Alma Burrell is Associate Director of Roots Community Health Center where she provides oversight and leadership for Roots from her South Bay perch. Ms. Burrell played an integral role in Roots’ South Bay expansion, co-chairing the community driven research that identified the need for African-centered medical care and wrap around services in Santa Clara County.
For nearly two decades before joining Roots, Ms. Burrell managed a variety of maternal, child and adolescent health programs for the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, advocating for families, assessing community challenges and supports; and designing and implementing programs that support health. Ms. Burrell believes collaboration and partnerships are critical to successful community engagement; and for this reason Ms. Burrell actively participates in community coalitions and task forces that focus on health promotion and prevention.
Ms. Burrell received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Public Health degrees from San Jose State University. Her work has been recognized by federal, state and local bodies.