SVHAP Leadership Council


The Leadership Council advises on the overall direction of SVHAP as a sustainable infrastructure for the delivery of evidence-based health promotion programs to older adults in Santa Clara County.  The members consist of representatives from a variety of community based organizations including municipalities, hospitals and non-profit organizations.  The leadership council is instrumental in developing partnerships and opportunities for EBP expansion and sustainability within the county.

Council Responsibilities


  • Advise SVHAP on the selection and adoption of evidence-based programs

  • Assist with the marketing of healthy aging and SVHAP-sponsored programs

  • Assist in securing funding for the continued support of SVHAP and evidence-based programs in Santa Clara County

  • Represents the health promotion of older adults in cities and communities of Santa Clara County 


Current Leadership Council Members


To learn more about Leadership Council Members and their backgrounds, click on their image.

Gerard Manuel

Tracey Gott
City of Sunnyvale

Ellen Corman
Stanford HealthCare

Dr. Tamar Semerjian
San Jose State University