Our Health & Housing Summit brings together experts and nonprofit leaders to discuss critical health and housing issues facing our community. Accessible health care and housing are two of the greatest challenges facing many of the residents served by our nonprofit organizations. The summit is designed to provide our nonprofit partners with information on policies and trends to better guide them in providing services to their clients. Attendees hear from and network with local, state and federal experts and nonprofit leaders working at the health and housing intersect to effectively address the needs of our community.

Health & Housing Summit 2019


Speaker Bios

Presentations and handouts, for which materials have been used.


Opening Keynote - The Link Between Health and Housing
Michele Lew, Chief Executive Officer, The Health Trust


Cannabis - The Health Policy Issue for Now and the Future

Presenter:  Kimmy Barclay, Former SVCN Intern

Presentation (K. Barclay)

Panel:  William T. Armaline, PhD, Director, Human Rights Collaborative, San José State University
Sean Kali-rai, Founder and President, Silicon Valley Cannabis Alliance
Lenny Siegel, Former Mayor, City of Mountain View

Moderator: Ramona Giwargis, Co-Founder and Editor, San José Spotlight

A Look at California's First Year

Here's How Year One of Legal Cannabis in CA Played Out

The Power of Food to Prevent and Treat Disease

Paul Hepfer, Senior Vice President, The Health Trust


Health and Housing Summit

Health & Housing Summit 2018