Summit Recording
Climate & Public Health 2022
The third in our 2022 education and collaboration series.
Climate & Public Health November 2022 Summit Recording

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Land Acknowledgement

Corrina Gould,  Tribal Chair, Confederated Villages of Lisjan and Co Director Sogorea Te Land Trust. If you haven't done so already, pay your Shuumi Land Tax


Cheryl Davila, Founder CEMTF & Former Councilmember

9:30 - 10:10 AM

  • Laura E. Stachel, M.D., Dr. P.H, We Care Solar
  • Marta A. Segura, MPH, Chief Heat Officer & Director, Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO), City of Los Angeles

10:10 - 11:10 AM

Climate & Mental Health

11:15 - 11:35 AM

Why Should You Care About Climate & Public Health?

11:35 - 11:50 AM

Holistic Healing & Our Ancient Science

  • Kasimah El-Amin, Author & Founder


Cheryl Davila

Founder & Chair CEMTF

Former Councilmember, City of Berkeley, CA

As a Councilmember, Cheryl was a champion for the climate. Under her leadership the Climate Emergency Declaration passed unanimously in June 2018 which was the sixth in the world. Now over 2120 governments around the world have since declared climate emergencies.

Cheryl founded CEMTF in 2019. Did you know the prohibition of natural gas infrastructure in new buildings was the brainchild of the CEMTF? True.

Land Acknowledgement

Corrina Gould

Tribal Chair Confederated Villages of Lisjan & Co Director Sogorea Te Land Trust

Corrina Gould is the Tribal leader of the Confederated Villages of Lisjan. The Tribes territory is inclusive of five Bay Area Counties and her current work includes protection of Sacred Sites, the creation of the first Urban  Indigenous Women-led Land Trust in the Country with the specific goal of rematriation, tribal revitalization and saving the West Berkeley Shellmound.

Have you paid your Shumi Tax?


Laura E. Stachel, M.D., Dr. P.H

We Care Solar

Dr. Laura Stachel, the Co-founder and Executive Director of We Care Solar, is a retired obstetrician-gynecologist with a passion for global public health. She holds an MD from the University of California, San Francisco and an MPH and DrPH from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. Laura’s ethnographic research on maternal mortality in Nigeria in 2008 alerted her to the deleterious effects of energy poverty on maternal health outcomes. For her dissertation, she analyzed the experiences of hundreds of clinicians working in facilities with and without solar electricity. She co-founded We Care Solar in 2010 to advance solar energy for maternal health care. She was active in the UN Foundation’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative and co-chaired a Working Group on Energy and Health.

Laura has received numerous accolades for her work at the intersection of clean energy and health including Forbes 50 over 50 (2021), CNN Top Ten Heroes (2013), the UBS Optimus Prize (2015), the C3E Education and Empowerment Award (2012) and the Jefferson Award for Public Service (2012). Additional awards for We Care Solar include: the 2020 Alliance for Renewable Energy Award, the 2019 Edison Innovation Award, TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2019, the 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize, the 2017 UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award, the 2017 Drucker Innovation Prize, the 2017 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award, the 2015 UN DESA “Powering the Future We Want” Award, the 2014 Katerva Gender

Equality Award, and the 2011 Nokia Tech Award.

Marta A. Segura, MPH

Chief Heat Officer & Director of Climate Emergency Mobilization, City of Los Angeles

Marta A. Segura, MPH serves a dual role as the City of Los Angeles’ founding Chief Heat Officer and Director of Climate Emergency Mobilization. Segura is one of seven Chief Heat Officers worldwide, and the only Latina in the Nation to serve in those respective roles. Segura is a thought leader and policy expert in lifting issues of climate equity, environmental justice, public health, and stakeholder engagement. She has held executive and leadership roles with public, philanthropic, private, institutional, and non-profit sectors to design, implement, and drive equitable climate policy that promotes healthier and more engaged communities.

Climate & Mental Health:

Hannah Estrada

Youth vs Apocalypse organizer

Hannah Estrada is a 19-year-old Chicana organizer born and raised in San Francisco. She got involved in the climate movement when she was 14 years old, advocating for the Green New Deal with Youth Vs Apocalypse.

YVA is a diverse group of young climate justice activists working together to lift the voices of youth. Hannah has organized actions for causes like divestment from fossil fuels and the cleanup of toxic radioactive contamination in SF.

Christie Manning, Ph.D

Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota


Dr. Christie Manning (she/her) has been teaching in the Environmental Studies Department at Macalester College in Minnesota since 2008. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Biological Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Christie's research focuses on how people respond to the climate crisis, and she is particularly interested in the psychological circumstances that motivate community-level action. Recent co-authored publications include a report from the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica, Mental Health and our Changing Climate, and a 2021 academic textbook, Psychology for Sustainability. Christie is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology (Division 34 of the APA).

Climate & Mental Health:

Leslie Davenport, Adjunct Professor

School of Professional Psychology and Health, CIIS

Leslie Davenport is a climate psychology educator, consultant, and therapist exploring the intersectionality of climate, economics, education, policy, and social justice. She authored four books including Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change, and All the Feelings Under the Sun, written for youth through the American Psychological Association. She is an advisor to Post Carbon Institute, Climate Mental Health Network, Integrative Healers Action Network, One Resilient Earth, and co-lead of the Climate Psychology Certification at the California Institute of Integral Studies and faculty with their School of Professional Psychology and Health. For more information, go to

Why Should You Care About Climate & Public Health?

Naijha Wright-Brown, MBA

Executive Director, Black Veg Society

Naijha Wright-Brown is a 2021 Baltimore Business Journal Enterprising Women of Excellence Honoree.

Naijha is a partner and the Marketing Director for The Land of Kush, VeganSoul Bistro, and co-creator of Vegan Soulfest and Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week.  

She is the Executive Director of the Black Veg Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate predominantly Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, on the benefits of holistic living, the plant-based diet, and veganism.  

Holistic Healing & Our Ancient Science:

Kasimah El-Amin, Author & Founder

We Are Royalty, Royal Highness Enterprise & more

My name is Royalty Kasimah Darice El-Amin, a  published author, CEO & Founder of “We Are Royalty”, a 501c(3) non-profit organization for single mothers.

Kasimah is the CEO & Founder of a LLC for “Royal Highness Enterprise”, a beauty service and a fashion designer and the Founder of “Royal Highness Collection”, a clothing line.

Kasimah is a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, and a certified, level 3 Reiki practitioner. As well as, a health & wellness coach, youth guidance counselor, and a spiritualist.  Kashimah was raised in the Bay Area and now resides63 in Sacramento, California.