Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team is connected by one thing – a desire to realize health equity throughout California and beyond. Our diversity gives us strength as we find tailored solutions to our clients’ challenges.

Group of CAPTC staff

Meet the people building and delivering responsive, community-centered curricula and capacity-building services.


“I want healthcare and health literacy to be more equitable and inclusive for everyone. In our work to promote equity and build provider capacity, we put people first in an effort to realize that.”

Dana Cropper MPA, MHR, CAPTC Director


“STIs are a normal consequence of being a sexually active person. Instead of being afraid of them, I want people to feel like they’re empowered to take care of their sexual health.”

Ina Park, MD, MS, Principal Investigator

Focus Areas

Wyatt Hanft, MD, MPH
Hanft is the Fellow in Sexually Transmitted Infections at UCSF, CAPTC, and the California Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch.
Laura Ellerbe, MS
Laura Ellerbe previously was a health services research analyst for nine studies at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
Sharon Adler, MD, MPH
Dr. Sharon Adler, MPH, is clinical faculty at the California Prevention Training Center and is Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in the department of…
Glenn Alexander
Glenn Alexander has more than 20 years of executive management experience with a focus on diversified project management, event, and meeting planning for a wide variety of clients in the…
Lauren Blakley, MA, MLIS
Our multidisciplinary team is connected by one thing – a desire to realize health equity throughout California and beyond.
Robert Wilder Blue
Robert Wilder Blue is a social worker and public health educator, with expertise in HIV biomedical prevention (PrEP/PEP) program creation, management, and evaluation, and PrEP navigation training and capacity building.
Dana Cropper, MPA, MHR
Dana Cropper previously served as the Director of Education at HealthHIV, where she led a federally-funded online education portfolio.
Linda DeSantis, MEd
Linda DeSantis, MEd, has worked in family planning and STD/HIV prevention for over twenty years in both community and public health settings.
Alice Gandelman, MPH
Alice Gandelman, MPH, is the former Director of the California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) and currently acts as a consultant to the Center.
Christopher Garcia
Christopher Garcia (he/him/his) is a virtual trainer with the Disease Intervention Training Center (DITC).
Rick Garcia
Rick Garcia is a self-motivated and adaptable individual who completed his undergraduate studies at California State University, Long Beach.