Our Staff

Shelly Brantley

Project Director

Shelly Brantley is Project Director of RISE (Rural Initiatives Strengthening Equity), the Statewide Rural Coordinating Center, a program of the California Health Collaborative. Shelly has worked in tobacco control programs throughout rural Northern California since 1990, primarily as project director for the American Lung Association’s regional and competitive grant programs. Shelly has been an active member of numerous coalitions which saw some of the earliest secondhand smoke protections passed in local communities prior to state laws being passed.

On behalf of the California Tobacco Control Program, Shelly served as a consultant on tobacco industry retail strategies for the Washington State Center for Health Training – Seattle and Yakima; Ohio Department of Health – Bureau of Health Promotion & Risk Reduction, and Montana Governor’s Advisory Council on Tobacco Use Prevention.

Shelly received Bachelor and Master of Public Administration degrees from California State University, Chico.

Lee Goldstein

RISE Project Coordinator

Lee Goldstein, ACSW is a Project Coordinator for RISE. She is passionate about creating change through community engagement and policy work. Previously, her work was focused on the LGBTQ community, sex and consent education as well as supporting survivors of gender-based violence.  Lee is no stranger to public health and community wellness and loves this work and getting to support the health and wellness of the rural California communities.

Lee received her B.A. in Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Cal Poly Humboldt and her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington.

Stephanie Porrazzo

North Coast Regional Coordinator

Stephanie Porrazzo has been involved in public service for over 10 years but is new to the world of tobacco control. Much of her experience has come from working in public assistance programs and the COVID response with Shasta County Health and Human Services. Most of her life has been spent in Northern California, growing up in the Sacramento area. She is passionate about working with underserved communities and populations for health equity.

Stephanie eared a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Chico State University and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from National University.