• October 11, 2017
    The Health Trust & Community Partners Welcome Michele Lew at Mexican Heritage Plaza

    On Tuesday afternoon, The Health Trust staff and community partners welcomed Michele Lew as the new Health Trust CEO at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in East San Jose. Early on in the program, an informal Q&A held between Health Trust staff and Michele allowed for discussion about programs and services, The Health Trust mission, and…

  • September 19, 2017
    Meet Michele Lew, New CEO of The Health Trust

    Michele Lew currently serves as the Local Government and Community Relations Director for Stanford Health Care. Previously, she served as President and CEO of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) from 2005-2016, a nonprofit health and wellness organization with an $18 million annual budget and 170 staff members. Michele also served as the district director…

  • September 11, 2017
    Meet Our Front Desk Receptionists from Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School’s Corporate Work Study Program

    We are officially in the 4th year of our partnership with the Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School’s Corporate Work Study Program! And with a new year comes new faces. We are extremely excited to have Priscylla A. (Freshman),  Moses G. (Sophomore), and Ahtziry V. (Junior) join Alana P. (Senior, who’s been with us from the beginning)…

  • September 6, 2017
    Health Trust Board of Trustees Changes: Sonya Arriola and Eva Terrazas are Moving On

    We would like to thank Sonya Arriola and Eva Terrazas for serving as Board of Trustees members and helping us navigate the strategic direction of  The Health Trust. According to Sonya, “Helping to further the mission of The Heath Trust this past year has been a rewarding experience. The vision of creating ‘a healthier Silicon…

  • August 31, 2017
    Health Trust Leadership Changes: Ira Holtzman, CFO, and Kim Castaneda, Development Director, Take on New Opportunities

    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…

  • August 2, 2017
    Getting to Zero Mini-Grant Funding Announcement: Year 2 – 2017-2018

    INTRODUCTION As of 2016 there were 2,648 people living with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in Santa Clara County, with 134 new cases in 2016. Additionally from data from the State of California, it is estimated that another 9% of persons with HIV are unaware of their infection. The progress made thus far to decrease the…

  • July 13, 2017
    SOMOS Fuertes: An Economy of Scale Opportunity that Strengthens Communities

    Imagine a community where a network of highly-skilled peer educators and community workers brings together local public institutions, nonprofit organizations, private sector entities and local engaged residents to effectively transform the communities in which, they operate, work, live in, and have a vested interest. Now, imagine these highly-skilled peer educators and community workers being paid…

  • June 22, 2017
    Destination: Home Receives $3.3M in New Funding

    With $3.3 million in new funding, our program Destination: Home will now be able to facilitate a pilot program which aims to implement a homelessness prevention system and prevent all instances of family homelessness in our county! We are beyond amazed at the level of support this program is receiving, and grateful to have friends willing to…

  • June 14, 2017
    The Health Trust’s Public Health Institute Fellows Selected to Present at APHA 2017

    The Health Trust’s Public Health Institute fellows, Cindy Tran and Rachel Horst, who work directly with our programs and Food for Everyone work, respectively, have been invited to the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo to present their abstracts. Cindy and her colleagues will give a 20-minute oral presentation (“Collaboration between insurance companies and…

  • June 12, 2017
    Maria Garcia Promoted to Program Officer

    The Health Trust is glad to announce the promotion of Maria Garcia from Grants Administrator to Program Officer. As Program Officer, Maria will be responsible for communicating The Health Trust’s grant priorities to the community and prospective grant applicants. She will also support grantees in meeting their grant objectives and connecting grantees with other resources…