Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.
MAC Capital Partners
★ Board Chair
"I'm here for my parents, both of whom were treated at SCVMC. I'll always be grateful for the care they received and I want that level of care for everyone."
Director, Global Public Affairs
Mary Ann Dewan, PhD
County Superintendent of Schools
Santa Clara County Office of Education
★ Board Secretary
"The Valley Health Foundation’s investments in innovative projects in the healthcare system supports the overall health and well-being of our community."
Marcelle Dougan, ScD, MPH, MEng
Assistant Professor of Health Education
San Jose State University
"I am passionate about the mission of the Valley Health Foundation. I believe that healthcare is a fundamental human right, and VHF makes it accessible to all in Santa Clara County. On a personal level the nurses and doctors took excellent care of my son after a burn accident."
Manager, Volunteer Services
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
"Santa Clara Valley Healthcare offers the best care in the area. They help everyone. The work of the Valley Health Foundation helps makes sure that system stays strong."
E. Two & Associates, Inc.
Christina Esquivel, CPA
Financial Systems Consultant
"It has always been important to me to feel a connection to my community and to work to address its real-world struggles. It makes me proud to know that the Foundation values social justice and equity so that everyone in our diverse region benefits from health and healthcare programs and services. Advocating for needs in our community are values I work to ensure in my life and those of my children."
Maria Noel Fernandez
Working Partnerships USA
Home Builder, Interior Designer
"My role on the Valley Health Foundation board allows me to be a part of the bigger picture for healthcare in our region. The three hospitals offer exceptional healthcare. My local hospital, St Louise Regional Hospital, is a very important south county facility. I want to ensure its growth as an integral part of the Santa Clara Valley Healthcare system. Santa Clara Valley Healthcare is, I believe, the best kept secret in our county."
Dolly Goel, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, Managed Care
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC)
"As a physician executive with Santa Clara Valley Health, I have first-hand knowledge of what a world class health care center we are. I see my mission as a member of the VHF board as raising awareness in the community about what I call “the best kept secret in Silicon Valley” and generating donor interest to help further the mission of providing world class health care to all who seek services from us regardless of their ability to pay, socioeconomic status, or any other deterrents to health."
Balaji Govindaswami, MD, MPH
Professor, Endowed Chair, Pediatric Preventative & Addiction Medicine, Clinical & Translational Sciences
"The Valley Health Foundation board is a pleasure to serve on as it seeks to amplify and highlight Santa Clara County’s purposeful dedication to promote health, prevent and treat disease, and bring joy to the workplace and its residents."
★ Board Treasurer
"Availability of quality healthcare and health equity are essential to strengthen the social fabric of any community. Valley Health Foundation plays a pivotal role toward the achievement of these goals in Santa Clara County by supporting the three county hospitals. I am motivated to serve on the board as the core values adopted by the board resonate with me personally and it provides me an excellent forum to collaborate with so many passionate leaders to give back to the community where I have worked and lived."
Earl Johnson, PhD
Director, Office of Family Assistance
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
"I'm committed to trying to make Santa Clara County the healthiest county in the country. VHF is also committed to the health of all of the people here and I can fully stand behind that beautiful mission."
Dennis Low, MD
Volunteer, General Internal Medicine
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC)
"The Valley Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of all the communities in Santa Clara County, beyond the walls of its excellent clinics and hospitals. This ranges from mental and physical health to nourishment and housing health, especially critical during the COVID pandemic crises. I am devoted to the staff and board members of the Valley Health Foundation who share this passionate mission."
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Chief Diversity Officer
Senior Credit Officer
"I started with the Foundation in 2015 and as a member of the board, it has been rewarding to see the reach of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare (SCVH) services for preventative healthcare. Their impact improves outcomes, while helping to offset increasing costs. Ultimately, the Foundation activities enhance SCVH’s service delivery to make a positive difference in the lives of others and those in need."
Business & Marketing Consultant
"I strongly believe that access to quality healthcare is a fundamental human right. Our mission of supporting, innovating, and advocating for the health and wellness of our community is crucial in ensuring that everyone has access to the highest level of care. Through our innovative programs and initiatives, we are making a life-changing impact on the lives of those we serve. As a board member, I am honored to be able to contribute my experience and expertise toward realizing our vision of a healthier and more equitable future for all."