Leslie Zeitler joins as the GARE California Project Manager following a four-year stint with the California State University Bay Area Academy and more than a decade at the California Social Work Education Center. At the Academy, Leslie oversaw development of statewide workforce development initiatives, co-designed cultural humility trainings, helped reform contractor curricula, and advocated for equity for the treatment of mental health issues in the child welfare system. In her own words, ‘our mission parallels some aspects of GARE¹s approach: to provide training and organizational capacity building that fosters professional development for government staff to improve the way they serve their respective communities. As someone who facilitates cultural humility, race, and equity activities at my agency for internal staff development purposes, I would be thrilled to work at GARE.’ And Leslie, we¹re thrilled to have you. Leslie will begin on December 1.