For nearly 20 years, Raúl Martínez has helped foundations, local government, and nonprofits address a host of strategic planning, evaluation, and research needs. His expertise cuts across many fields: health and human services, early learning, education, immigration, and the arts, to name a few. Raúl strongly believes that using data, amplifying community voice, and bringing people together can help solve tough problems.
Raúl currently works for Placer County’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Department, providing leadership in the areas of strategy, data, and communications. Among other things, he recently helped HHS articulate its future direction and put a structure in place so the Department can achieve its priorities.
Prior to joining HHS, Raúl was a director at Harder+Company Community Research where he was responsible for leading high-profile evaluation and research projects, led business development efforts for the firm’s Northern California offices, and spearheaded innovation initiatives. His clients included the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The California Endowment, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, First 5 Association of California, and the Sonoma County Department of Health Services.
Raúl lives in Roseville with his wife Alesha, a seasoned visual arts professional. Together, they have two school-aged kids, Sebastian and Samantha, who keep them busy with school, sports, dance, and music. He holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. Raúl has lived in Northern California for many years and grew up in central Mexico as a young kid.