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Our pro-equity approaches

Change the narrative

Promote inclusive language and dialogue to shift the narrative and foster equity in government's language access initiatives. 

Subject matter expertise

Develop a team of language access experts to ensure accountability and effective leadership in advancing language access priorities across the County. 

Transformational change

Implement transformative strategies to dismantle language barriers and reform systems, structures, and policies that hinder equitable language access.

Partnerships and community engagement

Engage with community organizations and language access stakeholders to forge partnerships and drive collective impact in improving language access services. 

Policy analysis

Conduct research and evaluation to improve local policy and management in the realm of language access, striving to create inclusive language access policies and guidelines. 

Data, evaluation, and accountability

Establish accessible data infrastructures and employ data-driven approaches to identify disparities, track progress, and hold accountable the provision of equitable language access services 

Our staff

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Ricardo Romero-Morales, MPH  
Program Manager III-Language Access Unit
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Javier Jimenez  
Management Analyst  
[email protected] 

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Spanish translators and interpreters

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Alex Andrade  
Lead Spanish Translator/Interpreter
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Natalie Barraza  
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Monica Villicana  
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Monica Peña
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Diego Tornero
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Chinese translators and interpreters

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Benny Chang 
Lead Chinese Translator/Interpreter
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Michelle (Ai Ting) Tai 
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Tiffany (Xinyi) Cao
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Vietnamese translators and interpreters

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Phillip Huỳnh 
Lead Vietnamese Translator/Interpreter 
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Minh Trương
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Tagalog translators and interpreters

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Shierry Anne Mangligot 
Lead Tagalog Translator/Interpreter
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April Dy
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Manny Sales
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