North Central resident David Martinez III joined Vitalyst Health Foundation in March as director of capacity building and community Engagement. Prior to joining Vitalyst, Martinez was project manager for the Center for the Future of Arizona, and community engagement manager for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
In addition to his work at Vitalyst, Martinez serves as a Flinn-Brown Fellow with the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership and a steering committee member for the Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy with the Arizona Community Foundation.
“I have a passion for our state and making it better,” says Martinez, a native of Marana, Ariz. “Vitalyst is an amazing organization that does fantastic work across the state, bringing Arizonans together no matter their political affiliation, culture, or age, to create a state that we can all be proud of.”
Martinez will support the Vitalyst mission to connect, support and inform efforts to improve the health of individuals and communities in Arizona. Specifically, he will work closely with community-based leaders, groups, organizations, and coalitions to increase their capacity and effectiveness.
Collaborating with program staff, he will work with a wide range of community groups and other philanthropic organizations to address issues related to their priorities.