Dan Schurman is the new Community Partnership Manager for St. Joseph Health—Sonoma County, succeeding Matthew Ingram in the role. Dan is a 25-year resident of Sonoma County and the former Executive Director of the Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma County Bar Association, Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County, and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, where he built the organization’s first staff and led the campaign to create the Laguna Environmental Center at Stone Farm.
Prior to moving to Sonoma County in 1990, Dan was the Executive Director of the San Mateo County Food Bank (now known as Second Harvest Food Bank), where he was the founding chair of the Hunger and Homeless Action Coalition of San Mateo County. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of Ag Innovations, a nonprofit facilitation consulting firm based in Sebastopol that specializes in convening and supporting leadership coalitions focused on the most pressing issues facing the California food system at the statewide, regional and local levels throughout the state. In this position, he led a statewide task force to assess and make recommendations for improving the quality, quantity and availability of affordable housing and transportation resources for the state’s agricultural work force. He also was the initial organizer of the Sonoma County Food System Alliance, in partnership with the County Department of Health Services.
Dan holds a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University.
As Community Partnership Manager, Dan will continue the Community Benefit department's work to deepen community partnerships, identify opportunities for collaboration to improve community health, and reduce disparities in our county. Dan will also lead community benefit reporting activities and strategic responses to identified community health needs. He can be reached at 707-522-4352 and Daniel.Schurman@stjoe.org.