Silicon Valley Business Journal: The Health Trust’s CEO makes connections over coffee breaks

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By: Danny King | August 2, 2018

After serving as CEO of Asian Americans for Community Involvement for 11 years and a shorter stint as local government and community-relations director at Stanford Health CareMichele Lew capitalized on an opportunity to meld her interests in community service and public wellness by becoming CEO of nonprofit The Health Trust in January.

The direct-service provider and funder of local community organizations employs about 130 people.

Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity.


We asked Michele Lew to break down a typical work day for us.

Why did you join The Health Trust? I felt committed to helping our most vulnerable population to be as healthy as possible, particularly given what’s happening at the federal level. I’m seeing immigrants who are terrified of getting the government healthcare services they need so badly.

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