Michael Fischetti, MPH, MD, Secretary/Chief Financial Officer, is a proactive physician who has cared for and mentored low-income youth for over 40 years. For many years, Dr. Fischetti served as the physician consultant for the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program and taught students about wellbeing and healthy lifestyles. His has a long history of involvement with local schools and knowledge of their students through his numerous volunteer activities. He brings a strong understanding of fiscal management of non-profits to the Board.
Dr. Fischetti grew up in the Bronx, New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in philosophy. He completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and then completed his internal medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center. He served as a physician in the U.S. Army in the 70’s in Korea and returned to complete a fellowship in oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a board certified internist and oncologist and worked at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara for 33 years.
While at Kaiser he returned to school and received a Masters in Public Health from U.C. Berkeley. At Kaiser he was also Chief of Preventive Medicine and Health Education, and Founder and Director of Hospice. He is the past recipient of the Santa Clara County Medical Society Community Service Award, the Kaiser Santa Clara Professional Staff Association Award for Community Service, and the Kaiser Permanente Professional Staff Association Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Dr. Fischetti has been active on many health, social services and education committees and boards in the Bay Area. Among these he has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the May-View Community Health Clinic in Mountain View and Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen in San Jose. He is been an active advocate for health care for children and adolescents, serving on the Santa Clara County Health Advisory Commission where he has helped guide the development of Health Impact Assessments and the County of Santa Clara’s General Plan’s “Health Element.” He is also an advisorto the Health and Hospital Committee of Santa Clara County. He is an advocate for universal health care and a regular speaker at community forums on the Affordable Care Act and Single Payer proposals for universal health care in California.
Dr. Fischetti is married to Marilyn Winkleby of Mountain View, CA and they have three children.