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G.G. Greenhouse was inducted into the Health category in 2009.

My Story

G.G. Greenhouse is the executive director of the Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless and Homeless Families Programs. In this role, she has helped secure millions of dollars to provide health care and social services to thousands of homeless individuals and families. G.G. is also a powerful force in the battle against homelessness locally and nationally. The community's most vulnerable residents could not find a better champion. G.G.'s unyielding spirit is evident in the many obstacles she has conquered in her life, including being the first African American student in her private high school, overcoming poverty, racism and a life-threatening disease. G.G. worked her way through graduate school while raising five children. She continues to battle the odds, and because of her work people on society's fringes can hope for better lives.