Paul Tunison: Regional Representative 9&10

Paul believes that he is a strong advocate because of his struggle with substance abuse and homelessness for 25 years, his professional experience working with similar issues, and his genuine empathy for marginalized populations. He currently serves as a consumer advocate on the Health Care for the Homeless Advisory Board at the San Mateo County Medical Center. Paul has completed his Family Development Credential and Human Services Certificate at CaƱada College; yet while his training and education has progressed, he believes his primary assets are his innate cultural competency abilities. Over the past several years he has established himself as a well-received agent for social services in low-income communities and has successfully developed productive relationships with community representatives.