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  • Education & Workforce Development Committee Meeting

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    Name: Education & Workforce Development Committee Meeting
    Date: February 7, 2019
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST
    Event Description:
    The Education & Workforce Development Committee works to improve the future quality of your workforce by hosting many quality educational programs through local partnerships.  Meetings include a presentation by featured speakers in the areas of Education, Job Training, Human Resources and Community Programs.

    The Committee coordinates interaction between businesses and the local school districts, Conejo Valley Unified School District and Las Virgines Unified School District, and partners with private schools and colleges in the Conejo Valley area. The committee also encourages educational excellence by rewarding teachers and students with monthly awards and yearly scholarships.
     
    This Month's Speaker: Lisa Safaeinili - Westminster Free Clinic

    Lisa Safaeinili has a Master in Public Health from UC Berkeley.  Her undergraduate degree was in premed and nutrition from Iowa State University. Lisa is also a registered dietitian and nutritionist. She started out developing public health programs for Cornell University through Cooperative Extension in upstate NY. She then developed statewide programs engaging high school and college students as change agents to create healthy communities in Iowa while working as the Manager of Safety & Health and teaching a non-profit management course for students going into health careers at Iowa State University. Her work in Iowa was recognized by the US Attorney General’s office and published in the federal publication Promising Practices.

    Lisa started working with Westminster Free Clinic in 2000 and has served as their Executive Director for the past 17 years. She has created an innovative public health/medical model that successfully addresses health and education challenges for the low-income community in East Ventura County. Two of her signature programs are a Healthy Hearts program that is achieving great health outcomes for adults and children, and Westminster Clinic’s 2-year teen healthcare training and internship workforce development and leadership program for over 100 local youth each year that is creating a professional pathway for first generation low-income youth, and a job skills training site for all local young people. Engaging youth as change agents, empowering them to be leaders in their community, and making sure all students have a chance to pursue higher education has been a passion for Lisa throughout her professional career. Each year she speaks at national and state-wide conferences on innovative approaches to youth leadership, achieving positive health outcomes, and demonstrating success through effective evaluation and information sharing. She has written and managed grants totaling over $14 million over the course of her career.



    Consider attending this committee if: 
    • Your business is education-related.
    • Your target client market is young families or educators.
    • You have an interest in partnerships with education/workforce programs.



    Committee Sponsored By:



    Contact Adam Haverstock if you are interested in also sponsoring this committee.
    Location:
    Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Chamber Conference Center
    600 Hampshire Rd. #200
    Westlake Village, CA 91361
    Date/Time Information:
    1st Thursday of the month
    (unless otherwise noted)
    4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    Contact Information:
    Dan Garcia, 805-370-0035
    Fees/Admission:
    Free - Chamber Members
    $10 - Future Members
    Please pay online
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