Meet our New Executive Director, Dr. Jeffrey Reynoso

The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California is excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Dr. Jeffrey Reynoso.

Dr. Mary Maddux-Gonzalez, LCHC Board Chair announced, “The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California is proud to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Reynoso as our Executive Director. Jeff brings great vision, commitment, and expertise to the leadership of LCHC. He is a dynamic public health leader who will advance the critical mission of LCHC as the leading voice for Latino health in California.”

Dr. Reynoso received his Doctorate in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed an MPH at UC Berkeley and BA at UCLA. Most recently, he was a doctoral fellow in Total Health Promotion at Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Region, where he focused on designing innovative programs to address food insecurity. While at Harvard, Dr. Reynoso served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy.

“I am humbled to be leading the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California. Today, the Latina/o community—and other disenfranchised groups—face great public health threats from universal access to healthcare and well-paying jobs to immigration and the negative effects of climate change. In partnership with local communities and State partners, LCHC will continue to produce the research, community health education, and public policy and advocacy to build communities that are healthy and thriving across the great State of California,” commented Dr. Reynoso.

Dr. Reynoso previously worked as a public health fellow with Congressman Raul Ruiz, 36th Congressional District, focusing on healthcare and public health policy issues in the Eastern Coachella Valley and was a Management Fellow at the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency working on issues related to the Affordable Care Act implementation. At Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit, he worked as a Safety Net Partnerships Graduate Intern focusing on disparities improvement and quality initiatives. Dr. Reynoso is a son of immigrants from Mexico and grew up in California’s Central Valley and North San Diego County.

 

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