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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