Ms. DeBurgh has been working with HOAC since 2005. She earned her undergraduate degree in politics from U.C. Santa Cruz in 2000. With assistance from the HOAC Board of Directors, in 2011, she earned her Master's in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was inducted into the Delta Omega Honors Society for Public Health.
Ms. DeBurgh was trained by former executive director Bruce Pomer over a three year transition period. She was appointed executive director of HOAC on October 1, 2014.
Ms. Navarro has been working with HOAC since 2012 after 4 years with Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology, and 10 years with the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. These past positions contributed to her extensive background in customer relations and bookkeeping. She is currently studying Graphic Communications and Urban Permaculture Design.
Ms. Navarro lives in Sacramento with her son and spends some of her free time maintaining an organic garden and working in her art studio. Her other outside interests include: crafting, reading and Latin ballroom dancing. Ms. Navarro is fluent in Mexican Spanish and is learning Brazilian Portuguese.
Brandon earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health (Concentration in Policy) at the University of San Francisco. Prior to joining HOAC, Brandon served in the California Political Action Department of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, one of the nation’s largest public employee unions. There, Brandon worked alongside some of California’s most influential legislative advocates to represent publicly employed physicians, dentists, advanced practice clinicians, and other healthcare professionals.