David Neighbors Joins The Health Trust Board of Trustees

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SAN JOSE, Calif., September 24, 2013 –

botDNeighborsThe Health Trust’s Board of Trustees has elected David Neighbors, an accounting professional with strong connections to local community organizations, to help lead in its mission to advance wellness in Silicon Valley.

“Education is my passion,” Neighbors said. “What excites me about The Health Trust is the opportunity to ensure that children are showing up for school healthy and ready to learn.”

Neighbors, a Certified Public Accountant, is a partner in GALLINA LLP’s Silicon Valley Tax Practice and has more than 20 years of business experience in Silicon Valley specializing in corporate and individual tax compliance and planning. He has experience in the areas of compensation planning, start-up and emerging growth issues, mergers and acquisitions, accounting for income taxes, research credits and stock option planning. Prior to joining GALLINA, Neighbors was with KPMG Peat Marwick and Ernst and Young in San Jose. An area native, he graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. degree in Business with an Accounting emphasis and an M.S. degree in Taxation

Neighbors is Past President of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at San Jose State University’s Lucas Graduate School of Business and a member of the Board of Trustees for The National Hispanic University Foundation. He has served on the Governing Board of the Berryessa Union School District and on the East Side Union High School District’s Audit Committee. He regularly volunteers his time helping local nonprofit organizations with their annual tax filings and has served as a board member of the Big Brothers and Sisters of Santa Clara County and Alum Rock Counseling Center.

“With his accounting expertise and ties to the community, David is a strong addition to our board,” said Health Trust CEO Frederick J. Ferrer. “I’m looking forward to working with him as we launch several innovative projects aimed at helping Silicon Valley’s most vulnerable residents live healthier lives.”

About The Health Trust

The Health Trust is a nonprofit foundation located in Santa Clara County, California, that provides grants, services and advocacy to support its vision of Silicon Valley as the healthiest region in America for everyone. For more information, visit www.healthtrust.org.

For information contact:
Patty Fisher, The Health Trust