Victor Colman, JD - Director
Victor Colman earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. He worked thirteen years in public health policy and prevention in California both for non-profits and county governments. He moved to Washington State in 1997 and served in various legislative and policy advisor roles at the Washington State Department of Health from 1999 – 2007. He is currently President of Uncommon Solutions, Inc., a health policy consultant firm based in Olympia, WA. One current project is the staffing of a statewide public health advocacy group, termed the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition. In the last few years he helped to steer this group to several policy successes, including the establishment of the Safe Routes to School program in state statute, and the initial development of a statewide food policy council.
Jennifer Trott, MPH - Associate Director
Jennifer Trott is Associate Director of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition and is based in Seattle, WA. In her role with the Coalition, she oversees the Soda Free Sundays campaign, institutional efforts toward healthier beverage environments, and general Coalition communications and outreach efforts. She recently coordinated the development of “Shared Use for Washington State: A toolkit to guide community partners in forming successful agreements”. Prior to joining the Coalition, Jennifer was the Communications Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s flagship health care program, Aligning Forces for Quality. She has several years of experience researching and managing communications for RWJF grants, especially focused on vulnerable populations. She has a BA from Wellesley College and a Masters of Public Health in Health Policy from The George Washington University.
Joyce Tseng, MPH – Project Coordinator
Joyce Tseng supports organizations in the development and implementation of healthy food and beverage environments and policies. She has 12 years of coalition-building, community organizing, and project management experience and has worked at a housing authority, non-profits, and labor unions. Mostrecently at the Seattle Housing Authority, she collaborated with community stakeholders to successfully implement a healthy vending policy and encourage High Point retail stores to start selling fresh and affordable produce. She has a BA from Colgate University and a Masters of Public Health in from the University of Washington.
Dorsol Plants – Outreach Specialist
Dorsol Plants is a former US Army Cavalry Scout, who invaded Iraq in 2003 and returned for another combat deployment in 2005. After leaving the military, he moved to Seattle, WA in 2007, and has worked as a community organizer and activist for people’s health and the homeless since. Running for Seattle City Council in 2009, he has recently served on the Board of the Seattle Veterans’ Standdown and as campaign coordinator for Soda Free Sunday, a county wide awareness campaign on the harmful effect of sugary drinks. Presently; he is working for the COPC as a coordinator for the Hydrate For Health campaign, encouraging organizations and families to provide healthier beverage options to our community.
Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition Mailing Address
419 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 859-2500
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