2020 CAPA Virtual Summit: Presenters

Nicolle Perras

NicollePerrasNicolle Perras has worked at the intersections of public and mental health for 20 years conducting research, data surveillance, program development and evaluation. Her areas of expertise include suicide prevention, mental and behavioral health, the impact of trauma on health and wellbeing, trauma informed care and healthcare utilization, vicarious trauma and staff wellbeing, and connecting the dots between multiple forms of violence.

Nicolle currently works for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, addressing the prevention of gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and the commercial and sexual exploitation of children). She examines these public health issues through their intersections with mental health, chronic disease management, healthcare utilization, trauma informed service delivery and systems, and overall population health and wellness.

Nicolle received her BA and MPH from UCLA, and is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Los Angeles, California.



Alcopops are heavily flavored, heavily sugared, often high-ABV alcoholic beverages. They are among the most popular first drink for many youth. The Alcopop-Free Zone project used youth representatives to engage the San Rafael Canal community, educate retailers, and get alcopops off of store shelves.

]Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder includes bupernorphine among other medications. It offers the best opportunity for people who use opioids to live long, healthy lives, but only if they have access to it. Geographic, economic, and language barriers further complicate individuals' efforts to obtain this life-saving treatment. The MAT Access Project/Proyecto Latino TAM works to educate the Latinx community of Marin on the dangers of opioids, and promote culturally competent MAT services for those who needs it.


Within liquor, grocery, and drug stores, good retail practices can not only make it harder for youth to obtain alcohol, but make youth less interested in drinking. Youth Action for Safe Stores (YASS) develops youth leaders who can evaluate stores' retail practices, engage with business owners, and promote best retail practices throughout San Rafael.


Alcopops 2020



Don Carney, Director, Marin Youth Court
SRADC President

Nick Moorhatch, Producer, Comcast Cable Access
SRADC Vice President

Adolfo Aguilar, member, Youth For Justice

Marcianna Nosek
, PhD, MPH, MS, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco.
Larry Merideth, PhD, Director, Marin Health and Human Services

Michael Watenpaugh
, EdD, Superindent, San Rafael City Schools

Kevin Lynch, Director of Juvenile Services Division, County of Marin Probation Department

Elia Manzo, leader, Consejo Restaurativo

Wilibaldo Pulido, owner, La Plaza Market.

Douglas Mundo, Executive Director, Canal Welcome Center.

Mary Joe Williams, CAO, Bay Area Community Resources

Sam Alexander, Pastro, First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael

Eric Bejarano, student, Sonoma State University