Sandra Witt

Director, Healthy Communities North Region
The California Endowment
Sandra M. Witt is the Program Director for Healthy Communities North, with The California Endowment. She is responsible for advancing the vision, strategic direction and meeting goals and outcomes of the place-based BHC efforts in Northern California She also serves as the co-lead of the internal staff Equity and Inclusion workgroup.
Prior to joining The California Endowment in 2011, Sandra served as the Deputy Director of Planning, Policy and Health Equity for the Alameda County Public Health Department. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of public health, Sandra has served in a variety of posts including as epidemiologist, community researcher, public health consultant, and as an international health and development program officer. She earned a Dr.PH. in Maternal and Child Health from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Latin American Studies/Anthropology.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Moving Foundations Toward Racial Justice Grantmaking

Join us to discuss  case studies conducted by PRE on California Endowment, Woods Fund of Chicago and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation - each of which has been on a trajectory to move toward greater grantmaking aimed at combatting structural racism to achieve racial justice. The foundations operate at different levels (local, statewide and national) and are at different stages of their evolution. This session will share stories from various vantage points of trustees, staff and grantees - and importantly, will lift up lessons and opportunities where activists were able to engage and influence the institutional change processes to move funding toward racial justice.

Speakers: Lori Villarosa, David L. Neal, Caronina Grimble, Sandra Witt