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community health fund


John Muir Community Health Fund
5003 Commercial Circle, Suite 275
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 941-3100

Jelissa Parham,, Executive Director
Mary Serrano, Grants and Financial Operations Manager

Who We Are

What is today the Community Health Fund came into being in 1997 when the merger that created John Muir Health called for developing and funding an independent “community health benefit nonprofit corporation.” Since our inception, we have been dedicated to supporting programs that improve the health of medically uninsured and underserved populations in central and east Contra Costa County.

An appointed, ten-member board of directors governs the Community Health Fund. John Muir Health, a not-for-profit health system, provides funding for our grant program and program-related operations. Through 2022, the board has approved spending more than $32 million in the form of grants for health initiatives and program-related expenses.

2024 Officers and Directors
  • Ruja Manghani, MD, Chair
  • Ray Barbour, Vice Chair
  • Arthur Shingleton, Treasurer
  • An (Joseph) Vu PhD, Secretary
  • Aeysha Corio
  • Sharon Quesada Jenkins
  • Tasha Johnson
  • Laura Nakamura
  • Matthew Rinn
  • Anh Thang Dao-Shah, PhD



Jelissa Parham
Executive Director
(925) 941-3100

Mary Serrano
Grants &  Financial Operations Manager
(925) 941-3100

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