Chief Executive Officer, Hope Hospice
Victoria Emmons has held positions in the health care field for nearly 30 years, serving as vice president at several Bay Area hospitals, CEO of a community clinic consortium in Silicon Valley, and currently CEO of Hope Hospice in Dublin, a nonprofit hospice founded in 1980. Hope Hospice serves patients and their families in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties from Pleasant Hill to the Tri-Valley, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Hayward, San Leandro and Fremont.
Ms. Emmons began her career as a high school French teacher in Florida, where she worked until she discovered the joys of the medical field. Her first hospital job was in public relations at a nonprofit hospital in Manatee County, Florida. She relocated to Northern California in 1985 to work for Washington Hospital in Fremont.
A graduate of Florida State University, Ms. Emmons studied at the Université de Strasbourg in France. She earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration/Healthcare from the University of San Francisco.
Ms. Emmons has been a resident of Pleasanton since 1999. She is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton and past president of the Rotary Club of Warm Springs. She was also a member of the Rotary Clubs of San Jose and of Los Altos where she served as treasurer and was named Rotarian of the Year in 2000. Ms. Emmons has served on numerous nonprofit boards and is currently on the USF Alumni Advisory Council for the East Bay. She is a published poet, a blogger, a magazine columnist and is currently writing her first novel.