In Memoriam
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In Memoriam
Maria X Martinez

Director, Whole Person Care, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Ms. Martínez is the Director of Whole Person Care, an interagency demonstration project aimed to better serve high risk homeless individuals in San Francisco through innovations in service delivery and technology. She has over thirty years of change-management experience and specializes in population health initiatives, data and service integration, and performance improvement.

As a community arts advocate since the 90s, she has championed public policies, legislation, and charter reform to ensure long-term cultural equity in arts funding. She has served as a San Francisco Arts Commissioner, President of the San Francisco Consortium of Community Cultural Centers, President of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, President of the San Francisco Arts Democratic Club, and Board Member of BRAVA for Women in the Arts. Ms. Martinez has served on the board of the Chicana Latina Foundation since 2006 and currently serves as Chair.