People

Baharak Amanzadeh, DDS

Care Coordination and Sustainability Specialist

Sepideh Banava, DDS, MBA, MPH

Deputy, DPH Residency Program Director

Dr. Sepideh Banava is a dentist and specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials, and a Dental Public Health Diplomate. She has over 20 years of clinical and research experience in fields such as dental biomaterials, dental caries prevention and treatment, oral health disparities, oral health literacy, infection control in dentistry, school-based programs, designing surveys, social marketing, designing and conducting clinical trials, and health informatics.

Katie Conklin

Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA) Specialist

Katie is a is a Project Coordinator for the UCSF OpenSmiles HRSA grant and was part of the first COHTAC team. Katie founded a non-profit to bring KOHA into schools and worked closely with varies partners to learn about their needs. She now brings her experience to support and guide the Local Oral Health Programs with questions on KOHA planning, implementation, and evaluation. In her free time she enjoys cups of coffee, yoga, and trying to learn to surf.    

Rebecca Hargreaves

Deputy Director Healthforce Center

Kristin Hoeft, PhD, MPH

COHTAC Director

Dr. Hoeft has expertise in health education, dental health communication and qualitative research methods. She focuses on making optimal home hygiene and dental care experiences accessible to diverse and vulnerable populations.

Aubri Kottek

Program Manager

Aubri Kottek holds a Master of Public Health degree and is a research and program manager at UCSF with expertise in understanding how health equity manifests. She conducts mixed methods research investigating oral health inequities, innovations in dental care delivery, and oral health workforce issues.

Gustavo Sanchez

Aministrative Officer II, Program Administrator

Gustavo has worked in the non-profit organizations focused on children's oral health through out Sonoma County for over 10 years. He has experience in radio, television, film, content creation and community outreach and engagement. He has previously worked as a Research Analyst for the Department of Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences.