Jarrett Tomás Barrios

Jarrett Tomás Barrios

Senior Vice President, Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives



Jarrett Barrios serves as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives for the California Community Foundation. At the Foundation, he oversees organizational strategy and leads all CCF programmatic initiatives, marketing, communications, policy and advocacy.


Prior to CCF, Barrios has served as CEO of the American Red Cross of Los Angeles, the Massachusetts Red Cross, GLAAD and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. From 1999 to 2007, he served in the Massachusetts legislature, first in the House of Representatives and then as the first Latino elected to the Massachusetts Senate where he chaired the Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee and was the Vice-Chair of the Health Care Committee.


Barrios is the Vice-Chair of the Covered California board of directors, and sits on the Board of Advisors of the UCLA Luskin School for Public Affairs, the Executive Committee for the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, and the Board of Directors of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, Nathan Cummings Foundation in New York City, and the Center on Law and Social Policy in Washington, DC. In addition, he is the past president of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission and has previously served as vice-chair of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in New York, and on the boards of Families USA, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, and Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.


Barrios earned his A.B. magna cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard College and his J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a candidate for a Masters in Public Health at California State–Los Angeles.