Jason Sullivan-Halpern, the Director of the California Long Term Care Ombudsman Association (CLTCOA), joined our organization in November 2022 with over a decade of relevant experience working in the nonprofit and human services sectors. Before working for CLTCOA, Jason managed complex volunteer-based programs supporting vulnerable adults and low-income families for a number of nonprofit organizations in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Solar Community Housing Association (Davis), California CareForce (Roseville), Sacramento Tree Foundation (Sacramento), and Catholic Charities of the East Bay (Oakland). He also served as Programs Chair of the Board of Directors of the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) chapter in Sacramento and volunteered with the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative in Oakland.
Jason obtained his B.A. in Philosophy & Political Science from UC Davis in 2014. He studied law at The Pennsylvania State University and received his J.D. with concentrations in Advocacy and Public Interest Law cum laude in 2021. During his time at Penn State, Jason was Editor-in-Chief of the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs and President of the PSL Public Interest Law Fund. He also represented survivors of domestic violence in emergency hearings at the Clearfield County Court of Common Pleas while working with MidPenn Legal Services, a nonprofit legal aid provider.
Jason currently lives and works in Sacramento. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his children, volunteering, listening to live music, playing guitar, and exploring hiking trails across Northern California.