As a program coordinator, Wes supports CCI’s population health portfolio — specifically within the cardiovascular disease prevention programs. He also provides program support to safety net partners in CCI’s innovation and technology solutions portfolio.

Before CCI, Wes (he/him) worked at Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre (KPET) as a lead Performing Health Educator and Assistant Production Manager across all of KPET’s touring programs — working directly with youth and schools in underinvested communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. In addition to this unique scope in community health as a “teaching artist” and peer support counselor for youth— Wes has also worked at Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) and FilAm Arts, two long-standing community-based organizations providing arts and culture enrichment, health and human services, and community economic development programs that serve the ethnically diverse and intergenerational families throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Wes joined CCI in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic — adopting the nimble, collaborative, and evolving spirit of the team, as much of the work has (for now) pivoted virtually.

Wes studied at UC Irvine, earning his bachelor’s degree in social science, specializing in multicultural studies, as well as in drama / theatre arts. He grew up in Southern California and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2012 where he currently resides with his family.