EXECUTIVE - BIO
Evette Marie De Luca - Committee Member
Evette De Luca has led within the public and not-for-profit sectors for 17 years. Throughout her career, she has directed dynamic teams of multi-sectoral professionals committed to humanistic, systems-level approaches to such social issues as community violence, homelessness, food insecurity, and community health disparities.
Ms. De Luca is currently Executive Director of Partners for Better Health and leads one of seven national BUILD Health Challenge initiatives. She formerly served as Senior Associate with LF Leadership and an independent contractor with Loma Linda Medical Center-Community Health Development. In these roles, Ms. De Luca provides and has provided expertise in building and facilitating broad-based partnerships and wellness strategies across multiple cities and communities in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, and provides health assessment and planning support. As the former Director of Civic Engagement & Community Transformation for Reach Out, she designed and led the Center for Civic Policy & Leadership, an innovations project funded by The California Wellness Foundation that accelerated strategic and collaborative advocacy and policy efforts between government, private and public agencies in the Inland Region.
Ms. De Luca is a board member of the Huerta Del Valle Urban Agricultural Project. She served on the Loma Linda Medical Center Community Benefits Administrative Council and the San Bernardino Food Policy Council and has served on the San Bernardino County Emergency Food and Shelter Program board and the San Bernardino Community Hospital /St. Bernardine Medical Center Community Benefit Council. Ms. De Luca is also a seasoned grant and technical writer. A former fellow of the Multicultural Alliance/AmeriCorps, she recently completed a Masters's degree program in Social Impact from Claremont Lincoln University (formerly part of Claremont School of Theology) and received a B.A. from UCLA in History.