Health Trust Leadership Changes: Ira Holtzman, CFO, and Kim Castaneda, Development Director, Take on New Opportunities

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We would like to acknowledge and thank Ira Holtzman, our CFO, and Kim Castaneda, our Development Director for their dedicated service to The Health Trust. Both Kim and Ira will be pursuing new and challenging opportunities starting this October.

After 21 years as The Health Trust CFO, Ira Holtzman will be moving on to be CFO of the YMCA of Silicon Valley to oversee an operating budget nearly four times that of The Health Trust.

Kim Castaneda will be joining the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano as Development Director. Albeit a hard decision for her, this is a great opportunity for Kim that allows her to be closer to her family and loved ones.

Although we are losing two members of The Health Trust family, we are more than confident that they have created the infrastructure and processes needed within their respective departments to help us move forward with new leadership.

We wish Kim and Ira the best of luck on their next big adventure!

In their words…

“I’ve been here at The Health Trust since it was born from the sale of the former hospital system. Everywhere I look, I see memorable fingerprints of past and current workings by dedicated, amazing and passionate staff. My time here is so memorable and irreplaceable. We all have opportunities in “life” that catch us by surprise and I take leave from here knowing this was one of those once in a lifetime events that I just couldn’t pass up. The Health Trust and FASS are in position to make great future strides and will continue to work wonders in our community in very different and complementary ways. I wish all of you the best of luck and thank you for allowing me to be your partner.”

-Ira Holtzman

“This was a really hard decision but one I had to make. As excited as I am about the direction of our development department, being away from my family this past year was starting to weigh on me. I believe in the work of this organization and I wish all of you the best in your efforts to help the most vulnerable among us.”

-Kim Castaneda