Our Advisory Board

The HIA Board of Advisors develops policies and operational strategies to ensure the accomplishment of the Initiative’s objectives and goals. Each member serves for a term of two years and may be reappointed for consecutive terms by the President of the University of California.

The Board serves to address immigrant health needs by facilitating the work of key organizations that provide health care access. Their task includes providing advice and consultation for the HIA director and staff; working to eliminate the organizational and administrative barriers that prevent the optimal provision of migrant/immigrant health care; identifying prospective funding sources for HIA programs and activities; convening regularly scheduled meetings to communicate with key stakeholders in migrant/immigrant communities; and advising HIA staff on ways to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate programs.

2017 Advisory board

Advisory Board Members /Miembros del Consejo Consultivo 

Anthony Rendon
Speaker of the Assembly, California State Assembly, California State Legislature / Portavoz, Asamblea del estado de California

Jose Medina
Assembly Member, California State Assembly / Miembro de la asamblea, Asamblea del estado de California

Frinne Azuara Yarzabal
Head, Program IMSS Opportunities
Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) /
Responsable, Programa IMSS Oportunidades, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

Stefano Bertozzi
Dean, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley / Decano, Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de California Berkeley

Carmela Castellano-Garcia
CEO, California Primary Care Association / Directora Ejecutiva, California Primary Care Association

Patricia Chemor
General Secretary, National Population Council of Mexico (CONAPO) / Secretaria General, Consejo Nacional de Población de México

Hilda Davila
Directorate General of Foreign Affairs, Secretariat of Health of Mexico/ Direccion General de Relaciones Exteriores, Secretaría de Salud de México

Castulo de la Rocha
CEO and President, AltaMed Health Services Corporation / Presidente y Director Ejecutivo, Corporación de Servicios de Salud Altamed

Omar de la Torre de la Mora
Secretary General, Inter- American Conference of Social Security /Secretario General, Conferencia Interamericana de Seguridad Social (CISS)

Enrique Graue
President, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) / Rector, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Ricardo Lara
Senator, California State Legislature / Miembro del Senado del Estado de California

Miguel Angel Perez
President, Council of Mexican Federations in North America (COFEM)

Maria Andrea Matamoros Castillo
Sub-secretariat of state, External Relations and International Cooperation of Honduras / Subsecretaria de Estado, Relaciones Exteriores y Cooperación Internacional de Honduras

Pablo García Sáenz
Embassador Vice-Minister, Foreign Affairs of Guatemala /
Embajador Vice-Ministro, Relaciones Exteriores de Guatemala

Sara Gamba Fuentes
Coordinator, “Colombia Nos Une” Program, Office of Migrant
and Consular Affairs and Citizen Services, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Colombia / Coordinadora GIT Colombia nos Une,
Dirección de Asuntos Migratorios, Consulares y de Servicio al
Ciudadano, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Colombia

Kevin Milne
Acting Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services Region IX/ Director Regional,U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services Region IX

Julia Tagüeña
Associate Director, Scientific and Academic Development, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT)/ Directora Asociada, Desarrollo Científico y Académico, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de Mexico

Carlos Manuel Sada Solana
Under Secretary of North America, Secretariat of External
Relations / Subsecretario para América del Norte, Secretaría de
Relaciones Exteriores de México

Gemi José González López
Consul General, Mexican Consulate of San Francisco
Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico / Cónsul General
Consulado General de Mexico en San Francisco, Secretaría de
Relaciones Exteriores de México


Honorary Members

Rosario Alberro Encinas
Executive Director/ Director Ejecutivo, Brockmann Foundation

George Ortiz
La Cooperativa Campesina

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