Candy Newell is a Registered Nurse now working at the Kaiser Hospital in San Jose. Her grandmother raised her along with 10 other children in Mexico. She has lived in Watsonville for the last 20 years, becoming the first in her family to graduate from college when she received her degree from Cabrillo College. She went on to graduate from the nursing program at Hartnell College and has served for the past ten years at hospitals in Santa Clara County as an ER Nurse and Case Manager. She is married and has 2 children.

Candy is passionate about her community and she is grateful to have this opportunity to serve it. Her vision for serving on this Board is to help promote health access, health education, and community advocacy. Candy is particularly passionate about providing access to recreational activities for children and teens to promote their mental health and develop healthy living habits. “If I can help better one person’s health, I know I did my job.”