Speaker Date Topic
Anthony L-T Chen, MD MPH Apr 09, 2020
COVID-19: Working together to protect our community’s health
 COVID-19: Working together to protect our community’s health

Anthony L-T Chen is the Director of Health of Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. As the chief health strategist for Pierce County, he promotes a policy, systems and environmental change approach to advance the Health Department’s vision of healthy people and healthy communities.

Chen has a passion for health equity, bringing a personal commitment to the health department’s mission: to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County.

During his career, he has developed expertise in:

  • Community health planning and program development.
  • Quality and systems improvement.
  • Access to healthcare.
  • Cross-cultural medicine and cultural competency in healthcare.

Chen serves on state and national public health committees; regional planning bodies; and local, state and congressional district committees on healthcare access and reform.

A Duke University medical school graduate, he completed family medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati and a faculty development fellowship at Duke University. He received his Masters of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health and has taught at medical centers and universities.

Preston Peck Apr 16, 2020
Recycle Reset: How International Market Changes Are Impacting Tacoma
Recycle Reset: How International Market Changes Are Impacting Tacoma

Preston Peck is the Recycle Reset Project Lead focused on community outreach, engagement, and education for the City’s residential recycling program. Preston is deeply passionate about inclusive policy development that utilizes a participatory approach and reflects the desires of impacted communities. Originally from Alabama, Preston’s background is rooted in bridging the rural-urban divide through grassroots organizing and empowering people to advocate for thoughtful policies. Prior to moving to Washington in 2018, Preston was the policy director at Toxic Free NC in Raleigh, North Carolina where he worked to advance policies to protect communities from toxic pesticides and chemicals. Preston holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development from SIT Graduate Institute and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Birmingham Southern College.

Lisa Mansfield Apr 30, 2020
Baby Court
Baby Court

Lisa Mansfield is a parent’s attorney in Tacoma and helps parents in Dependency proceedings reunify with their children.  She has been a supporter of Baby Court since it’s inception.  She is also president of the Pierce County Minority Bar Association and a proud Rotary 8 member.