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Why We Do What We Do Best

Thank You for Visiting the Official Website of The Community Health Action Network.

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Who We Are

Community Health Action Network is a nonprofit organization in Victorville, California founded by Cornelious Page in 2007. For more than 13 years, our health, education, and finance programs are structured to let clients decide how much benefit they want to receive from the program.


This empowering dynamic of give-and-take builds better relationships. Rather than being just another "giveaway program," we stay connected with our clients through follow-ups and invitations to be actively involved in sponsored programs and events. Those who regularly attend events and volunteer are given gifts when resources become available.


Client participation is a huge factor in our success. As the program continues to grow, we are looking towards providing employment opportunities for clients who show the qualities of someone who has benefitted from the program.


The Community Health Action Network programs are not giveaways. They are partnerships made with various institutions that share the same vision as us. 

Biography

Cornelious Page Jr. 

Also known as CJ, he is the founder and Executive Director of Community Health Action Network (CHAN). He founded CHAN after receiving his diagnosis of diabetes but finding it difficult to obtain information on how to manage this disease. Naturally inquisitive, he researched and obtained the answers from key people who had the information he would need to maintain his health. His healthy lifestyle changes eventually led to the sad revelation about the lack of awareness in the community about this disease. His own journey opened his eyes to the need for communities, especially minority communities, to learn vital, life altering information, and from this concept, CHAN was born.


CJ has served the community for over 10 years in ongoing efforts to address the health disparities that exist among minority residents. He worked to provide health education and community services to well over 1,500 families in the High Desert and Central Valley region of San Bernardino County. Before founding CHAN, he served in the U.S. Army and later worked for the State of California Department of Corrections at the Chino Institution for Men.


He cites the success of CHAN as due in great part to the partnerships he has established with healthcare and community-based organizations in the High Desert region. Saint Joseph Healthcare System, Saint Mary’s Medical Center, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Healthy Cities Initiatives, Head Start and the State Preschool Programs, are but a few of the partner organizations where he offers nutrition workshops and similar services to local families.


He partners with San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and St Mary’s Medical Center on a program called Community of Excellence (CX3). This program helps residents to make their communities a better place by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables, exercising more, and combating the crisis of obesity. CJ believes that with each family he assists, he gets closer to his goal of creating a “Healthy High Desert.”


Mr. Page is a member of the African American Health Initiative (AAHI), East Valley Collaborative, High Desert Community Coalitions (HDCC) and the California Injury Prevention Network (CIPN). In early 2009, he became certified as a facilitator for car seat safety training and installation by Safe Kids Worldwide in collaboration with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).


He received numerous commendations from San Bernardino County Supervisors and US Congresspersons in recognition of his sustained commitment to community health.


He credits his unswerving reliance upon his strong Christian values to sustain the mission and vision of CHAN. He also relaxes by watching wrestling on television and rejuvenates himself by singing in his church, New Life Chapel in Hesperia, California.

Kisha Collier


In efforts to address food insecurities, chronic illnesses, and foster economic growth within the low socioeconomic populations, CHAN offers a unique program working in collaborative relationships with its community partners and other agencies, to offer emergency services, support, and the best educational resources available.


Kisha Collier, Program Director has led the company in conjunction with C.J. Page, Executive Director for the last 2 years.


Prior to joining CHAN, Kisha was an Executive for Estee Lauder Companies, leading their Sales and Education division in the Southwest region, managing a $1.5M budget with a team of 10 Coordinator. Her responsibilities were to manage the annual budget, marketing campaign, product placement, sell-thru, community outreach and education in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado.


Working to increase sales, recruit, and retain top talent for companies like Sephora, Macy’s and Ultra Cosmetics. Prior to her tenure at Estee Lauder Companies, Kisha held similar roles at Proctor & Gamble, JC Penney, and MAC Cosmetics.


She holds a B.B.A. in Ministry and Business from Oral Roberts University and an A.A.in Beauty Merchandising & Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing. Kisha gets the most enjoyment out of her philanthropic efforts as a mentor for FIDM and Step Up, an organization who inspires women to inspire girls.


Ms. Collier is also a member of IERISE (Inland Empire Roadmap for an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy) who’s mission is to facilitate a multi-sector space rooted in community that co-designs a new vision of a sustainable and equitable InlandEmpire. Collectively her experience and passion drive her efforts at CHAN as a health, sustainable economic, and equality advocate.

Mission Statement 

Healthy Families. Healthy Communities 

Since 2007 Community Health Action Network, CHAN has been providing human services and support to High Desert families in need. CHAN offers a unique program working in collaborative relationships with its community partners and other agencies, to provide emergency services, support, and the best educational resources available.


In efforts to address food insecurities, chronic illnesses, and foster economic growth and sustainability within the low socio-economic populations, CHAN offers complimentary nutrition classes, food/motel vouchers, utility assistance, financial literacy education, and GED Prep. Civic engagement is pillar to the success of many of CHAN's campaigns. Most recently, the planting of fruit trees/community gardens, Census 2020 outreach (CensusIE), Listos California Disaster Readiness, and Medi-Medi campaigns.CHAN advocates for healthy communities; be that physically, socially, and/or economically. 

Board Members

2019-2020 Board of Directors Roster

Executive Officers

Sylvia Vallejo-De Leon – Board President

St. Mary’s Medical Center Healthy Communities Dept.

18300 Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA. 92307

Phone 760-508-7451

Board Term, 2016 - Present

Alvin Brown - Treasurer

Sentry Accounting & Tax, Inc.

15000 – 7th Street, Suite 211, Victorville, CA. 92395

Phone 760-123-9999

Board Term, 2016 - Present

Zelda Verrett – Secretary

Open Door Counseling

13535 John Glenn Rd., Apple Valley, CA. 92308

Phone 951-532-2649

Board Term, 2017 - Present

Board Members 

Greg Richardson, Ph.D – Director

Azusa Pacific University

13624 Bentley St., Victorville, CA. 92392

Phone 951-816-5302

Board Term, 2016 - Present

Pastor Sharon Green – Director

Victor Valley Family Resource Center

17100B Bear Valley Rd. #138, Victorville, CA. 92395

Phone 760-243-3867

Board Term, 2016 - Present

Kim Ammerman

PHCC Wellness

16245 DESERT KNOLL DRIVE

VICTORVILLE, CA 92395

Phone (760) 955-9555

Board Term, 2017 – Present

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