ABOUT US

PECC MISSION

PECC is a working community-based nonprofit focused on peer-to-peer education and support, systemic navigation, business and organization marketing, and multidisciplinary clinics promoting community advocacy, social justice, and systemic change.

PECC VISION

A working non-profit, uniting and supporting organizations, neighbors, and businesses to through productions, education, and support. 

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PECC ROOTS

Peer Education Community Center (PECC) began with a conversation between like-minded friends discussing resource and navigation gaps in Long Beach

communities. Coming from backgrounds of service, public health, community resource, leadership, development, and human resources, the foundation of PECC came together. 

 

BOARD OF

DIRECTORS

FOUNDERS

Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH

Pam brings organization, problem solving, progression, and alternative approaches to community education for better, whole quality-of-life for communities through gathering experience as an OB/GYN medical assistant, mortuary director, college English tutor, technical editor, administration, project management, non-profit development, community volunteer, and life-long student with a BA in English Literature and Master of Public Health, Health Education. 

 

Outside of PECC, Pam works and lives in the Long Beach community. At the end of 2017, after a year as Director of Operations at a small local nonprofit in citywide fall-prevention & resource navigation efforts for older adults, Pam searched and explored local solutions to provide needed cannabis education for the public at large. In early 2018, she found herself in a new position as Community Education and Administration Director at the local cannabis trade organization as well as executive assistant in the cannabis industry, which she currently holds. 

Ishqa Hillman

As a Business Coach and Strategist, Ishqa strives to empower and support others in their professional and personal lives. Ultimately, she educates that a company is as healthy as its culture and that culture is created from the top; once the company leader decides on the mission - the follow through is simple. 

 

A natural and experienced leader, Ishqa is dedicated to empowering others and improving efficiency within. She brings energy, enthusiasm, and passion to everything she does; wearing and creating many hats worn in both large and small businesses. This experience enables her to see many perspectives as well as understand the intricate relationships within an organization. Everything is relationships!

 

Outside of PECC development, Ishqa Hillman is the CEO of The Canna Boss Babes, a collective of women-owned and run businesses in the cannabis space. 

Angela Lockhart

An innovative and driven professional, Angela holds more than 25 years in Hospital Management, System Administration, and 10+ years of Staffing Analyst and Entrepreneurial Ownership. With an extensive background in planning and managing cross-functional business operations; and technology projects. She is particularly skilled at group facilitation and enjoys forging consensus among people with diverging ideas and opinions.

 

Outside of PECC development, currently Angela works with doctors and patients to bridge the gap in cannabis dosing. Foreseeing current trends of cannabis entering mainstream medicine practices as an alternative to traditional prescription treatments, she has incurred a plethora of cannabis education certificates directly related to educating and training others in the cannabis Space.