The Health Trust’s Board of Trustees has elected seat three new members to its Board for the Silicon Valley nonprofit foundation with a mission to advance wellness. The new trustees include Dr. Charles Bullock, San Jose State University Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts; Michael Celio JD, partner with the San Francisco law firm Keker & Van Nest LLP; and Emily Lam MPH, Senior Director of Health Care and Federal Issues for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
“We are thrilled to have the addition of these leaders to our great Board of Trustees,” said Health Trust CEO Frederick J. Ferrer. “They bring a wealth of diverse experience and will help The Health Trust to continue its successful work.”
Michael Celio, JD, is a partner with the San Francisco law firm Keker & Van Nest LLP, specializing in white-collar criminal cases, complex civil litigation, and enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the Department of Justice. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Celio has significant expertise defending civil and criminal cases involving antitrust actions, shareholder lawsuits and theft of trade secrets. Mr. Celio earned a BA degree from Stanford University, an MS from the London School of Economics and a JD from Harvard Law School. He will bring strong analytical skills to organization’s complex challenges and help engage the legal, venture capital and technology communities in the work of The Health Trust.
Dr. Charles Bullock, dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at San Jose State University, will help The Health Trust strengthen its ties to the local university community and will lend his expertise in public health. Dr. Bullock is a visionary leader in higher education and an expert on the inclusion of people with disabilities, especially in sport and recreation. He came to SJSU in January 2009 from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Prior to his time in Reno, Dr. Bullock had been on faculty for 17 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds BA and MS degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Emily Lam, MPH, is experienced in health policy and will deepen the business community's involvement and commitment in critical Silicon Valley health issues. Ms. Lam is the Senior Director of Health Care and Federal Issues for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, directing the organization's activities around health care policies and programs. She currently is involved in helping implement health care reform at the state and national level. Previously, Ms. Lam worked for a start-up health care IT company and as management analyst for the San Mateo County Health Department, where she helped develop the Health Policy and Planning division. She earned a BA from Brown University and a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University.
About The Health Trust
The Health Trust is a nonprofit foundation that provides grants, services and advocacy to support its vision of Silicon Valley as the healthiest region in America. The Health Trust’s key initiatives are Healthy Living, Healthy Communities and Healthy Aging. For more information, visit www.healthtrust.org.