Francisco Estrada is a native of the Pajaro Valley. After completing his graduate work at San Jose State University, Francisco spent the next few years working for the Santa Cruz County Office of Education helping to provide the youth in Watsonville with vocational opportunities through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act grant and the Sueños Program.

In his role as Program Associate with the Health Trust, he will work closely with the Director of Programs in overseeing the collaboratives and the Diabetes Health Center. As a type-1 diabetic, Francisco is aware of the importance of promoting good health and bringing equity to the residents of the Pajaro Valley.