Alliance Healthcare Foundation Alliance Healthcare Foundation


Our Mission

Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) works to advance health and wellness for the most vulnerable—the poor, uninsured and underinsured, children and the homeless in San Diego & Imperial Counties.


Nancy Sasaki

Executive Director

Prior to joining AHF in 2011, Nancy’s career with Planned Parenthood spanned 29 years, beginning as a Health Educator in Austin, Texas. In addition to Austin and San Diego, Nancy has also worked as the CEO in Los Angeles and the interim CEO in Hawaii. She is most proud of the work she has done to expand access for women in need in each of the communities served, to enhance cultural awareness for employees and customers/patients, and to bring creative and innovative alternatives to the organization. Nancy also worked as the Executive Director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties.

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Paul Brown

Chief Financial Officer

At AHF, Paul manages the investment portfolio as well as accounting and finance for the organization. Prior to Joining AHF, Paul served at The Wheat Group, where he positioned the assets of the multimillion-dollar company to create a strong position into the future. In addition, he provides services to the San Diego Sports Innovators as a financial advisor for innovative projects and companies.

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Michele Silverthorn

Program Officer

As program officer, Michele is responsible for managing the programs at our foundation. Before AHF, Michele worked at Foundation for Change, where she built communities at the grassroots level. Ms. Silverthorn managed grant processes, facilitated the board of directors’ activities, and coordinated community engagement efforts throughout San Diego County. Much of her previous work focused on the underserved, whether through food systems, the Peace Corps in El Salvador, or immigrant worker health issues.

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Bryan Fisher

Operations Manager

Bryan oversees office operational efficiency for AHF and organizations in our commercial suite. He also directs technology support and property management vendors and manages the detailed logistics for our monthly off-site iEngageU events. Previously, he worked in operations roles with corporations, such as Bank of America, to promote corporate vision, define strategies and mentor core values by implementing and driving company initiatives.

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Annie Guo

Communications Manager

As the newest member to our team, Annie manages our communications work, including but not limited to, AHF’s website, blog, social media, e-newsletters and event marketing. Prior to joining AHF, Annie worked in the Office of Health Equity at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as the Community Engagement Specialist serving underrepresented populations, including low-income families, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT communities and rural populations. She is the founder of Asian Avenue Magazine and the Asian Health Alliance of Colorado.

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