  She has conducted statewide surveillance as the lead coordinator for the California Teen Eating, Exercise and Nutrition Survey (CalTEENS), and provides evaluation guidance to several California Regional Nutrition Networks.  Her work has also included projects with the State of North Carolina Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and UNC-Chapel Hill Departments of Nutrition, Epidemiology, Health Behavior Health Education, Medicine, and Dental Ecology. While in the Department of Nutrition at UNC, she worked in the Communications, Health Applications, and Interventions (CHAI) Core developing video for internet and media based interventions. She has served on the local level as a WIC Program Manager in rural western North Carolina.

Alyssa Ghirardelli, MPH, RD
Network for a Healthy California
Research Scientist I
CX3 Lead Researcher
Alyssa.Ghirardelli@cdph.ca.gov
916.449.5342
 
 
Lynn Fuhrman

Lynn Fuhrman is a Technical Assistance Specialist with the Network for a Healthy California (Network), California Department of Public Health.  She provides guidance to local health department staff implementing Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (CX3) – specifically on quality control methods with interactive training support.  Ms. Fuhrman manages data entry, checking  and transfer. She provides consultation on web-based technologies and is the CX3 website administrator.  Her background includes expertise in information technology and communications through local media channels.  

 
Lynn Fuhrman
Network for a Healthy California
Technical Assistant Specialist II
Lynn.Fuhrman@cdph.ca.gov
916.552.9862
 
 
 
Chris Bilbrey, MS, RD, CLE  

Chris Bilbrey is a Program Manager, and the CX3 Liaison for the Network for a Healthy California, California Department of Public Health Community Development Team.  She has over 12 years of experience in community nutrition education, and wellness program coordination. Ms. Bilbrey is committed to promoting continuous communication with Network Contractors and Partners, and investing ongoing support for the development and implementation of strategic, community-focused action plans.

 
Chris Bilbrey, MS, RD
Network for a Healthy California
Program Manager Liaison - Community Development
Christine.Bilbrey@cdph.ca.gov
916.319.9809 
 
 
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