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 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.
Chief Science and Research Officer
Tim co-founded CCAC in 2011 and served as the interim CEO from 2011-2013. He also served as Chairman of the Board from 2011-2016 and continues to serve as a Board member today. Tim formally joined the CCAC staff as Chief Science and Research Officer in 2018. He spent the previous 16 years overseeing and conducting research at UCSF Fresno, serving as Director of the Clinical Research Center from 2013-2018. During his time at UCSF, Tim collaborated with investigators from several institutions to study Valley air pollution and its associations with inflammatory diseases in children, like asthma.
Yanni Gonzalez is the Communications Director and Programs Coordinator at CCAC. Yanni began working with CCAC in 2016 to enroll South Valley schools into the Healthy Air Living Schools Program, and has since become an integral part of the organization. He currently oversees all internal and external communications for CCAC, as well as coordinates the Asthma Impact Model Program and outreach for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project throughout the eight counties of the San Joaquin Valley. Prior to working with the Central California Asthma Collaborative, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Humboldt State University. Having been born and raised in the Central Valley, Yanni is passionate about serving and providing resources for those living within disadvantaged communities.
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.