Wes (he/him) works on collaborative storytelling, fostering engagement, and community building through CCI’s digital platforms and social channels.
He grows CCI’s in-house events capacity in supporting teams across the organization to optimize program events and community experiences — virtual and in-person. Wes partners across our teams to digitize their outreach, help expand their facilitation toolbox, and co-develop and execute engagement strategies. He continues to elevate the storytelling aspects of CCI’s work, co-producing multimedia content to transform cohort-centric activities or conversations into resources that spread innovative practices which can benefit the health care safety net and community at large. This includes producing CCI’s podcast, Health Pilots.
Prior to CCI, Wes was a community health educator at Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre (KPET). Through the KPET touring programs, he facilitated learning with youth and schools in communities across Northern California in topics that include healthy eating & active living, conflict resolution & community building, and adolescence & navigating social/peer pressure. He has also worked at Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) and FilAm Arts, two long-standing community-based organizations serving the ethnically diverse and multigenerational families throughout the greater Los Angeles area – providing arts and culture enrichment, health and human services, and community economic development programming.