With an average of 20+ years of experience, each member of the
Change Well Project team is committed to designing integrated, seamless social service delivery systems that allow all community members to achieve independence and well-being.
Inspired by their decades of work as housing and disability
rights advocates, Elena Fiallo and Rebecca Watson founded
the Change Well Project to promote equity, justice,
and healing through our social service systems.
Rebecca Watson, Esq.
As both an attorney and social justice advocate, Rebecca Watson has devoted her career to assisting low-income clients access critical public benefits. In her legal practice Rebecca focused on ensuring that vulnerable individuals and families were able to access the resources they needed to thrive, specializing in Social Security law and representing clients access and understand complex social services systems. That experience has continued to inform her work advocating for systems change in social service delivery.
She led a technical assistance team that partnered with Los Angeles County in building their countywide disability benefits advocacy program. She has extensive experience designing trainings and has trained hundreds of advocates in California about the Social Security system and how to effectively advocate for clients. Rebecca is passionate about helping clients navigate complex systems and helping the public sector make systems work for their communities.
The daughter of immigrants from El Salvador and Cuba, Elena Fiallo brings more than two decades of experience advocating for equity-based support for underserved and marginalized communities. Through her extensive work combatting the homelessness crisis, Elena developed a passion for driving systems change that strengthens the way services are delivered to those in need. She specializes in increasing access to health care and housing for homeless individuals and families through community collaboration, capacity building and technical assistance. Specifically, during her time with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, she led the implementation of a countywide benefits advocacy program for homeless, disabled individuals, and has developed numerous training programs for homeless service providers to support their critical work.Her experience as a licensed Chinese medicine practitioner informs her perspective on social services in recognizing interdependencies within complex systems and how alignment and connection leads to optimal health.
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