Dr. Morales, a longtime advocate for health equity and environmental justice, has worked to enable community-led initiatives to address health equity and also to promote multi-sector approaches to prevent violence. Taking an expansive view of what constitutes health, he has diligently worked to help enable opportunities for youth development, workforce development, college access, supporting prisoner reentry, alternatives to detention, early childhood development, affordable housing and mentoring programming. Dr. Morales, originally from Sanger, California, studied Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and City and Regional Planning at Cornell University.
Chad M. Silva, JD
Chad Silva has a background in organized labor and personal experience with the role of Latino’s in the healthcare industry. Mr. Silva Currently represents LCHC as vice chair of the Health Workforce Development Council as well as on the steering committee for the California Health Workforce Alliance. He received his Bachelor of Arts from UC Santa Cruz and earned his Juris Doctorate from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Diana Garza served as a Field Representative for Assembly Member Connie Conway prior to coming to LCHC. She has worked as a Deputy Probation Officer for the County of San Diego and has extensive experience in social work through her tenure with the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency. Ms. Garza, a Central valley native, holds Associate of Arts degrees in Social Work as well as Liberal Arts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fresno Pacific University.