Elsa Mendoza Jimenez

Monterey County Health Services Department Appointee

Elsa Mendoza Jimenez was appointed to the Community Health Trust Board by the Monterey County Health Department in 2013. Since 2016, she has served as the Director of the Monterey County Health Department. In this role, she is responsible for the administration of a broad array of health services overseeing a staff of 1,100 employees and an annual budget of $310 million. She has been serving the residents of Monterey County since 2001 in a variety of administrative and programmatic roles. Elsa earned her Master of Public Health degree with a focus in Community Health Education from San Jose State University and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University. Elsa, a daughter of Mexican immigrant parents, was born and raised in King City and currently lives in Prunedale with her husband and children.

Elsa is extremely proud and humbled by the opportunity to serve as a public steward and is passionate about advancing health and racial equity so that all have an opportunity to achieve their fullest unique potential.