July 29th, 2021
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Sergio Cuellar to Senior Program Officer. Sergio joined Sierra Health Foundation in fall 2017 to manage the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color portfolio, leading the network to align investments and philanthropic leadership to address barriers to opportunity for boys and men of color. Sergio has done an incredible job the past four years of guiding the network and strengthening its impact.
Sergio now will manage the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund portfolio. Born and raised in Patterson and an alumnus of California State University, Fresno, he is a son of the San Joaquin Valley. His deep commitment to the region and its communities makes him the perfect leader to take this work to the next level. As a senior program officer, Sergio will lead the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund team in strengthening our community-centered work in the region through policy and advocacy. A regional director will be recruited later this year to replace current director Ellen Braff-Guajardo, who is retiring. To ensure there will be no disruption to the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color, Sergio will continue to support the network until we are able to fill the program officer position.