(SAN FRANCISCO) – Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – Sandra R. Hernández, M.D., CEO, and David Friedman, Chair of the Board of Trustees of The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF), announced today the appointment of Mark Cloutier, MPP, MPH, as Program Director for Public Policy, Community Health, and Civic Engagement, and Francesca Vietor as Program Officer for the Environment.
As Program Director for Public Policy, Community Health, and Civic Engagement, Mark Cloutier will lead the Foundation’s activities and initiatives to correct health disparities by expanding access to care, promoting community-based prevention, and advancing health reform. His background includes extensive experience in health policy, bioethics, healthcare consulting, public health, and executive management.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mark most recently served as principal at Sellers Dorsey, where he managed the firm’s population and public health portfolio with a focus on LGBT health. Previously, he was CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, where he led its transformation into a thought leader on evidenced-based strategies to control and end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He was also concurrently president of the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, an affiliate of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Cloutier earned a bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College, and has master’s degrees in Public Policy and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.
As Program Officer for the Environment, Francesca Vietor will oversee the Foundation’s efforts to improve the environmental health and well-being of the Bay Area’s most vulnerable and impacted communities by addressing gender, racial, and socio-economic barriers to achieving environmental and ecological sustainability. She has been a leading advocate for the environment for more than two decades.
Francesca is also president of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, where she leads policymaking for the City and County of San Francisco’s water, wastewater, and municipal power services. Most recently, she was executive director of the Chez Panisse Foundation, where she advanced nutrition education. Previously, she was president of the Urban Forest Council, president of the Commission on the Environment, and chair of the Mayor’s Environmental Transition Team. She has served on the boards of the Center for Environmental Health, Commonweal, Environmental Working Group, and the Goldman Fund. Francesca holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California College of the Arts. She also pens a blog for The Huffington Post.