Chet P. Hewitt is President and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and its nonprofit intermediary, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation. Since beginning his tenure at the Foundation, Chet has worked with his board of directors to develop and launch a bold collective impact strategy focused on promoting health equity and social justice in underserved communities to improve the well-being of children, youth and families.
Recognized for his strategic thinking and his willingness to take thoughtful risk, Chet has received national attention for his emphasis on making the Foundation’s partnerships with local communities and public and private funders the centerpiece of the organization’s strategy for change.
Prior to joining Sierra Health Foundation, Chet held several senior positions including Director of Alameda County’s Social Services Agency, Associate Director for the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, and Director of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco.
Chet has received numerous awards for his service to children and families, including the 2017 Terrance Keenan Leadership in Health Philanthropy Award, the Grantland Johnson Intergovernmental Leadership Award, Congressman Robert T. Matsui Community Service Award, and the Sylvia Siegel Consumer Champion Award. Chet is an Annie E. Casey Children and Families Leadership Fellow, and serves on several boards including Roberts Enterprise Development Fund, Public Policy Institute of California, Advance Peace and CalNonprofits.