Jaime G. Deville, MD, FAAP is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and is the Director of the Care-4-Families Clinic at UCLA. Dr. Deville obtained his MD from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, and completed a one year Tropical Medicine fellowship at the Alexander Von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute in Lima, Peru, a pediatric internship at the Cayetano Heredia University Hospital in Lima, Peru, and subsequently completed his pediatric residency as well as chief residency at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Deville has been at UCLA since 1992, where he completed research and clinical Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowships, including a one year epidemiology fellowship at the UCLA Center for Vaccine Research. Dr. Deville joined the UCLA Faculty in 1997, Dr. Deville’s main areas of research are the pathogenesis, epidemiology and treatment of resistant gram-positive infections, HIV-1 pathogenesis, immune reconstitution, antiretrovirals, vaccinology, and has done extensive research in antibacterials, antifungals, and antiviral agents. Dr. Deville is the Principal Investigator at UCLA for several NIH-funded networks, including the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network, the DMID/Influenza DCR Network, the Pediatric Trials Network (PTN), the Adolescent Trials Network (ATN), and the INSIGHT Network. Dr. Deville is a former vice-chair of the Advisory Commission in Childhood Vaccines for the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and also is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the National Hispanic Medical Association, and serves as a reviewer for 22 leading medical journals. At UCLA, Dr. Deville teaches and mentors undergraduate, graduate, medical students, residents, and fellows from UCLA and other medical schools, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Natalie Sanchez, MPH is a two time BRUIN with a MPH degree and a BA in Sociology. She has dedicated 15 years of her career to reducing HIV and improving medical outcomes in Latino communities. Natalie was the former Administrator of AltaMed’s Specialty Department where she managed a team of 50 employees overseeing HIV services for over 1,700 clients each year. In August 2018, Natalie joined UCLA’s Department of Pediatrics as the Director of the Family AIDS Network. Natalie has created and led some of the largest and most successful multicultural HIV campaigns as well as implemented a combination of public health strategies to reduce HIV infections. Sin Vergüenza, Ask Me About PrEP, Free to Be campaigns have become prominent HIV educational tools across the country. In June 2019, Natalie launched the Women and HIV initiative in Los Angeles County to bring attention to Women living with HIV in Los Angeles County and their needs calling for women-centered programs that address the HIV disparities.
Shellye Jones, MSW, LCSW received a BA from Oberlin College and graduated top of her class with an MSW from the University of CT. Shellye delivered the Commencement address at her graduation and voted exemplary social work student by her class. She has dedicated her career to working with people struggling with issues of infertility, terminally ill children, and people living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. Her career started at the YMCA as a young teen working as a summer camp employee. In 1988, she was the first summer camp employee hired at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a camp for children with terminal and catastrophic illnesses. For the past 15 years, Shellye has worked as a volunteer support group facilitator for women, men and couples dealing with all issues of fertility and infertility. She has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS since before the Ryan White Care act was created, holding many different positions from case manager to interim director and consultant. Shellye started one of the first, if not the very first, women’s support group for women living with HIV/AIDS in LA County and this group of women assisted several of the actors, including Denzell Washington, as they prepared for their roles in the movie Philadelphia. Shellye has directed and produced Public Service Announcements: a women and HIV testing initiative, a campaign to raise awareness about The National HIV/AIDS Strategy and a PSA for Women and PrEP. Shellye is an inspirational speaker, a seasoned clinician and a dedicated ally who has received many awards and numerous accolades.
Elia Silveyra, MSW born in the United States but grew-up in Mexico. She grew up in a small town in Tecalitlan Jalisco, she moved back to United States at the age of 16 years old to come and live with her biological mother who she had not seen for several years because she was unable to go back to Mexico due to her immigration status. She received an AA degree from Glendale Community College in 2000. She transferred to California State University, Los Angeles to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and graduated in 2003. After working in the social work sector and devoting time to raising her children, she decided to return to school, she obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2011. She has worked in several positions in which she developed a tremendous amount of passion to help others and make a difference throughout her career. She has worked for Phoenix Academic, San Fernando Valley Community Health Center, Department of Family and Children Services, and has obtain knowledge in the specialty sector of ageing and end of life programs. In 2011, her career serving PLWH started when she worked with the geriatric population in a Hospice doing Home Health Services. In 2012, she was hire as the social worker assigned to the Care-4-Families (C4F) Clinic under the UCLA Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Department. At C4F she has been working with many families from which she has learned most of her social work clinical training. She is quick to say being a social worker has been one of her greatest accomplishments, of course, aside from being a mom to four amazing boys that keep her busy and focused. She credits her accomplishments to the unconditional support she has received from her husband throughout her education and career.
Mariela Magaña Ceballos immigrated with her family at the age of four from Michoacán, Mexico. She grew up in the agriculture communities of Thermal and City of Coachella in the Eastern Riverside County. She received a B.S in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has dedicated her young professional years to helping disadvantaged and marginalized communities in Southern California and Oklahoma. Upon graduating from college, she has been able to expand her professional expertise in various areas such as health education, advocacy, facilitating multi-sector collaborative efforts, and as a program implementation manager. She worked for four years as an Administrative Assistant at UCLA Care-4-Families Clinic during her time as a student at UCLA. In Ada, Oklahoma she worked as a Health Coordinator at Byng High School with the non-profit Healthcorps. She then decided to return and give back to her community as a Policy Advocate for Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability (LCJA), as the Housing CAN Implementation Manager with Lift To Rise and as the Summer Coachella Valley Health Fellow with Health Career Connection. She is committed to volunteering in her community and mentoring the future generation of health professionals; she was a peer mentor with UCLA Medicos Enfermeros Y Dentistas Para el Pueblo (MEDPEP) for four years and is currently the Chief Analytics Officer with MiMentor. After four year she has rejoin the UCLA Care-4-Families and UCLA Family AIDS Network team as our Data Quality Analyst.
Maritza Ramirez is the daughter of two Mexican immigrants and a first-generation college student. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles where she received her Bachelors of Science in Anthropology with a minor in Mexican Studies. During her undergraduate career, she completed over 500 volunteer hours as a Care Extender, where her primary role was to aid the Medical Center staff to provide the exceptional care patients deserve. Maritza joined the CARE-4-Famillies team as a freshman work-study student in November 2012 and has had the wonderful opportunity to grow with the team since then. She began working full-time as the office Administrative Assistant in 2016 and transitioned to her role as the Retention Specialist for the Los Angeles Family AIDS Network and the Medical Care Coordination team in 2018. Outside of work, Maritza can be found spending time with her family and is a strong advocate for practicing self-care.