Juan Carlos Belliard

Juan Carlos Belliard

Director

Juan Carlos Belliard has taught in the areas of culture and health; traditional, complementary and alternative medicine; ethnographic research methods; health disparities; and migrant health. His research interest focuses on medical pluralism. He is currently Director of the Institute for Community Partnerships and a co-investigator at Loma Linda University’s Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine. As an educator, Dr. Belliard applies service-learning methods to his teaching in local and international communities, and is dedicated to various efforts that strengthen community-university relationships. His passion for minority health, education, and health equity.

​Meg Daly

​Meg Daly

Associate Director

Megan Daly (Masters of Health Administration, University of Southern California) is Loma Linda University Health’s Director of Community Benefit and the Associate Director for the Institute for Community Partnerships. Ms. Daly’s professional background includes over a decade of service at three of Southern California’s institutions: Keck Medicine of USC; the County of San Bernardino, Department of Behavioral Health; and multiple entities at Loma Linda University Health. Ms. Daly’s administrative background includes work in community health development, grants and project management, patient relations and grievance management, staff education and training, clinic operational management, and program design, implementation and evaluation for outcomes. She has specialty knowledge in behavioral health services, clinical operations experience in managing outpatient oncology, and in hospital-based service excellence and patient satisfaction. Ms. Daly teaches at the Loma Linda University’s School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor on health care system operations, translation of policy into healthcare systems, and the cultural intersections between patients, providers, and systems that require new paradigms of cultural humility. Ms. Daly brings her passion for connecting with people and her enjoyment of the facilitation of complex administration processes to the office of Community Benefit in service to our Inland Empire community.

Nery Pereira

Nery Pereira

Administrative Assistant
Johanny Valladares

Johanny Valladares

Administrative Assistant
Cristie Granillo

Cristie Granillo

Program Manager

Cristie Granillo (MEd, University of Nevada, MS Azusa Pacific University) is the Community Health Worker Integration Manager at Loma Linda for the Institute for Community Partnerships. Through her leadership roles, Cristie has gained valuable experience managing programs to advocate for the creation of high quality educational pathways for students, wellness and safety for the community. From 2016 - 2018, Cristie served as Health Educator, Program Manager at Fresno Barrios Unidos.Through her experiences she has demonstrated her commitment to addressing social justice issues impacting youth and inequities in underserved communities. She currently manages the community health community workers for Chaffey Joint Unified High School District, San Bernardino City Unified School District, and Loma Loma Linda’s Community Health Workers supporting the NICU and Diabetes patients.

Karla Estudillo Fuentes

Karla Estudillo Fuentes

Program Manager

Karla Estudillo Fuentes is passionate about community-centered, community-led work in the pursuit of improving health by addressing inequities. Her own experience as the daughter of immigrants from Mexico has inspired her to view communities through the lens of resiliency and assets rather than needs. Karla previously worked as a community organizer dedicated to addressing health and crime through community-based leadership in Orange County and has interned/volunteered in vulnerable population settings addressing community health in Mexico, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil. She currently coordinates a scholarship for youth in the Dominican Republic, Beca Resiliencia, that she founded alongside her sister who served in the Batey during her Peace Corps assignment. Karla recently graduated with her MPH in Global Health from Loma Linda University where she also worked as a Graduate assistant addressing Service Learning and community health through a local, ongoing community garden project in San Bernardino. Karla now works with the Institute for Community Partnerships' CAPS program to continue addressing the reciprocal learning possible when academic institutions and communities learn and serve alongside one another.

Siquem Bustillos

Siquem Bustillos

Program Coordinator
Melina Wilson

Melina Wilson

Community Outreach Coordinator
Crissy Irani

Crissy Irani

Research Analyst