Sandra J Winter, PhD, MHA was born and raised in Zimbabwe, then moved to Cape Town in South Africa where she was a successful entrepreneur, owning and operating a number of businesses in the advertising industry. In 2003 Sandi moved to Lexington, Kentucky where she completed a Master of Health Administration (2006) and a PhD in Public Administration: Health Policy Track (2009). After graduating Sandi moved from Kentucky to California where she worked for 10 years at the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC), Stanford University School of Medicine.
Sandi is currently the Executive Director of Senior Coastsiders in Half Moon Bay, California. Since 1977, Senior Coastsiders has been providing opportunities, support and resources for older adults living on the San Mateo coast, from Montara to Pescadero and Skyline to the Sea. We celebrate the value of seniors and serve as a community resource for information, caregiver support and innovative approaches to successful aging. Our programs include nutrition (meals served in our dining room and to frail home bound individuals), care management, transportation, minor home repair, volunteer coordination and classes and activities.