Meet Our Team

Sue Grinnell, MPH

Principal Investigator & PHIL Director

Lisa Tadlock, MPA

Shauna Olsen, MPH

Shanthal Ferreyra

NAC Director

Program Associate

Program Associate II

Mountain Lake


All rural Northern California residents have everything they need to live resilient and happy, healthy lives

A Program of the Public Health Institute 

The Population Health Innovation Lab designs, catalyzes, and accelerates innovative approaches that advance health, well-being, and equity.

Many Northern California Counties are disproportionately affected by high Adverse Child Experience (ACE) scores relative to other regions in California. Domestic violence is an indicator in the ACE spectrum along with other Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) which play a critical role in healthy families. 


The Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL), a program of the Public Health Institute, will support the formation of a Northern California collaborative and act as the backbone, to support and enhance current activities in the six pilot target counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity.  The focus is on identifying and addressing opportunities for policy and systems change that mitigate issues of trauma and domestic violence using the Life-Course Model. The Collaborative is built on existing long-standing partnerships in Northern California rural counties. The counties have addressed various aspects of ACEs, Trauma, and or DV individually. Given the similar demographic nature and a large landmass of the participating rural counties, acknowledging the fluidity of the population, we propose a regional approach to address trauma and domestic violence.

About Us

Current Partners

  • African American Family and Cultural Center

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley

  • Butte County Office of Education

  • Butte County Public Health

  • Catalyst Domestic Violence Services

  • Colusa County Health and Human Services Agency

  • Dignity Health Plan

  • Empower Tehama

  • Expect More Tehama

  • First 5 Shasta County

  • First 5 Trinity County

  • Glenn County Health and Human Services

  • Glenn County Office of Education

  • Human Response Network

  • Northern California Child Development Inc

  • Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS)

  • Orland Joint Unified School District

  • Shasta County Office of Education

  • Shasta County Probation

  • Shasta County Health and Human Services

  • Shasta Women's Refuge, One SAFE Place

  • Tehama County Department of Education

  • Tehama County Health Services Agency

  • Tehama County Social Services

  • Terri Fields-Hosler (Ret.) Shasta Public Health Director

  • Trinity County Office of Education

  • Trinity County Probation Department