David B. Littlefield is public affairs manager for The California Wellness Foundation. Littlefield is responsible for the day-to-day management of the communications department, which includes overseeing digital and print communications and coordinating with executive and program staff on communications efforts and public policy outreach.
He joined the Foundation in April 2002 as a communications officer and was appointed manager of the Foundation’s communications grants program in 2014. As a manager, he oversaw strategic outreach and worked with program directors on grants for public education, policy and polling, as well as other grants that require Foundation-related communications.
During his tenure, he has been responsible for the editing and production of the Annual Report and Reflections, a series published by Cal Wellness to share lessons learned and information gleaned from its grantmaking. He also managed annual communications campaigns for two Cal Wellness leadership recognition awards and oversaw Cal Wellness’ sponsorships with Town Hall Los Angeles and the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
His projects have received numerous commendations from the Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter (PRism Awards), and the Council on Foundations (Wilmer Shields Rich Awards).
Previously, Littlefield was a senior grantwriter at the Saban Community Clinic (formerly The Los Angeles Free Clinic) with a focus on foundation and corporate giving. He also worked at the Ramsey Foundation/Regions Medical Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, as a development associate. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College. Littlefield is a member of Southern California Grantmakers and the Communications Network, an affinity group of the Council on Foundations.
dlittlefield [at] calwellness.org
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