Meet our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Kevin Hamilton
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin is focused on reducing the burden of chronic respiratory disease and environmental health impacts valley-wide. He has served as developer, coordinator, administrator and director for multiple programs in both hospital and community based settings serving poor and under served communities in the San Joaquin Valley. Kevin serves on numerous boards and committees associated with grassroots community capacity building and local, state and regional policy development. His education includes an AS in Respiratory Care, BS in Geology, extended course work in social work, mathematics, business and management training. He has worked extensively on different aspects of health care access and redesign around primary care, disease management, childhood and adult immunizations and behavioral health for over 35-years and is a well- known advocate for social and environmental justice.
Kudzai Nyandoro
Associate Director
Kudzai Nyandoro joined the Central California Asthma Collaborative, as the Associate Director, in February 2018. He has worked on various health related projects in Fresno for the past 10 years and some of these include health reform, access to health care, using technology to screen and enroll clients into public access programs such as Medi-Cal, CalFresh, etc. In his previous position as a Project Manager at Fresno Healthy Communities Access Partners, Kudzai was involved in project management, assisting with the administration of the organization, data collection, report writing as well as information and technology monitoring/ troubleshooting. He also has a background in research from the Central Valley Health Policy Institute where he was involved in research projects such as health reform, telemedicine, plus analyzing and mapping zip code level hospitalization data. Kudzai has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Master’s degree in Public Health from California State University, Fresno.
Yanni Gonzalez
Communications Director/ Programs Coordinator

Yanni oversees all communications and marketing for CCAC, including social media and website updates. He works directly with southern San Joaquin Valley communities to improve the lives of asthmatics in Kern, Kings and Tulare Counties. He led CCAC's efforts to enroll South Valley Schools in the Healthy Air Living Schools Program. He also currently serves as the Chairperson for the Kings County Asthma Coalition, as well as, the Co-Chair of the Asthma Coalition of Kern County. Prior to working with the Central California Asthma Collaborative, Yanni received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Humboldt State University where he also interned at Mad River Radio Co. Yanni believes that the change we seek, starts within ourselves. He was a volunteer at Food For People in Northern California during his college career and currently volunteers with Self-Help Enterprises every Saturday to build homes for the community of Woodlake.

Angela Islas
Policy Advocate
Angela recently graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health, with a focus in Community Health. She had previously interned with Central California Asthma Collaborative since December of 2016. Prior to working with CCAC, Angela was a Legislative Assistant for the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition, organizing meetings and education materials for their 14th Annual Action Day in Sacramento, CA. Also, she has been a volunteer with the Valley Children’s Hospital Adaptive Sports program assisting in the rock climbing clinics and wheelchair basketball practices. Out of the office, she loves to go rock climbing at her local rock climbing gym in Fresno, practice yoga, kickbox, hike and climb outdoors, hang out with friends, and spend solitary time cooking and watching tv series that she has never had a chance to watch.
Emily Lopez
Community Health Worker

Emily was raised in Venezuela, where she started working with the community at a young age. After coming to the United States, and working for Mercy Housing, Inc and Catholic Charities CYO in San Francisco, she developed a special interest in assisting under served families, who are unfamiliar with the United State healthcare system. She worked to resolve communication barriers/cultural gaps within the health care system. She is dedicated to advocacy work, helping her community gain equitable services, providing education on specific health issues and promoting healthy daily habits that families can easily adopt. Emily is currently working on attaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

Ana Rivera
Community Health Worker

Ana is a recent graduate from California State University, Fresno, where she obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Public Health and had served as a Volunteer Coordinator with the Food Recovery Network to assist in reducing food waste and food insecurity. Prior to working with the Central California Asthma Collaborative she served with The American Red Cross as part of Disaster Cycle Services where she focused on emergency preparedness education. She has also served with Jumpstart and helped children in underserved communities develop language and literacy skills. Her passion for helping underserved communities grew out of having been raised in a small agricultural city where many of the residents did not have access to health care. Ana wants to empower individuals to advocate for themselves to create broader social change in the community.