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October 16, 2006

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The California Wellness Foundation Appoints Fatima L. Angeles Director of Evaluation and Organizational Learning

Woodland Hills (CA) — The California Wellness Foundation announced the appointment of Fatima L. Angeles, to the position of director of evaluation and organizational learning.

Angeles joined the Foundation in 1998 as a program director, where she managed the Foundation’s Children and Youth Community Health Initiative and oversaw grantmaking in two issues: environmental health and work and health. As director of organizational learning, she directs the Foundation's program assessment and evaluation functions, provides consultation to program staff on evaluation issues and develops programs to promote learning in those areas. Prior to joining TCWF, Angeles was a program associate at The Hasbro Children’s Foundation in New York City. Prior to that, she was director of the South of Market Teen Center in San Francisco and project coordinator for Asian American Communities Against AIDS.

Angeles is a 1992 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and received her master of public health degree from Columbia University in 1997. Angeles is a board member of the Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She has also served as a board member of the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center and Funders Concerned About AIDS.

The California Wellness Foundation is an independent, private foundation created in 1992, with a mission to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. The Foundation provides funding in eight priority areas: Diversity in the Health Professions, Environmental Health, Healthy Aging, Mental Health, Teenage Pregnancy Prevention, Violence Prevention, Women's Health, and Work and Health. It also provides funding for other health issues through its Special Projects Fund. Since its first year of operation, TCWF has awarded 4,523 grants totaling nearly $550 million. It is one of the state’s largest private foundations, providing an average of $40 million in grants each year in pursuit of its mission.

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