Hilda Martinez, MJ

Senior Communications Officer, Innovation Fund

Hilda Martinez is the senior communications officer for the CHCF Innovation Fund, which invests in technology and service companies with the potential to significantly lower the cost of care or improve access to care for Californians with low incomes. She also leads CHCF’s communications efforts on telehealth.

Prior to joining CHCF, Hilda served as director of communications for Interact Communications, a firm focused on the communications needs of community colleges, and the director of public engagement and communications for California State University, Long Beach. She spent part of her career as the communications director for Central Valley Health Network / Network for a Healthy California, a network of health care safety-net organizations in the Central Valley, and played a key role in the statewide enrollment campaign during the initial implementation of the ACA in California while serving as senior vice president at Mercury Public Affairs in Sacramento. She has extensive experience providing communications leadership and support for major state policy initiatives such as affordable health insurance, high-speed rail, and the state water bond.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.

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