I am a lawyer turned full-time mom to a preschooler. My background includes environmental policy and litigation as well as teaching high school math and science. I began Vaccinate California to give a voice to the parents who want to re-build our community immunity and I’m proud to support science-based public policy.
I am a designer, educator, and mother of four. I was co-lead on the Moveon.org petition for requiring vaccines for schools and helped found Vaccinate California and created the I <3 immunity logo. I am the visual strategist and web designer for Vaccinate California.
TISHA TERRASINI BANKER – Co-Founder
I am an actress and mom, committed to helping advance policies that will keep California a safe and enlightened place to raise a family. My background includes work in the healthcare industry and education.
RENEE DIRESTA – Co-Founder, Data Analysis & Social Media
I’m a data geek and got involved with Vaccinate California after doing some analyses of CA Dept of Public Health data when looking for preschools for my son. I work in tech and finance. I manage the social media accounts for Vaccinate California.
I am a mom to two young boys. It was scary to have a child too young to fully vaccinate during a measles outbreak, which was part of the reason I support SB 277. With a background in politics and public relations, I help Vaccinate California with media and ensure the parents who support vaccines are heard.