Marguerite Casey Foundation Board Member Tessie Guillermo was named one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most influential women in business in 2017, an award that recognizes a career that has spanned social impact, health care, technology, public policy and philanthropy.
The San Francisco Business Times award honored the region’s business leaders who are known for their passion, drive and commitment to excellence.
During her career, Guillermo has been dedicated to supporting underserved communities. For 13 years, Guillermo led ZeroDivide, a social impact consulting firm focused on improving health, economic opportunity, education and civic engagement in those communities. She has also worked to narrow the digital divide that separates low-income communities and families.
Currently chairwoman of the board at Dignity Health, Guillermo has deep experience in health care policy, having led the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum for 15 years. Currently, she serves on the board of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
In 2000, President Bill Clinton appointed Guillermo to the Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
“I have an immeasurable sense of accomplishment from gaining leadership positions and achieving tangible results with organizations that share my goals to promote health and economic equity for disadvantaged people,” Guillermo told the San Francisco Business Times.
Guillermo has served on the Marguerite Casey Foundation board since 2015.
Marguerite Casey Foundation is dedicated to creating, through the Equal Voice Network, a national movement of low-income families advocating on their own behalf for social and economic policies that strengthen families and communities.