Alma Burrell

Chief Administrative Officer

Alma Burrell is Chief Administrative Officer of Roots Community Health where she provides administrative, compliance and programmatic oversight for the organization.  Ms. Burrell played an integral role in Roots’ South Bay expansion, co-chairing the community driven research that identified the need for African-centered medical care and wrap around services in Santa Clara County.


For nearly two decades before joining Roots, Ms. Burrell managed a variety of maternal, child and adolescent health programs for the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, advocating for families, assessing community challenges and supports; and designing and implementing programs that support health. Ms. Burrell believes collaboration and partnerships are critical to successful community engagement, and for this reason Ms. Burrell actively participates in community coalitions and task forces that focus on health promotion and prevention.


Ms. Burrell received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Public Health degrees from San Jose State University. Her work has been recognized by numerous federal, state and local bodies.