LCHC is fortunate to have a committed group of Board Members who help to determine the organization’s priorities, as well as a group of supportive emeritus board members.  Together these boards possess a wealth of information regarding Latino health, organizational development, legislative advocacy and effective collaboration.

Xóchitl Castañeda

Xóchitl Castañeda

Treasurer & Development Chair

Director of Health Initiative of the Americas (HIA), University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health

Carmela Castellano-Garcia, Esq.

Carmela R. Castellano-Garcia, Esq.

Health Care Access Policy Chair

President & Chief Executive Officer,  California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Irma Cota

Irma Cota, MPH

President & Chief Executive Officer, North County Health Services 

Robert Garcia, Esq.

Robert Garcia, Esq.

Executive Director & Counsel, The City Project

Genoveva Islas, MPH

Genoveva Islas, MPH

Board Chair

Program Director, Cultiva la Salud

Howard Kahn

Howard A. Kahn, MPA

Chief Executive Officer, L.A. Care Health Plan

Mary Maddux

Mary Maddux-Gonzalez, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Redwood Community Health Center

Carmen Rita Nevárez

Carmen Rita Nevárez, MD, MPH

Secretary & Prevention Policy Chair

Vice President of External Relations & Preventive Medicine Advisor, Public Health Institute

Michael A. Rodríguez, MD, MPH

Michael A. Rodríguez, MD, MPH

Professor & Vice Chair of Research, George F. Kneller Endowed Chair in Family Medicine, UCLA Department of Family Medicine

Brenda Solórzano, Esq.

Brenda Solórzano, Esq.

Chief Program Director & Director Health Care and Coverage, Blue Shield of California Foundation

Adela de la Torre, PhD

Adela de la Torre, PhD

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, University of California, Davis

Emeritus Board