Frederick J. Ferrer

The Health Trust provides direct health services, programs, grant making and advocacy to support its vision: Silicon Valley as the healthiest region in the U.S.

Prior to becoming CEO of the Health Trust, Ferrer founded and led his own consulting practice, Manzanita Solutions, where he provided training and consultation on child development, non-profit management and community inter-relations, based on his 27 years of experience.

Mr. Ferrer, former executive director of Estrella Family Services, was chair and commissioner on the FIRST 5 Commission of Santa Clara County. He is a board member of the Rocketship Charter Elementary School and on the Board of Santa Clara University's Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education and a member of the Department of Education's Autism Advisory Board. He is a former board member of the American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley (ALF-SV) and a current ALF Senior Fellow (Class XI). He is a community advisor to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation .

Ferrer has received numerous awards among them, the John Gardner Leadership Award from ALF-SV, The Most Influential Latino Award from MACSA, the Human Relations Award from the Santa Clara County Commission on Human Relations, PACT's Community Builder Award and the Kindred Spirit Award from the Children's Discovery Museum. He has completed Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management at Harvard.

Ferrer is adjunct faculty at Santa Clara University's Graduate School of Education. He holds a B.S. degree from Santa Clara University and a M.S. degree from San Jose State University and resides in Willow Glen.


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