Foundation Staff

Leslie Williams-Hurt, MNA

Leslie Williams-Hurt is the CEO of the San Mateo County Health Foundation (SMCHF) the fundraising arm of the San Mateo Medical Center hospital and clinics.  The San Mateo County Health Foundation was created to provide philanthropic support to the County Hospital and clinics to ensure that all residents of San Mateo County, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to quality healthcare.

Leslie believes that access to the latest medical technology, the most up-to-date innovative medical procedures, in addition to qualified physicians and nurses should be available to everyone, regardless of their socio-economic status. Leslie guides a committed board of directors in aligning the interest of individuals, corporations and Foundations to meet the most critical needs of the Medical Center ensuring all residents of San Mateo have access to equitable healthcare.

Leslie joined the organization in 2015 as the Director of Development and become the CEO in 2017. Prior to joining the Foundation, Leslie was the Development Officer with O’Connor Hospital located in San Jose and St. Louise Regional Hospital located in Morgan Hill, both part of the Daughters of Charity Health System.

A Pennsylvania native, Leslie holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. When not working to make a difference in her community, Leslie spends time reading, gardening, and hiking with her spouse.


Samantha Grube
Development Administrative Assistant

Hello, my name is Samantha Grube and I have 8 plus years working in community health. Currently I am the Development Administrative Assistant with the San Mateo County Health Foundation.  I have a passion for event planning which makes my role at the Foundation a great fit. It allows me the opportunity to do something I am passionate about, event planning, and at the same time make a difference in the lives of others. During my free time you will most likely catch me at my son’s baseball game or at AT& T Park watching the San Francisco Giants.


Michelle Cooper
Grant Writer