Board Member since 2022
Anais has worked to develop partnerships among leaders in a thriving, 500-person network. Today, in her position as the Latino Giving Circle Network Director, Anais supports the strategic growth of LCF’s Latino Giving Circles.
Anais brings a special focus on health to her work at LCF. Born and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and earning a Bachelor’s in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley, she has developed a lifelong interest in addressing the social determinants of health and tackling health disparities.
She launched her career at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). As program manager of the ZSFG Health Advocates, Anais led a multi-lingual initiative to connect patients to community resources. In that role, Anais also built a health career pipeline program to advance diversity in healthcare by providing mentorship, leadership development, and career exposure to local students of color, an effort that continues to this day. Her efforts were recognized by San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, earning the 2017 Heroes and Hearts Award for improving the quality of life for ZSFG patients and helping advance the health outcomes of patients seeking care.
A born entrepreneur and community leader, Anais is also the founder of a project in Ciudad Juarez that supports children and families healing from trauma. In 2018, Anais launched Raices, a business to support indigenous artisans in Mexico and bring traditional fashions to the United States.
I am living the life I imagined. My name is Anais Amaya and I am from Ciudad Juarez. I became a mom at 17 and soon after left home with a baby in my arms and a big dream. I have been able to get where I am today because of people that believed in me. Throughout my journey, I met people that gave me a home in their hearts. Prospera has been one of the spaces where I feel at home. Life has taught me that difficult moments are inevitable, but having a community makes the bumpy road softer. Prospera is family to everyone that walks through their doors. Prospera is hope. Prospera is love.