Joy Guihama is a Program Officer and her grant portfolios include the SCI Medicine Fellowships and Psychosocial Research.

Joy has more than 20 years of managerial experience at health and wellness organizations, in the areas of program planning, administrative operations, grants management and communications.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Joy spent over 10 years as the Division Manager at a city-based public health department, where she oversaw the department’s Health Promotion and Policy Division, a 20-person unit responsible for city-wide public policy initiatives and community health services.  Before that, she worked for two years with UCLA and another eight years with several national non-profit organizations, directing a variety of regional and national health programs.

Joy volunteers with several non-profit health organizations in Southern California.  As the founding past president of the MPH alumni chapter and current member of the MPH Community Advisory Council, her work was recognized with a Volunteer Service Award from California State University, Northridge (CSUN).  Joy holds a Master’s of Public Health from CSUN and Bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA.  She is an adjunct professor with the CSUN MPH Graduate Program.