Shelly Trumbo, MBA


  • Former Vice President of Well-Being at Adventist Health System
  • Former Director of Community Wellness at Adventist Health Clear Lake
  • Former Director of Communications at Lake County Office of Education
  • Advisory Board Member at American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Inspirational, mission-driven thought leader and communicator who is passionate about designing and leading transformation strategies.

Shelly Trumbo is a senior health care executive with over a decade of strategic and operational experience focused on maximizing the impact and value of community and population health investments, leading implementation and evaluation efforts to measurably and sustainability improve individual, organizational and community well-being.

Her areas of expertise include: 1) collective impact, collaboration and community-wide systems of care ecosystem development, 2) population health and value based care (at-risk) programs that reduce the total cost of care and improve patient outcomes, 3) leadership, team development and organizational change  management, 4) health equity and social determinants of health, 5) well-being strategy design and  implementation, and 6) community benefit, community health needs assessments and community health  improvement strategies.

As Vice President of Well-Being for Adventist Health System, Shelly led numerous well-being transformation strategies such as partnering with communities to launch the largest Blue Zones Community Project initiative in the world. She directs research and evaluation efforts to identify best practice measurement and infrastructure design for the strategic investment of health care community benefit dollars, including innovations in improving the efficacy and equity of the system’s Community Health Needs Assessments and Community Health Improvement Strategies. Under her leadership, the organization deeply invested in employee well-being, bringing Blue Zones Associate and Campus Certification to every worksite throughout the system, responding intentionally to the post-Covid well-being needs of health care workers. She also led the system’s strategic response to the CalAIM Medicaid innovation opportunity, building a new strategic health care service line from the ground up, including the infrastructure for community-based enhanced care management and addressing the social determinants of health by strengthening community ecosystems that support well-being improvement for underserved and high-risk populations. 

Shelly began her career focused on quality improvement for early childhood programs, as well as hands-on leadership of collective impact efforts resulting in measurable improvement in well-being and health outcomes.  A life-long learner, Shelly began with human development and social change, advanced to MBA in health care administration, and is now completing executive education training in product design, executive coaching certification, and doctoral level organizational change management and leadership. She has authored articles in publications such as STAT, American College of Health Care Executives and the Journal of Interprofessional  Education and Practice, and regularly provides insights and technical assistance to industry associations and organizations. She consults with non-profit organizations to strengthen community eco-systems and is a frequent keynote speaker bringing clarity and igniting energy around topics such as well-being, leadership, health equity and community transformation.