amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Awards of Courage

Sandra R. Hernández, M.D.

San Francisco Fall Gala 2007 Honoree

Sandra R. Hernández, M.D. is chief executive officer of the San Francisco Foundation. She is a graduate of Yale University, Tufts School of Medicine, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Prior to joining the San Francisco Foundation, Dr. Hernández served as the director of public health for the city and county of San Francisco. She is now an assistant clinical professor at the School of Medicine of the University of California, San Francisco, and maintains an active clinical practice at San Francisco General Hospital in the AIDS clinic.

Dr. Hernández served as a member of amfAR's board for four years and is currently an honorary trustee. She also serves on the boards of the Council on Foundations, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing, and is a trustee of the Western Asbestos Settlement Trust.

Dr. Hernández's long history of public service has included work with President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry, the Pew Commission on Environmental Health, the Foundation Consortium for California's Children and Youth, Grantmakers in Health, the Volunteerism Project, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the Latino Community Foundation, and many others.