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PLACE Program
695 S. Vermont Avenue, South Tower, 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 351-1910
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PLACE Program
Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
LA County Department of Public Health
695 S. Vermont Avenue, South Tower, 14th Floor,
Los Angeles, CA 90005


PLACE stands for Policies for Livable Active Communities and Environments


Jean Armbruster, MA
Director
jarmbruster@ph.lacounty.gov

Jean Armbruster, MA, is the Director of the PLACE Program (Policies from Livable, Active Communities and Environments) at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.  The program’s mission is to foster policy change that supports the development of safe, healthy, active environments for all Los Angeles County residents.  PLACE makes grants and provides technical assistance to cities and communities to promote the development of policies such as bicycle and pedestrian master plans, complete streets, and safe routes to schools plans.  Ms. Armbruster received her undergraduate degree from Colorado College and her Master of Arts from California State University, Long Beach. She loves hiking and walking her dog in the Santa Monica Mountains.


Uyen Ngo, MPH, MURP
Policy Analyst
ungo@ph.lacounty.gov

Uyen Ngo is policy analyst with the PLACE Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Uyen holds a BA in Psychology from UCSD and earned her Masters' degree in Public Health and Urban Regional Planning from UCLA. Uyen loves volunteering as a camp counselor for the Laurel Foundation, a non-profit organization working with children living with HIV/AIDS. She also enjoys practicing martial arts and uses any excuse to cook or bake.

 


Chanda Singh, MA
Policy Analyst
csingh@ph.lacounty.gov

Chanda Singh, MA, is a policy analyst with the PLACE Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Chanda received her Master’s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA, and her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Applied Mathematics from the UC Berkeley. Prior to joining PLACE, she worked as an active transportation planner, helping to create safe routes to school, bicycle, pedestrian, parking, and transit plans. Chanda enjoys bringing stakeholders together to support more active, vibrant, healthy, and economically independent communities. She is an avid community gardener and loves exploring on foot and by bicycle.

 


Alexis Lantz, MA
Policy Analyst
alantz@ph.lacounty.gov

Alexis Lantz, MA, is a policy analyst with the PLACE Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Previously, she was the Planning & Policy Director at the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). During her tenure at LACBC she conducted the first ever citywide bicycle and pedestrian count for the City of Los Angeles and had a hand in shaping policies in the city and county of Los Angeles to increase funding and infrastructure for bicycling as well as the amount and diversity of people bicycling for everyday transportation. She also worked to expand countywide advocacy capacity for bikeways and complete streets through LACBC's Regional Partnership program. Alexis holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA. While at UCLA, she initiated a student-led course on bicycle and pedestrian planning that continues today and authored the report “Cycling in Los Angeles” as a Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative fellow.


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