Lily May Catanes
Lily May Catanes, MBA is a queer, Igorot -American, singer, guitarist, dancer, wife, sister, auntie, and daughter to Igorot-Filipinx immigrants. As the Kilusan Wellness Director of Finance and Operations (and everything else), Lily May brings over 20 years' experience in finance, accounting, operations, events planning and capacity building in the non-profit, education, training, and family entertainment sectors.
Karen Villanueva, DAIM, LAc, Dipl. OM, RN, PHN, FAIHM has been a health care practitioner for over 25 years. She is a queer, Generation 1.5 immigrant-settler from the Philippines, and is a doctor of acupuncture and integrative medicine, a licensed acupuncturist, and a registered nurse. Throughout her career, Dr. Villanueva has had an abiding commitment to social justice, health equity, and serving low-income, underserved populations of color. She is humbled, honored, and grateful to bring her leadership, stewardship, management experience, and clinical expertise to her role as Kilusan Wellness Executive Director.
Board of Directors
Dennis von Elgg
Mena Kamel works for The Alameda County Public Health Department
(ACPHD) with a unit called Health Promotion and Community Partnerships where he leads design initiatives for a diverse range of community-based projects that redress health & social related disparities that negatively impact LGBT+ BIPOC residents. He is the coordinator of ACPHD’s health fair committee which organizes free vaccinations, health screenings, safer sex supplies, and other services at 100 different health fairs each year.
Acupuncture has played a major role in his own learning of what the body's natural healing abilities are, and thinks that this medicine should be available to everyone.
In this spare time, he enjoys writing, printmaking, and staring at clouds. One of his simplest pleasures is morning yoga.
Ryan is a Quality & Process Improvement Manager at Alameda Health System and part of the Value Based Care team where he leads and facilitates performance improvement projects, data analysis, and implements best practices across the care continuum to ensure access to high-quality health care for all. He is driven and motivated by a passion for health justice and eliminating health disparities.
Karla Jean Bacayan