The SLO County COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force provides recommendations on local vaccine distribution, based on CDC and State recommendations, the local situation, and input from the public. The task force is focused on ensuring that vulnerable community members have timely and equitable access to the vaccine.

Submit Public Comment for the Task Force

SLO County residents are encouraged to submit written comments for consideration by the task force. Comments will be shared with members of the task force and may be available to the public upon request.

Submit Comments

Note: We review all comments, but due to the volume of comments, we do not have the resources to reply to each one. Thank you for your understanding.

Meeting minutes and presentations
Task Force Members

Task force members reflect sectors recommended by the CDC for ensuring broad public input and insight on equitable vaccine distribution. Members include:

Emergency Services

  • Vince Pierucci, EMS
  • Chief Steve Lieberman, Fire
  • Commander Caleb Davis, Law Enforcement

Bioethicist

  • Luis Ochoa, MD

Community Health Centers

  • Stephen Clarke, MD

Pharmacies

  • Maronee Hollister, PharmD

Long Term Care (seniors)

  • Karen Jones, Ombudsman, SLO County

Business Community (Chamber nominated)

  • Kristen Yetter, Promega Biosciences

Occupational Health

  • Brian Roberts, MD, MedStop

Health Insurers

  • Paul Jaconette, CenCal Health

Education

  • James Brescia Ed.D, County Office of Education
  • Courtney Kienow, Cal Poly-Higher Education

Child Care

  • Raechelle Bowlay, CAPSLO Child Care Resource Connection

Corrections

  • Christy Mulkerin, MD, Jail CMO

Religious Leaders

  • Pastor Tim Thuele
  • Rabbi Janice Mehring
  • Monsignor Ed Callahan

Organizations serving racial and ethnic groups

  • Erica Heredia-Ruvalcaba, Latinx
  • Veronica Avery, NAACP

Organizations serving people with disabilities

  • Diva Johnson, Tri-Counties Regional Center

Organizations serving people with limited English proficiency

  • Irebid Gilbert, Herencia Indigena

Community Representatives

  • Mary Jean Sage, Health Commission
  • Betsy Whitaker, Med Anthropologist

Older Adults (Adult Service Policy Council) 

  • Kim Chartrand, Hospice, ASPC Chair

Homeless Serving Organizations

  • Janna Nichols, 5 Cities Homeless Coalition

Voluntary Organizations

  • Rick London, United Way

Behavioral Health

  • Jill Bolster-White, Transitions Mental Health Assoc.

Utilities

  • Samantha Caldwell, PG&E Diablo Canyon
  • Bill Robeson, City of Arroyo Grande Water/Wastewater/Trash

Agriculture

  • Brent Burchett, Farm Bureau

Transportation

  • Geoff Straw, SLORTA