Meet the Team

Board of Directors

The Betty Jean Brown Foundation is run by volunteers who are driven to help children in underserved communities reach their full potential through correct nutrition. Here, you can see the foundation’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Robert Brown

Dr. Robert Brown is passionate about inspiring children to eat healthily. This passion has stemmed from experience leading child hunger programs, including the delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables to children in the school environment. Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. in Human Services as well as a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration. As part of his studies, Dr. Brown looked at the benefits that healthy fruits and vegetables can provide to children. In his free time, Dr. Brown enjoys going to the gym, watching Broadway shows, and keeping up-to-date with choice favorite shows on YouTube.

Dr. Adam Y-Beltrán
Vice Chairman

Dr. Y-Beltrán is a physician-scientist specializing in oncology. He completed combined dual degrees in Molecular Pathology and Medical Doctor (MD), in the United Kingdom (UK), graduating with First Class Honors and Distinction. He was helped in medical school by funding from Zeneca (now AstraZeneca) and the Royal College of Pathologists in London, UK. Adam participated in oncology research internships in the US at the MGH in Boston, Columbia University in NYC, and UCSF in San Francisco.  Adam greatly enjoys gardening, homesteading, traveling, and the great outdoors. 

Anita Joice

Anita is passionate about brightening the lives of each individual she comes in contact with. She lives intentionally, with the goal of making the world a better place every day, through each interaction with others. Anita is a trained professional with Human Resources, Equity Research, and Biotech industry experience. Anita holds an M.S. in Organizational Development and has worked with Bank of America, Genentech, TG Therapeutics, and G1 Therapeutics.

Jason Brown

It is quite fitting that the name Jason means, “The Healer,” as Jason has made a career of healing others through physical and massage therapy at Highland Hospital, in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to a vocation based on healing, Jason enjoys time with family, collecting valuable toys, watching football, and enjoying music.