Ken has more than 15 years of public health experience working in the Washington, DC and San Francisco Bay Areas on survey research, program evaluation, and technical assistance and training (TTA) projects funded at the state and federal levels. Most of this time has involved large-scale projects addressing the mental and behavioral health of historically disadvantaged populations, including racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities, and at-risk youth. Since 2008, he has worked primarily on projects funded at the state level providing TTA that promotes evidence-based mental and behavioral health services that are culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of traditionally marginalized and underserved populations across California. Ken has worked with mental and behavioral health service providers, county agencies, and institutions of higher education to assess needs and develop TTA plans. He has also cultivated an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts, monitored consultant assignments, managed regional trainings, developed curricula, and facilitated trainings and presentations. Beginning with five years at LGBT-TRISTAR, Ken is well known for his extensive work improving health and social services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LBGTQ) individuals and their families, and has additional expertise serving people with physical and mental disabilities, military veterans, and foster youth.
Ken received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and has a graduate certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from California State University East Bay. He is an avid gardener and home chef, plays piano, and enjoys hiking and beachcombing with family and friends in the Northern California region he calls home.