Carla Freeman is new Health Trust program officer

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carla_headshotSan Jose, CA, February 14, 2014

The Health Trust is pleased to announce that Carla Freeman has joined the organization as Program Officer.

Freeman has worked for more than 15 years in public health and community engagement in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Most recently, she was working in Atlanta, Ga., as a consultant to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, supporting the efforts of the Communities Putting Prevention To Work Program (CPPW). Her past work includes supporting the Childhood Obesity Multi-State Initiative, the Tobacco Policy Change Program and the National Smokeless State Initiative as a consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

“We are delighted to have a professional with Carla’s wealth of experience engaged in our grant work in the community,” said Todd Hansen, Chief Operating Officer of The Health Trust.

The Health Trust awards $2.6 million in grants each year to support its three initiatives: Healthy Living, Healthy Eating and Healthy Aging. As Program Officer, Freeman will be responsible for communicating The Health Trust’s priorities to the community and prospective grant applicants, and helping grantees meet their grant objectives.

Freeman grew up in central Washington. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, and received her M.B.A from Georgia State University.

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, a place where all residents can achieve optimal health, no matter their background, income, race, ethnicity or age. For more information, visit