Lucy Hernandez was born and raised in the Mission District of San Francisco before calling the East Bay home. Ms. Hernandez has over 20 years of administrative experience in the health care environment. She advocates healthy living, higher education, and equality.

She currently serves as the Community Outreach Manager for Washington Hospital. Ms. Hernandez oversees the Hospital’s community engagement programs and the Wellness Center. Her previous roles include executive assistant and managing a health resource library.

Ms. Hernandez is an Ohlone College Alum with two Associate’s degrees in Administration of Justice and Social Science; she then graduated from Cal State Hayward with a baccalaureate degree in History with an emphasis in the History of California and the American Southwest; and in 2014 she received her Masters of Public Administration from Golden Gate University. In 2015 Ms. Hernandez was inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. She also graduated from Leadership Fremont in 2016. In 2019, she became a member the American College Healthcare Executives.

Ms. Hernandez is passionate in engaging her community by serving on the board of directors for Avanzando, Inc., Kids Breakfast Club (TKBC), Newark Chamber of Commerce, and Safe Alternatives of Violent Environment (SAVE). She is also a Rotarian with the Newark Rotary. In 2021 Ms. Hernandez was appointed to the Alameda County Mental Health Advisory Board. Her previous roles in the community include Ohlone College Puente Mentor, METAS Mentor (Newark Memorial High School); Past Commissioner, City of Hayward Human Relations Commission and Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women; and Past Board of Director, Hispanic Community Affairs Council.