Damian Maldonado, MPA, Vice-Chair

Damian Maldonado


Damian Maldonado is professionally and personally involved in a broad range of activities that facilitate the improvement of working and living conditions for low income and underserved individuals. Raised both in the United States and Mexico, Damian worked side by side with his parents as migrant farm workers for many years.  He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from the University of California Santa Cruz, and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University of Fresno.  His diverse, professional experience has included working with private, government and non-profit organizations both in California and nationally. Damian has served on numerous boards including Tulare County Child Care Planning Council, California-Mexico Health Initiative Regional Advisory Board, the California Department of Health Services/Nutrition Network Advisory Committee, Cieba Public Schools Board, Santa Cruz Community Foundation’s Diversity Fund Board and others. In his current position, Damian serves as the Training & Development Director of the Central California Alliance for Health, a $1B public, non-profit Medicaid managed care health plan serving over 300,000 members in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties.  He and his partner reside in Aptos.