San Mateo County Health Foundation exists to promote the health and well-being of all residents of our community regardless of ability to pay. This is done primarily by supporting excellence and innovation in the county’s hospital and clinic system.

About Us

Honoring Our Past

In 1989, a group of four very active community leaders and volunteers were concerned about how the vulnerable residents of San Mateo County would access affordable healthcare. Anna Eshoo, now a Congresswoman, was a consensus builder who fought for access to healthcare for families and children. Margaret Taylor, a newly appointed Assistant Director in the San Mateo County Health Services Agency was concerned about the new health crisis she was seeing with HIV AIDS. Evelyn Stanton volunteered for more than 40 years at the local, state, and national level before becoming Executive Director of Mental Health Association (MHA). Linda Gregory was a union activist. These four women advocated on behalf of vulnerable citizens and convinced an individual to fund what is now the San Mateo County Health Foundation.

As we move forward our goal is to continue the work of these incredible women by providing strategic funding for programs and services that enhance the health of our community.

Why We Do It

Public hospitals, community clinics, health centers, and local providers that serve disadvantaged communities provide a crucial healthcare safety net for the underinsured and uninsured. However, these providers have limited resources and service capacity. Not all uninsured people have geographic access either. The San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) hospital and clinics are the safety net hospital for residents of San Mateo County. The San Mateo County Health Foundation, in partnership with SMMC hospital and clinics, secures funding to support quality care for the 70,000 adults and children every year.

It is our sincere hope as you visit this website that you will want to get involved! A healthy community benefits all of us. – San Mateo County Health Foundation Board of Directors.

Foundation Staff

  • John Jurow, CEO
    John Jurow, CEO
  • Mitra Faridian, Social Media Director
    Mitra Faridian, Social Media Director
  • Michelle Cooper, Grant Writer
    Michelle Cooper, Grant Writer

Board of Directors

  • Paul Rogerville, Board Chair
    Paul Rogerville, Board Chair
  • Burke Malin, Vice Chair
    Burke Malin, Vice Chair
  • Ann Marie Silvestri, Secretary, DDS, MPA
    Ann Marie Silvestri, Secretary, DDS, MPA
  • Matthew Nadboralski, Treasurer
    Matthew Nadboralski, Treasurer
  • Chester J. Kunnappilly, CEO of SMMC, MD
    Chester J. Kunnappilly, CEO of SMMC, MD
  • Andy Klein
    Andy Klein
  • Anupam Agarwal, MD, MPH
    Anupam Agarwal, MD, MPH
  • Carolyn Shmunis
    Carolyn Shmunis
  • Emily Weaver
    Emily Weaver
  • Grace Hassid, MD
    Grace Hassid, MD
  • Jacqueline Pelka
    Jacqueline Pelka
  • Sia Glafkides
    Sia Glafkides
  • Yvonne Webb
    Yvonne Webb


Philip Eastman, MD
James Meier, MD
Katherine A. Sharp

Want to Help Fund Our Work?

You can help our efforts by making a donation on our Donate page. Thank you for your support and helping our mission to provide the best possible healthcare to all county citizens!

San Mateo County Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) – Tax ID #94-3116070.