Zack Tarro

Program Coordinator

Email: zachary_at_preventioninstitute_dot_org

Zack Tarro (he/him/his) is a program coordinator at Prevention Institute’s Oakland Office who provides programmatic support to the Safety & Wellbeing Team. He brings process-oriented thinking and client relations experience to the projects he is a part of. Prior to joining PI, Zack was a senior compliance liaison with a healthcare staffing agency working with partners to place healthcare professionals in a variety of positions at facilities across the country.  He has also spent time volunteering with Counseling & Psychological Services, the Safe Zone, and the Public Health Organization of Graduate Students throughout his educational journey. Zack has experience with peer mentorship and mental health education, which have taught him the value of listening and collaboration to achieve success. His public health and research interests include climate justice and environmental health, improving community safety, and local-level initiatives to improve health and prevent disease in communities. His culminating research experience in graduate school centered on decolonizing wildfire prevention approaches by returning to Indigenous-led land use practices to improve wildfire-related public health outcomes across the state of California.  Zack earned a Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology with a minor in Healthcare & Social Issues from University of California, San Diego.