Ms. DeBurgh has been working with HOAC since 2005. 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. She earned her undergraduate degree in politics from U.C. Santa Cruz in 2000.
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. DeBurgh rounds out her personal life with involvement in two amazing communities: roller derby and Burning Man. She is a referee with Sacred City Derby Girls and camps at Pancake Playhouse, on the 9:00 Plaza in Black Rock City.
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 experience. Ms. Navarro lives in Sacramento with her son and spends some of her free time volunteering to help maintain an organic community garden, using this as a hands on learning experience for her future goals. She is currently taking classes with the ultimate goal of a degree in Permaculture; an emphasis on Urban Permaculture Design.
Her other outside interests include: crafting, reading and Latin ballroom dancing. Ms. Navarro is fluent in Mexican Spanish and is currently learning Brazilian Portuguese.
Brandon earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis in 2013. While finishing his undergraduate education, Brandon worked in a clinical laboratory and served on several campaigns to elect progressive candidates to public office. After graduating, Brandon took a position 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 give a voice to publicly employed physicians, dentists, advanced practice clinitians, and other health care professionals. Since joining the Health Officers Association of California in December 2014, Brandon has solidified his interest in public health policy and is taking steps toward pursuing his MPH.