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Steve Heath, Executive Director

Steve Heath is a veteran nonprofit and health care executive who became Central California Hemophilia Foundation’s Executive Director in early March of 2020. CCHF serves 27 of California’s 58 counties—a service area stretches 400 miles from Madera County on the south to the Oregon border on the north—and has about 5.5-million residents.


He previously was President & CEO of United Way California Capital Region for nearly a decade. He also was President & CEO of Community Link-Capital Region and Executive Director of Capitol Health Network.


His health care background also includes having been Vice President for Communications of Sutter Health in Sacramento, one of the nation’s largest integrated health care systems, where he was responsible for stakeholder relations and internal and external communications. He also held two different executive-level positions with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in Chicago: Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, responsible for Human Resources, Organizational Development, Facilities Administration and Meeting and Travel Services, and also Vice President & Regional Executive, responsible for Association services to, and relationships with, most of the Blue Plans west of the Mississippi.


Steve graduated for California State University-Sacramento with a degree in journalism and was a sportswriter for both The Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Union for a total of 14 years, covering events ranging from high school sports to the 49ers, Pac-12 football and basketball and U.S. Open golf tournament.


He is a member of the Western States Regional Hemophilia Network Coordinating Committee, the Sacramento County Public Health Advisory Board and the Sacramento County’s Medi-Cal (Medicaid) Dental Advisory Committee. He also is a Senior Fellow of American Leadership Forum and past board member and Foundation president of the Rotary Club of Sacramento.

Steve can be reached at steve@cchfsac.org or (916) 448-0390.