Mission + History
Vanessa I. Poster

Vanessa Poster was first elected to office in 1996. She is a tireless advocate for those in need of health resources in the Beach Cities, especially older adults and children. She is committed to supporting employee health programs, not only for Beach Cities Health District employees, but also for employers and employees throughout the Beach Cities.

In addition to BCHD, Ms. Poster served as vice chair of the Association of California Healthcare Districts, as well as on the advisory board of the Iris Cantor Women's Health, Education & Resource Center. She is also the founder of Women's Coalition South Bay.

An alumnus of Stanford University, Ms. Poster earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees with distinction. Ms. Poster's experience as a non-profit professional began in 1986 in Washington, D.C., and includes capital campaign management, board development, grant writing, event planning, program development, strategic planning and public relations. She has held the position of president at VIP Consulting since 2010 and is the former vice president of Schreck & Associates.

Ms. Poster is a long-time resident of Redondo Beach and is the former director of development at South Bay Free Clinic (now South Bay Family Healthcare). She is an avid yoga practitioner.