Maureen coordinates a wide range of projects to promote access to healthy foods and active environments across California communities and nationwide. Maureen works to expand health initiatives that build momentum and community capacity to support healthy eating, physical activity, and safe places to play, through a focus on health equity and primary prevention strategies. As part of the team that supports California-based initiatives, Maureen helps to coordinate an annual statewide policy advocacy event, ENACT Day. She provides technical assistance to local and state health departments to develop cross-cutting strategies to embed land-use planning, transportation, and healthy food access into community prevention efforts. Maureen provides national consultations through the CDC’s Community Transformation Grants (CTG), and is a trainer for Prevention is Primary series for the Health Exchange Academy. Prior to joining Prevention Institute, Maureen worked as a Community Nutrition Educator with the University of California Cooperative Extension, teaching nutrition and food resource management courses through the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in Contra Costa County. Maureen acquired her Masters’ degree in Public Health from San Jose State University, and received her bachelor’s degree from California State University Chico.