2019-2020 SPARC Leadership Program
The 2019-2020 SPARC Leadership Program has concluded! The year-long program focused on building a vibrant movement in tobacco control and health advocacy in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA & NH/PI) communities.
Over the year, 27 fellows from across California came together to hold critical discussions about health-related tobacco issues facing AA & NH/PIs and participate in leadership building activities. On May 6 and 7 we came together online to celebrate our collective and personal successes, closing out this year’s cohort.
SPARC Core Leadership Summit
June 20-22, 2019
San Diego, CA
SPARC Capstone Summit
May 6-7, 2020
Check out what our fellows have been up to!
Bay Area Team
From left to right: Lawrence Yu, Owen Wise-Pierik, Angel Halafihi, Nafiza Khan, Akinchita Kumar
Not pictured: Beemy Nguyen (Coach), Mariah Santiago
Central Valley Team
From left to right: Debbie Xiong, Baolia Xiong (Coach), Ethan Thao, Millenia Yang, Triazon Vang, Sue Emanivong
Gold Country Team
From left to right: Andersen Yang, Sherrie Calibo (Coach), Hurjessica Virk, Reener Balingit
South Coast Team
From left to right: Tana Lepule (Coach), Christy Innouvong, CJ Hattori, Mele Halalilo, Lolofi Soakai, Harold Custodio
Los Angeles Team
From left to right: Karina Quiroz, Claudia Pinedo, Sambo Sak (Coach), Shenazar Esmundo, PJ Quiroz
Southern California Students Team
From left to right: Rod Carlo “Cody” Columbres, Leiana Talo Lepule, Jake Ryann Sumibcay (Coach), Vincent Basobas
Not pictured: Alana Godoy
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523