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Press Release: Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance announces new executive director



Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance is delighted to announce the appointment of a new executive director: Jamie Johnson.

Head and shoulders of a man (Jamie Johnson) smiling, in front of out-of-focus foliage

Jamie comes to Yolo County excited for the opportunity to work alongside the staff and board members of Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (YHAA) to continue to build upon the needed positive impact of YHAA. Jamie’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Education in counseling from Bridgewater State University. He has experience working with older adults, having directed a senior community center in Erie County, Pennsylvania, before fulfilling his family’s longtime dream of moving to California in 2018. Jamie moved his family of eight (wife, six children, and three German Shepherds) to accept a position for the executive director of the Marshall Foundation for Community Health in Placerville, California. This position enabled Jamie to broaden his non-profit experience and blend his past healthcare experience with his enthusiasm for public service.

Jamie is an energetic, compassionate, people-focused leader, and the community of Yolo County is already a place he is proud to serve. "Our team, from the employees to the Board of Directors, have a clear passion for our mission [of enhancing the wellbeing of older adults] that I find inspiring. YHAA demonstrates a strong commitment to its community of older adults, who will continue to benefit from our collaboration, education, and advocacy."

Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the wellbeing of older adults in Yolo County through education, collaboration, and advocacy. They work to identify and address gaps in services and connect people to the many resources and services throughout the County for our senior, rural, and under-served communities to ensure access for all residents. Some of their accomplishments include leading the effort in getting older adults vaccinated during the pandemic and beyond, establishing new programs for older adults such as the Mobile Meals for Healthy Aging program, and connecting over 200 local providers in their collaboration committee.

YHAA’s founding executive director for the past 12 years, Sheila Allen, is now the Yolo County Deputy Supervisor for District 4, serving eastern and south Davis. “I love Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance and am so happy to have a board and new executive director that will assure the mission and programs will continue to serve the older adults of Yolo County. The percentage of seniors is the fasted growing segment of our population, and YHAA is there to advocate for and serve them.”

Supervisor Jim Provenza has served as the chair of YHAA since its founding. “We welcome Jamie to our team and look forward to implementing our current projects while creating a strategic plan and roadmap to the future. We thank Sheila for her many years of leadership and providing the framework for our important work”.

You can find out more about the resources for older adults in Yolo County and the programs and services of YHAA at or by calling 530-776-5006 or emailing There are people ready to assist you to find the services you need for a healthy aging experience.


Sheila Allen



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