National Promotores Initiative

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Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S.
Mayra Alvarez MPA
mayra.alvarez@hhs.gov

Mayra E Alvarez

Mayra E Alvarez

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health & Director of the Office of Minority Health

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National Promotores Initiative (NPI)

Gloria González, PhD, MA
Public Health Advisor
Division of Policy and Data
Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Email: Gloria.Gonzalez@hhs.gov
Phone: 240- 453-6184

 

Promotores Federal Work Group

Jose Luis Velasco, MSW
Policy Advisor
Office of Minority Health (OMH)
Office of the Assistant Secretary (OASH)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dan Reyna
General Manager, U.S. Section
U.S.-México Border Health Commission (BHC)
Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA)

Teresa Niño
Director
Office of Public Engagement
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Betsy Rodriguez, MSN, CDE
Deputy Director
National Diabetes Education Program
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Gladys Cate
Public Health Analyst
Office of Special Population Health
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Teresa Chapa, Ph.D., MPA
Senior Policy Advisor, Mental Health
Office of Minority Health (OMH)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

Jaime R. Torres, DPM, MS
Regional Director, Region II (NY, NJ, PR,VI)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ileana Maria Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH, CNC
Scientific Review Officer
Division of Scientific Review (DSR)
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations (OEREP)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Mayra E. Alvarez, M.H.A.
Associate Director, OMH

Frank Fuentes
Senior Advisor
Administration on Children and Families
Department of Health and Human Services

Carma Ayala, RN, MPH, Ph.D.
Commander – USPHS Commissioned Corps
Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Ikeita Cantú Hinojosa, JD, MSW, LBSW
Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services
Office of Consumer Support
Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Ivette A. Torres, MEd. MSc.
Associate Director for Consumer Affairs
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/US

J. Nell Brownstein Ph.D., M.A.
Health Education Specialist
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Sonsy Fermin, LCSW
Branch Chief, Health Services Branch
Office of Special Population Health
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Jamila R. Rashid, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Director for Research and Policy
Office of Minority Health (OMH)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

Israel Garcia
Public Health Analyst
Office of Special Population Health
Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA)

Henry Lopez, Jr., CAPT, USPHS
Director, Office of Special Population Health
Bureau of Primary Health Care
Health Resources and Service Administration
Health and Human Services

Josette Rufus
Public Health Analyst
Office of Special Population Health
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Bureau of Primary Health Care

Kim Goh
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

Maltide Alvarado, RN, MSN
Coordinator of Minority Health Education and Outreach
National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute (NHBLI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Frank Cantu
Field Director
Office of Rural Health Policy
Border Health Division
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

 

15 Members of the NPI Steering Committee 

Arizona

Emma Torres, Executive Director
Campesinos Sin Fronteras
Somerton, AZ

California

Lupe Gonzalez-Hernandez, Director of Health Programs
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Los Angeles, CA

Margarita Holguin, Director
Chula Vista Community Collaborative
Chula Vista, CA

Maria Lemus, Executive Director
Visíon y Compromiso
El Cerrito, CA

Colorado

Fernando Pineda-Reyes, CEO/Program Director
Community Research, Education, Awareness (CREA) Results
Denver, CO

Florida

Brendaly Rodriguez, Manager,
South Florida Center for Reducing Cancer Disparities
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Illinois

Laura Bahena, Network Coordinator
Chicago Community Health Workers Local Network
Chicago, IL

Maryland

Rosa I. Villoch-Santiago, Director, Health Disparities
American Cancer Society
Greenbelt, MD

New Mexico 

Sylvia Sapien, Promotora Program Director
La Clínica de Familia
Las Cruces, NM

Texas 

Venus Ginés, Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Día de la Mujer Latina, Inc.
Manvel, TX

Merida Escobar, President and CEO
South Texas Promotora Association, Inc.
Edinburg, TX

Genoveva Martinez, Program Coordinator
Migrant Health Promotion
Weslaco, TX

Rosamaria Murillo, Director of Special Initiatives
Texas Department of State Health Services
Austin, TX

Washington DC

Alicia Wilson, Executive Director
La Clínica de Pueblo
Washington, DC

 

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