Jeanette Flores is a native of the East San Gabriel Valley. She was raised in El Monte and currently resides in Covina with her family. As a mother of four and an engaged community resident, she proudly calls Charter Oak home. Ms. Flores and her husband chose the Charter Oak Unified School...Read more
Jeanette Flores is a native of the East San Gabriel Valley. She was raised in El Monte and currently resides in Covina with her family. As a mother of four and an engaged community resident, she proudly calls Charter Oak home. Ms. Flores and her husband chose the Charter Oak Unified School District as the place to raise and educate their four children and have been active in the community for over a decade. Ms. Flores serves as President for the Badillo Elementary School PTA, Board Secretary for San Gabriel Valley YWCA, Delegate for Covina/West Covina Soroptimist International, member of the Charter Oak Women’s Club.
In her current role as Director, Southern California for the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) she leads the Southern California region policy and outreach initiatives focused on health, wellness and prevention. For more than 15 years, Ms. Flores has focused her passion to advocate for programs and policies with the goal of improving children’s health outcomes by engaging communities in public policy. These policies help support healthier food choices and opportunities for physical activity in under-resourced communities.
Ms. Flores began her career addressing health disparities in communities throughout Southern California with Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Division. She worked in the Educational Outreach Program for eight years, mentoring and supporting youth and families in Baldwin Park. As she grew in her career, Ms. Flores transitioned to Kaiser’s Government Relations Team where she further honed her skills for advocating on behalf of health and wellness policies. In 2008, she transferred her skill set to higher education and worked at Cal Poly Pomona as the Early Assessment Program Ambassador for four years developing relationships with local high schools to support students as they enter higher education.
Ms. Flores is a graduate of the H.O.P.E, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality leadership institute and recent graduate of EMERGE California, a political candidate training program for women who aspire to run for office. She was also named Woman of the Year for the 48th Assembly District in 2013.
Ms. Flores earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and her master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Long Beach. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, traveling and volunteering to support local youth programs.