Child and Family Well-Being Funders Collaborative Meeting November
Join us for our final meeting of 2021!
On November 4th, LA County Director of Racial Equity, Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza will provide a brief update on the work associated with the Establishing the Los Angeles County Office of Prevention Services Board motion. The motion, passed by the LA County Board of Supervisors in September 2021, boldly begins development of the infrastructure necessary to provide coordinated, equitable, and upstream community-based prevention services to vulnerable adults, children, youth, and families.
We will also welcome Dr. Shannon Thyne, Director of Pediatrics for the LA County Department of Health Services, for her inaugural visit to the Child and Family Well-Being Funders Collaborative, and learn about the Strong Healthy And Resilient Kids (SHARK) program. The SHARK program is an innovative effort, which aims to ensure healthy development and prevent poor outcomes for children who screen positive for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by providing trauma-informed care, that includes linkages to resources for their families that buffer against toxic stress and the associated harmful consequences.
We will conclude with relevant updates from Board offices.
About the Child and Family Well-Being Funders Collaborative
The SCG and LA County Child and Family Well-Being Funders Collaborative (formerly Child Welfare Funders Collaborative) brings together funders, public sector partners, and relevant stakeholders who care about children and families impacted by the child welfare system. Child and Family Well-Being Funders Collaborative meetings provide opportunities for shared learning, relationship building, and identification of opportunities for philanthropic impact.
D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Racial Equity, Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office
Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza currently serves as the inaugural Executive Director of Racial Equity for Los Angeles County. In this capacity, he is tasked with championing the elimination of structural racism while also promoting efforts to deepen the County's work on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Dr. Scorza’s life’s work is centered on building leaders who fight for equity in communities and schools. In his previous roles as the Executive Director of Social Justice Learning Institute, a UC Regent and the President of the Board of Education for the Inglewood Unified School District, he launched programs that helped youth of color become social justice leaders and college graduates. He also helped pass policies that prioritized $160 million for student services across UC campuses and secured $350 million to support school construction for k-12 schools.
As a U.S. Navy Iraq-War Veteran and civic leader, he has received numerous awards and accolades, including being recognized as one of the 40 Emerging Civic Leaders under 40 in 2018 and received the UCLA Recent Graduate Achievement Award in 2016.
Dr. Scorza has been quoted in multiple publications, such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Magazine and several podcasts.
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Dr. Shannon Thyne is the Director of Pediatrics for the LA County Department of Health Services. In this role, she is charged with aligning clinical services, optimizing patient access, and fostering a rich educational environment for child health across the DHS hospitals and ambulatory care settings. She is also Professor and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine and serves as the Chief of Pediatrics at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, one of UCLA’s core training sites for Pediatrics. As a pediatrician in the safety net setting, Dr. Thyne has focused her clinical care, research, and leadership activities on addressing health disparities through health access, child development, pediatric asthma, and foster care.
Dr. Thyne has received numerous awards for her clinical, research, and leadership efforts, including the Health Care Delivery Award from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, and the San Francisco General Hospital “Hero” Award for service and leadership at San Francisco General Hospital. She is also co-author on more than 40 peer reviewed publications.
She received her medical degree from Brown University and completed her residency and chief residency training at UCSF. Dr. Thyne has worked for LA County DHS since 2014. She lives in Pasadena with her physician husband, Chris, and their two sons, who are currently in the 8th and 10th grades at Polytechnic School.