Charlotte Dickson, MSW, Campaign Director

Ms. Dickson has directed our Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign since its inception in 2008. She has extensive experience working with elected officials and advocates to establish local health policies. Previously, while working for Contra Costa Health Services from 1998 to 2008, she directed a campaign to pass a comprehensive youth tobacco ordinance in 18 cities and the unincorporated areas of the county. Ms. Dickson received her MSW from Boston University, where she concentrated in Community Organizing.

Kanat Tibet, MA, Local Policy Specialist

As the HEAL Cities Campaign’s local policy specialist since 2009, Mr. Tibet has met with elected officials and city staff of nearly 250 cities to engage them in the Campaign. Mr. Tibet spends the majority of his time working directly with city officials, helping them to identify and pursue policies aimed at creating healthier communities in order to stem the obesity epidemic. Prior to joining Public Health Advocates (formerly CA Center for Public Health Advocacy), Mr. Tibet served as program director and legislative analyst for the League of California Cities. A native of Istanbul, he has been living in California since 1989, and received his master’s degree in Communications from San Francisco State University in 1993.