Rosa Ramirez, MSW, MPA
Grants Program Manager, St. Mary Medical Center Foundation, Apple Valley, California

Ms. Ramirez has been a part of St. Joseph Health, St. Mary health care ministry for more than 8 years.  As the Foundation’s Grant Program Manager, she has worked to support health programs through securing grants in the community for programs ranging from childhood obesity prevention, diabetes management, and telemedicine to joint use policy development and healthy city initiatives.  In this capacity she has helped conceptualize a vision for having hospital volunteers move beyond traditional roles to one that moves them beyond the hospital’s walls towards community- engagement.

Ms. Ramirez earned a Masters Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Community Organizing, Planning and Administration,  a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a Health Care Concentration and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Gerontology all from the University of Southern California.