Community Health Education Youth - Staff
Froilan Luna is a Bay Area Native Gay Chicano who got into community work by seeing the need for visibility of the LGBTQ community at his school. He organized meetings for school staff on the importance of a safe free zone in their classrooms and the effects that bullying has on a person’s overall health. He also coordinated a school wide assembly where a theatre company came to the school and performed a play on homophobia. He does this community work because he believes in the well being and overall success of his community. In his free time you can catch Froy watching Grey’s Anatomy or going on hikes in the Oakland hills.

Froilan Luna can be reached at fluna@laclinica.org or 510-535-6403
Community Health Educator I

Catalina "Caty" Palacios is a Xicana Danzante raised in Oakland. While in high school, she started volunteering for Narcotics Education League (NEL). After high school, she became a Youth Advisor for NEL. Caty has been working for the community more than 20 years. She brings a wide range of experience to La Clinica including working with adult women on substance abuse and co-dependency, and youth from K-12 on various Health Education topics. She feels very blessed to be working for her community and continuing to be a source of support and a resource for her community. In her free time, you can catch Caty crafting at home, enjoying dinner with her friends, spending time with her daughter, and going to art shows. She also volunteers for ESSIE Justice group, also located in the Oakland community, that focuses on women with incarcerated loved ones.
Quote: "El Arte Sana Al ArteSano/a"

Catalina "Caty" Palacios can be reached at cpalacios@laclinica.org or 510-535-6404
Community Health Educator I