Martha Jimenez joined The California Endowment as Executive Vice President/Counsel in October 2014. Her responsibilities include serving as chief advisor to The Endowment’s President and CEO on governance matters, organizational and operational effectiveness and strategy, legal counsel and several other important functions.
Prior to joining The Endowment, Jimenez was Senior Counsel for Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, and previously served in that office as the Director of Legal and Health Programs and Senior Health Deputy. As Senior Counsel, she was responsible for providing guidance, recommendations and legal strategy and policy development, as well as risk management issues.
Prior to her service with Supervisor Molina, Jimenez served as Vice President for Policy and Development for Fair Trade USA where she advocated for “fair trade” practices to support farmers in developing countries by working with U.S.-based business.
She also served at the Rockefeller Foundation, The California Endowment, Public Advocates, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
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