The San Joaquin Valley’s Genoveva Islas, MPH Selected as Newest Board Member for the California Bicycle Coalition - California Bicycle Coalition

The San Joaquin Valley’s Genoveva Islas, MPH Selected as Newest Board Member for the California Bicycle Coalition

by / March 28, 2016

The California Bicycle Coalition is honored to include the San Joaquin Valley’s Genoveva Islas, MPH as its newest Board Member.  An avid bicyclist, with over 25 years of experience in both the public and private health sectors, Genoveva is currently the Program Director for Cultiva La Salud. Cultiva La Salud is dedicated to creating healthier communities in the San Joaquin Valley by changing policies, systems and environments to allow for greater access to healthy foods and beverages and increased opportunities for physical activity.

For Immediate Release – March 28, 2016

From: Melissa Balmer – Media Director California Bicycle Coalition Cell 562.221.9672 email:Melissa@calbike.org

Re:  The San Joaquin Valley’s Genoveva Islas, MPH Selected as Newest Board Member for the California Bicycle Coalition

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Sacramento CA – The California Bicycle Coalition is honored to include the San Joaquin Valley’s Genoveva Islas, MPH as its newest Board Member.  An avid bicyclist, with over 25 years of experience in both the public and private health sectors, Genoveva is currently the Program Director for Cultiva La Salud. Cultiva La Salud is dedicated to creating healthier communities in the San Joaquin Valley by changing policies, systems and environments to allow for greater access to healthy foods and beverages and increased opportunities for physical activity.

Ms. Islas is also a board member for the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, California Food Policy Advocates, California Institute for Rural Studies, and Community Water Center.  Islas was appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley board and most recently the Health Benefit Exchange Board for California (Covered CA).

“We’ve worked with Genoveva as an ally in state policy change; I’m excited we’ll now get to benefit from her expertise and San Joaquin Valley connections as she plays a more strategic role as a board member,” said Dave Snyder, CalBike’s Executive Director.

About the California Bicycle Coalition

The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) is California’s state-level bicycling advocacy organization, working to enable more people to ride bicycles for healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities for all. CalBike partners with all 16 professionally-staffed local bicycle advocacy organizations across the state, and hosts a bi-annual summit.
We envision millions of people riding bikes every day in California with networks of safe streets and paths conveniently connect every destination. Our goal is to double the amount of bicycling in the Golden State 2017, and become the most bike-friendly state in the country by 2020. Learn more at calbike.org.

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