Sandra Viera

Director, Healthy Equitable Communities at Prevention Institute

Sandra Viera (she/her/ella) serves as a Director at Prevention Institute, co-leading the organization’s Healthy Equitable Communities portfolio of projects involving healthy-equitable land use, health system transformation, and partnerships for prevention. Building on over 15 years of experience supporting capacity building efforts for governmental, non-profit, and philanthropic entities, Sandra manages training and technical assistance strategy for the organization as part of her leadership responsibilities.

In her current role, Sandra directs People, Parks, and Power (P3), the first national funding initiative in the U.S. to support power building by community-based organizations to reverse deep seated park and green space inequities in Black, Latino, and Indigenous communities across the country. P3 is a joint effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, led and managed by Prevention Institute. Sandra provides oversight and guidance to a highly skilled team of PI leaders that manage P3’s national grantmaking program, peer learning community, strategic communications, and field-building efforts.

As a partner and advisor to the St. Joseph Fund since 2016 , Sandra also co-directs the Intersections Initiative, a multi-site, four-year community of practice focused on building the capacity of health system actors and community partners to engage in local policy change to advance health equity. She is a co-author on the brief highlighting key lessons from the first phase of the Initiative, “Building Power and Partnerships for the Future: Insights from the Intersections Initiative” (2023).

A Southern California native and resident of Los Angeles County, Sandra is based in PI’s Leimert Park office. She enjoys exploring new playgrounds and parks with her family.


Power Sharing with Community-based Organizations: Lessons from the P3 Cohort

Monday, June 24
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Data-Informed Decision Making for Equitable Park Funding

Monday, June 24
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM