Staff from the Community Health Equity & Promotion Branch of the Population Health Division of The SF Department of Public Health provide backbone support to the Shape Up SF Coalition.

Backbone’s role is to serve as a neutral, coordinating entity that convenes stakeholders and manages activities and support the work of partners by assisting with strategic planning, supporting aligned activity, establishing shared measurement, building public will and mobilizing resources.

Meet the Shape Up SF Coalition Backbone:

 goette Christina Goette, MPH co-founded the Shape Up SF initiative in 2006. She works for the SF Department of Public Health as a Senior Health Program Planner focusing on chronic disease prevention. Her job includes directing the SUSF initiative and its projects, which includes staffing the SUSF Coalition, the Health SouthEast Coalition and directing related projects. In her spare time, Christina enjoys working out with her friends and daughter; going to the beach and cheering on the Giants.
 marianne headshot Marianne Szeto, MPH has served as the Shape Up SF Program Specialist since 2008. She has helped elevate healthy eating and active living for San Franciscans through a variety of projects including Sunday Streets, Safe Routes to School, Rethink Your Drink, Open Truth and working to bring daily, quality PE for all SF elementary students. She tries to model healthy eating and gets lots of physical activity chasing after her young daughter. Marianne earned her B.A. in Classical Civilization with a specialization in Business and Administration from University of California, Los Angeles and her Master of Public Health from San Jose State University.
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Arletha Murray, MPH works for the SF Department of Public Health in the Community Health Equity and Promotion Branch of the Public Health Division. Arletha has over 10 years of educational experience as a teacher and curriculum writer. Her job duties include education implementation, community engagement, outreach, technical assistance to partners, and coalition support. Arletha earned both Bachelor of Science in Health Science, and her Master of Public Health with emphasis in Community Health Education, from San Jose State University. In her spare time, Arletha enjoys attending Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors games.


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