Kimberlee Homer Vagadori
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Kimberlee Homer Vagadori is the Project Director for the California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN). In tobacco control for 14 years, she is a national expert on college tobacco-free policy, college advocacy, and tobacco industry sponsorship issues and has successfully coordinated systemwide policy initiatives in California. Ms. Homer Vagadori also provides technical assistance and training to local, state, and national organizations on issues such as tobacco and the environment, emerging tobacco products, campus-based cessation services, and tobacco industry targeting of young adults.
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The Managing Director and founder of CYAN, Vicki Webster has 21 years of tobacco control experience, working at the local, regional, and statewide level. Ms. Webster has been responsible for: developing and implementing a statewide 76-agency assessment on youth advocacy; coordinating local, regional, and statewide youth advocacy coalitions; organizing regional and statewide college and youth advocacy conferences, conducting trainings on youth and college advocacy throughout California and the nation; researching and creating educational materials; and managing every aspect of CYAN including budgets, personnel, subcontracts, consultants, progress reports, and evaluation.
Youth Program Coordinator
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Olivia Thomas is the Youth Program Coordinator. Prior to working at CYAN, she interned at the Riverside County Tobacco Control Project in Riverside, CA. Ms. Thomas works with youth advocates, youth-oriented organizations, and CTCP-funded tobacco control organizations to promote youth engagement in tobacco control advocacy. She holds a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in Health Education from Loma Linda University, and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Ms. Thomas is passionate about youth empowerment and has often spent her spare volunteering at youth-center organizations.
College Program Coordinator
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Katie Moose is the College Program Coordinator and has been working in tobacco control since 2012. During that time, she has worked as a Local Tobacco Control Program Evaluator, also providing Evaluation Technical Assistance for the Tobacco Control Evaluation Center, and as a Program Consultant for the California Tobacco Control Program. She has experience coordinating statewide tobacco control conferences, writing final evaluation reports, developing tobacco control grant applications, and conducting trainings and webinars on a variety of tobacco control-related topics. As the College Program Coordinator for CYAN, she will be providing in-depth technical assistance and training to colleges and universities that are interested in creating smoke and/or tobacco-free campuses.
Military Program Coordinator
Michael Beggs is the Program Coordinator for the CYAN’s military program, Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine Influence From Our Respected Military). Prior to working for CYAN, Michael served almost 15 years in the US Army. After leaving the Army, Michael returned to school where he earned a degree in Health Sciences with Honors from the University of Missouri, while continuing to serve the veteran population by volunteering extensively at VA and military medical centers. At CYAN, Mr. Beggs is responsible for building military-civilian public health partnerships to address tobacco use.