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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Len Dodson

Interim Chief Financial Officer

At AHF, Len manages the investment portfolio as well as accounting and finance for the organization. Len has held senior positions in the non-profit health care industry for a number of organizations. He served as the Controller of Sharp HealthCare, Chief Financial Officer of Rady Children’s Hospital and Chief Financial Officer of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, as well as management financial positions in non-health care organizations. Mr. Dodson was also a partner in a consulting organization primarily serving non-profit and governmental clients. Now semi-retired, he serves as a consultant as well as a part-time CFO for a small non-profit organization. Mr. Dodson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Diego State University and is a certified public accountant.

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Michele Silverthorn

Senior Director of Programs

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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Jonathan Dale

Communications Manager

As the newest member to our team, Jonathan manages our communications work, including but not limited to, AHF’s website, blog, social media, e-newsletters, and event marketing. Prior to joining AHF, Jonathan was a Web Producer for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest where he managed all online communication and advocacy efforts. He volunteered as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for five years and is currently finishing up his Master of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University.
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