Bob Brownstein joined Working Partnerships USA in February 1999. He currently works on health policy issues and is the designer of our signature health care achievement — the Children’s Health Initiative — which made Santa Clara County the first of the nation’s more than 3,000 counties to ensure health coverage to virtually every child. Has directed research culminating in strategic issue briefs that provide timely analysis of problems and present a range of possible and serious solutions. With his support, many of these policies have been adopted and enacted by the South Bay Labor Council, the San Jose City Council, the County Board of Supervisors, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
Previously, Brownstein served as the Budget and Policy Director of the City of San Jose for eight years under Mayor Susan Hammer. He was instrumental in developing the Living Wage ordinance, Greenline policies, and crafting the annual city budget. He previously served as the Chief of Staff to Santa Clara County Supervisor Suzanne Wilson. He has an undergraduate degree from Princeton, a Masters in Political Science from Stanford, and a Masters in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University.