Dr. Daniel Nam graduated from UCLA with a BA in Piano performance in 1996 and then UOP School of Dentistry in 2002. Currently he has private practices in SF and Oakland. He is also the Director of Dental Services at the Berkeley Free Clinic where he has been serving homeless and low income families since 2003. Dr. Nam is staff dentist at Alta Bates Medical Center-Summit and Ashby campuses working with the Emergency Department, ICU, oncology and rehab departments. He is also on the Clinical faculty at UOP School of Dentistry where he teaches on Monday evenings. Dr. Nam is committed to alleviating suffering from dental pain, trauma, and fear. He is a diehard fan of UCLA sports and enjoys playing tennis, golf and his piano in his spare time.
Dr. Brian Hathcoat grew up in a military family and spent most of his formative years in the midwest. After graduating high school, he served in the Navy, then moved to California to attend U.C. Berkeley where he earned a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering. He worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory prior to attending dental school at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, where he earned his DDS. He worked as a public health dentist for Contra Costa Health Services, primarily at the West County Health Center in Richmond. He is the Associate Director at the Berkeley Free Clinic, where he provides dental care for the homeless and underserved. He also provides volunteer dental services for CDA Cares, and is active in the Alameda County Dental Society.
Ashley Cheng grew in up Torrance, CA. She earned a B.A. in Public Health and minor in Global Poverty and Practice from UC Berkeley. Ashley graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and assisted on the delivery of Teledentistry and the Virtual Dental Home model at the Pacific Center for Special Care. She then completed a MPH at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health focusing on healthcare management and hopes to continue working for non-profits and health centers to address oral health inequities. Ashley is currently residing in Seattle, where she splits her time as an Associate Dentist in a family practice and at Neighborcare Health, which is a community health center in the heart of Seattle.
Erin is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Sociology & Critical Social Thought. She has an extensive customer service background, which has evolved into a passion for providing exceptional patient care. While attending SFSU, Erin co-founded the Freedom School of San Francisco State University, an organization based on Freedom Schools of the civil rights era. That experience contributed to her belief that everyone deserves equal treatment and care, regardless of background, income or social status. Originally from the Half Moon Bay coastside, she spends her time away from work with her husband and two kids. They enjoy gardening, camping and cooking.
Matt Nickell is a government attorney who defends and enforces the civil rights of individuals living in greater Los Angeles. He previously worked in legal services representing low income tenants and homeowners facing eviction and foreclosure. Matt received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and J.D. from Harvard Law School. He believes strongly in the power of law and policy to empower underprivileged individuals and communities, and sees access to quality health care and the fight for social justice as inextricably linked.
Edward Hsu is currently an auditor for one of the four major public accounting firms in the world. For past four years, he has worked in the Silicon Valley and his expertise is in the technology industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. He holds a B.A in Economics and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice from the University of California, Berkeley. In his free time, he enjoys going outdoors and discovering new places to go hiking.
Brian has been with Just Health 510 since opening in July, 2017. He previously worked with Dr. Reese at City Dental for 13 years. Brian has a B.S. degree in computer science and a minor degree in mathematics. He likes music, movies, reading, watching volleyball and playing badminton.
Dr. Akhil Reddy graduated from the University of the Pacific with a B.S. in Biology. He then attended the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the UOP Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Alumni Association. His main interests include dental business management, operations and marketing. When he has free time, Dr. Reddy enjoys Muay Thai Martial Art, and exploring vineyards and wine.
Andrew Whang is a software engineer at Facebook. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has been involved in direct service nonprofit work in the Bay Area since 2008. He is grateful for the opportunity to provide comprehensive health services to underserved communities.
Antoinette Siu is a Bay Area journalist covering business and policy. She holds a B.A. in peace and conflict studies from the University of California, Berkeley and M.A. in journalism from Syracuse University as a Newhouse fellow. Antoinette has been published in The Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Business Times, International Business Times and featured on local and state radio.
Kelly Vitzthum is currently an oral health policy analyst at a Massachusetts health policy and consumer advocacy organization. She has work experience in topics ranging from homelessness to health care quality improvement, and believes inequity in oral health is a vastly overlooked social justice issue. Kelly has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is currently a dental student at the UCLA School of Dentistry.
Shruthi Bhuma is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she received a degree in Molecular Cell Biology and Ethnic Studies. As an organizer and policy advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area, she works with impacted community members to support their knowledge of existing resources and leadership in policy campaigns regarding tenant protections, immigrant justice, and health access. Her work with low-income communities has fueled her belief that civic engagement is essential in transforming basic human needs into human rights guaranteed to all. She holds expertise in legislative advocacy and leadership development as well as multiple certifications in quality improvement, lean methodologies, and design thinking from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Acumen Foundation.
Swathi Bhuma is an organizer and policy advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area. For many years, she has worked to empower directly impacted individuals to advance programs, policies, and protections on issues regarding housing, immigration, and healthcare. Her work has allowed her to develop extensive experience in community power building, legislative advocacy, and leadership development. She is a native of San Jose, CA and is a proud graduate of the University of California Berkeley where she received a B.A. in Molecular Cell Biology and minor in Ethnic Studies. She also holds multiple certifications in quality improvement, human-centered design, and lean methodologies from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Acumen Foundation.