Meet the Staff

Josephine Young, MPA                 
Program Manager, County of San Diego Oral Health Programs

Thomas Langan, MPH
Community Health Promotion Specialist II

Kelly Strona
Health Information Specialist II


Ramon Hernandez DrPH, MPH
UCSD Contracted Principal Investigator


Nancy Graff, MD
UCSD Medical Education Lead


Jamie Moody, MS
Program Manager, UCSD Center for Community Health
Dental Health Initiative – Share the Care Dental Program


Joan Vrielink-Capito, RDH
UCSD Health Educator/Dental Hygienist


Luz Miles
UCSD Project Assistant 


Baxter the Beaver 
Program Mascot

Baxter is Share the Care’s mascot. Baxter was created by artist Mike Nicholas. In 1998, Baxter granted a special wish by the Tooth Fairy to become “real” so he could go out into the public, meet new friends, and show them how to take care of their smile. He attends events throughout San Diego County promoting the message that a healthy smile is part of a healthy body. If you would like Baxter to visit your community event, please call (619) 692-8858 or email Baxter at: