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Alameda County's Outreach and Engagement Programs to Unserved and Underserved API Communities 

Cheryl Narvaez has served the residents of Alameda County her entire professional career.  Her first job post undergrad was with Asian Community Mental Health Services, where she led a youth leadership project for Southeast Asian high school students in East Oakland. In 2000, she began with working within Alameda County for the Office of Supervisor as a Supervisor’s Assistant on health care and social service issues. After pursuing an MSW degree at UC Berkeley with a focus on Community Mental Health. Cheryl gained her clinical experience and her LCSW by providing psychotherapy and case management services to children and families for 10 years. In 2016, Cheryl returned to Alameda County in the Quality Assurance office, wherein she provided Medi-Cal technical assistance and training to providers, programmatic support to the CANS/ANSA initiative, and helped to lead System of Care Mental Health audits. Presently, she works in the MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention Unit, where she supports contracted providers to underserved ethnic populations. Cheryl has lived in the San Antonio/Fruitvale District of Oakland for the past 20 years and spends her free time chasing after her two young sons and cheering on the Warriors