Brenda has spent her professional and volunteer career focused on public policy, health care, and women’s issues. In 2020, she “semi-retired” after seven years as the Director of Government & Community Relations for El Camino Health. She previously worked for two members of the California legislature, most recently former State Senator Joe Simitian. Brenda was also an executive with Planned Parenthood in Arizona and Chicago and was a college teacher. Brenda is a 25-year resident of Los Altos, where she and her husband have raised three daughters, who all attended Los Altos schools. She’s a graduate of LACF’s LEAD program.