Hannah Seriki (she/her) is the Director of Health Equity & Justice with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California. Alongside her team at the Alliance, Hannah leads efforts to advance regional collaboration, learning, and implementation of equity and justice initiatives that work to support Southern CA in advancing equitable policies and practices in partnership with the communities they serve.
Hannah comes to this work professionally from a background in maternal child health; in particular, efforts and action to champion reproductive justice through addressing upstream barriers including structural racism, systemic oppression, and institutional bias. As a proud graduate of the Department of Urban Public Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Hannah is most interested in work exploring how transformative solutions are found when power differentials are identified and effectively addressed through authentic relationship and trust building as an antidote to colonial approaches to public health surveillance and program implementation.
Personally, Hannah comes to this work as the daughter of southeast Asian refugees and the birth mother, adoptive mother, and foster mother to four incredible humans. Hannah's favorite thing in the world is people, and she brings to the Alliance her commitment to help create systems where people can be seen, heard, and ultimately loved better tomorrow than they are today.