Community Bridges Hires New Marketing and Communications Manager

Santa Cruz County, CA — Community Bridges is pleased to announce Tony Nunez as our new Marketing and Communications Manager.  

Nunez comes to Community Bridges after spending the past 10 years serving as a regional news editor at the Watsonville Pajaronian, Santa Cruz Good Times and Scotts Valley Press Banner. He is also a member of the inaugural Board of Directors for the Pajaro Valley Health Care District (PVHCD), the public agency tasked with overseeing the operations of Watsonville Community Hospital.  

“We are so lucky to have landed a local talent like Tony Nunez. His expertise and experience with our local community and the knowledge of he has about our needs will be a huge asset to Community Bridges,” Community Bridges CEO Raymon Cancino said. “We have seen his commitment to public service though his commitment of an active and engaged local board member of PVHCD but also about his humanistic approach to writing stories about our local community throughout the years. We are looking forward to him sharing our clients’ stories and highlighting our communities’ needs.”  

Nunez was appointed by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in March 2022. The PVHCD accomplished the monumental task of raising $67 million to purchase Watsonville Community Hospital, saving it from imminent closure and bringing it back into public ownership. There were more than 400 individual donors whose investments ranges from $5 to $25 million.   

Nunez won multiple statewide awards during his time as a journalist. Most recently, he helped the Good Times win the California News Publishers Association’s General Excellence award for weekly newspapers in 2021 and 2022.   

Nunez is a Watsonville High School alumnus and holds degrees from Cabrillo College and San Jose State University.   

ABOUT COMMUNITY BRIDGES   

Community Bridges envisions a thriving community where every person has the opportunity to unleash their full potential. Together, our family of programs delivers essential services, provides equitable access to resources, and advocates for health and dignity across every stage of life. To learn more, please visit www.communitybridges.org.   

The Community Bridges family of programs includes the Child & Adult Care Food Program, Early Education Division, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), La Manzana Community Resources, Live Oak Community Resources, Mountain Community Resources, Nueva Vista Community Resources, Elderday Adult Day Health Care, Lift Line and Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County.  

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