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Portrait of Sandra Celedon

Sandra Celedon

President and CEO

Fresno Building Healthy Communities

Sandra Celedon serves as president and CEO for Fresno Building Healthy Communities—a coalition of residents, youth, and community-based organizations—and is responsible for guiding and supporting multi-sector, diverse stakeholder collaborations to foster and encourage thriving communities where all children and families can live healthy, safe, and productive lives. She adheres to public health principles, which recognize that all people must have access to the resources necessary for health, and that people and their physical environment are interdependent; when one is damaged it will have an adverse effect on the other. Therefore, she dedicates herself to building healthy communities. Before joining Fresno Building Healthy Communities in 2013, she worked in numerous public health positions and served as the outreach and enrollment programs manager at Clinica Sierra Vista in Fresno. Over the years, she has developed several public health programs with special focus on prevention and primary care access. In 2020, she was elected as the vice-chair for the Fresno Commission on Police Reform—a 37-member commission comprising residents, advocates, and stakeholders assigned to develop recommendations to institute reform within the Fresno Police Department. At the beginning of the pandemic, she co-developed the COVID-19 Equity Project, a collaborative effort including over 17 community-based organizations and more than 100 community health workers providing prevention education, vaccinations, and resources to over 25,000 vulnerable community residents in Fresno County. With her support, the project has been replicated in two other counties. In 2022, she joined the PPIC board of directors. She received her degree in public health from California State University, Fresno.