Matt joined the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind team in September 2015. As Executive Director, Matt's primary focus is the overall strategy and management of the SBSM program, including community partnerships, fundraising and program development.
Matt grew up in Yorba Linda, CA, and is a graduate of UCLA, with a double major in Geography/Environmental Studies and History. At his core, Matt believes that health equity is one of the most important concepts to promote in today's world.
Driven by a lifelong passion for the outdoors, you will often find Matt hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing.
To contact: [email protected] or 310-267-6885
Paola joined the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind family in December 2019. She manages the implementation of program and the relationships across all SBSM schools.
Paola has been working in the education and non-profit sector for the past six years. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Child & Adolescent Development with a focus in Family Studies. Paola’s passion for her work is rooted in her experiences during high school. During her high school years, she was provided with crucial resources that guided her through life and shaped who she is as a person and as a professional.
Paola loves swimming, racket sports, and celebrates diversity by learning about different cultures through their fitness practices and culinary arts.
To contact regarding programming: [email protected] or 310-267-6886
Amelia joined the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind team in December 2020. She holds a BS in Kinesiology with a focus in Applied Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Development from California State University Northridge, where her passion for public health began. Amelia believes that movement and exercise, connection and interaction with nature, and strong communities are essential in our health and overall wellbeing.
When she’s not climbing rocks or exploring a new outdoor area, Amelia enjoys testing new recipes and tending to her indoor garden. Her life motto is, “Next Adventure!” and she strives to make adventures possible for everyone.
To contact regarding programming: [email protected] or 310-267-6887
Charles joined the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind team in February 2018. Since joining the staff, Charles has been working on all things related to fundraising and development. Prior to working at UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, Charles worked as a fundraising and development consultant for Guidance In Giving, Inc.
Born and raised in Valley Stream, NY, Charles graduated from Johnson State College in Johnson, VT with a degree in Health Science. Charles was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. Upon graduation, Charles went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.
In his spare time, Charles enjoys working out, playing sports, and being with family and friends.
To contact regarding development: [email protected] or 310-696-1028