Anitra Smith

Program Officer

Anitra appreciates that being at Program Officer with PFS allows her to build the capacity of local organizations. She comes to PFS with a strong background in community health and a deep passion for advancing health equity to build stronger communities in the Greater Bay Area.

Before joining PFS in 2018, Anitra served as a Program Analyst with the Children’s Health subprogram at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation where she co-led the early childhood nutrition strategy. In her role as a Program Analyst, Anitra also researched and synthesized information on health care coverage, access, and systems of care for California. Before working in philanthropy, Anitra served as a Panel Manager at Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital where she worked on performance improvement and population health initiatives for low-income patients with complex health care needs.

Anitra holds a Master in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S in Human Development from the University of California, Davis. Anitra is an Oakland native. She enjoys traveling, live music, reading, and exploring the outdoors.

Anitra works for the following foundation: