Episode 12 – Interview with Aparna Kota, MD

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In this last episode of season two, Carey talks with Dr. Aparna Kota, a pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente. She works in San Francisco, where she is a local leader for child abuse prevention and advocacy. She is also on the board of Safe and Sound (Formerly the SF Child Abuse Prevention Center) and she is an associate clinical faculty at UCSF where she teaches medical students and pediatric residents. She and Carey talk about leadership and struggling to use data about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in clinical practice.

Stay tuned for Season Three of the podcast in 2018

Kaiser Permanente Family Violence Prevention Program

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Episode 11 – Interview with Katie Albright, Esq.

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Season Two: Carey talks with Katie Albright, director of Safe and Sound (formerly the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center). Throughout her career, Katie has been pioneering in the fields of law, education and social services, both domestically and internationally. Pioneering is a legacy in her family as her mother, Madeleine Albright was the first woman in US history to serve as secretary of state. Katie and Carey discuss the value of a big vision that is grounded in real data and strategic partnerships.

Safe and Sound

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Episode 7: Interview with Cherri Allison, Esq.


Season Two: Carey talks with Cherri Allison, Esq., executive director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center. Ms. Allison deconstructs traditional, transactional business models of social services in favor of creating a relational, listening environment where survivors discover for themselves what they need to thrive. They discuss how she imagined the word of a family justice center before these centers existed and the seeds of wisdom she wants to share with younger leaders.

Alameda County Family Justice Center

Season Two – Welcome Back

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Change Agent is back for a second season of conversations with innovators and creative leaders in the field of Family Violence Prevention and Advocacy. This Season includes six interviews with social entrepreneurs from various backgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Next week begins the season with Cherri Allison, Esq., Executive Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center. Ms. Allison practiced family law where she imagined the work of a Family Justice Center before these centers existed. We discuss the “seeds” of wisdom she wants to share with younger leaders and what white folks call “intrinsic task motivation.”

Those who missed season one can listen here or on Stitcher or iTunes.