Kiyoshi Tomono is passionate about the well-being of Bakersfield and creating partnerships that lift up the community. Previously, Kiyoshi was the face of local TV news as an anchor and reporter at KGET-Ch. 17 (NBC) and as a reporter at KERO-CH. 23 (ABC) in Bakersfield, where he first built connections by telling the many stories in Kern County. Now, Kiyoshi’s work focuses on building different types of connections, aligning community resources and deploying the Blue Zones Project’s systematic approach to leverage the people, places and built environment to lift well-being outcomes.
Kiyoshi graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in molecular biology and from Northwestern University with a Master’s degree in journalism.
He is an avid runner and hopes to add more marathon medals to his accomplishments. He and his wife, Cecilia – the multi-site administrative director of Business Development for Adventist Health Kern County – are the proud parents of two sons, Joshua and Christian.
My Power 9
I believe in the power of surrounding myself with a positive pack. There’s nothing better than collaborating and spending time with colleagues, friends, and family members who support each other and are committed to each other’s well-being.