On December 5, 2018, in Oakland, California, The Steve Fund and Kaiser Permanente are proactively addressing the mental health needs of community college students by convening a working group of community college leaders, investors, social innovators, and mental health experts to develop real-time, real-world technological solutions for community college students, with a particular focus on students of color.

The Steve Fund is the nation’s only nonprofit organization focused on promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of college and university students of color. It works with colleges and universities, students, non-profit organizations, researchers, practitioners, and with groups serving diverse populations. For more information on the Steve Fund, please visit: https://stevefund.org.

What: Mental Health and Well-Being by Design Summit

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 12:00-pm – 6:00 pm PST

Where: Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Road Oakland, CA 94621


  • Dr. Byron Clift Breland, Chancellor, San Jose Evergreen Community College District, National Advisory Board Member, The Steve Fund
  • Dr. Bechara Choucair, Senior Vice President and Chief Communication Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente
  • Dr. Annelle Primm, Senior Medical Advisor, The Steve Fund


  • Molly Harden, molly.harden17@gmail.com, (202)-297-9678, The Steve Fund
  • Anuja Khemka, anuja@stevefund.org, (917)-690-5282, The Steve Fund
  • Sara Vinson, sara.vinson@kp.org, (510)-368-8674, Kaiser Permanente
  • Carolyn Pruitt, cpruitt@rabengroup.com, (512)-484-7180, The Raben Group

Steve Fund and Kaiser Permanente representatives and mental health experts can be available for interviews before, during, and after the summit.