Staff

Jeffrey Reynoso, DrPH, MPH

Executive Director
jreynoso@lchc.org

Bio

Dr. Jeffrey Reynoso is the Executive Director of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC), the State’s leading policy organization advocating for the health of the Latino community. For over a decade, Jeff has worked in health equity and social justice issues spanning academia, government, and non-profit sectors at multiple levels including local/regional, state, and national. Most recently, he worked at Kaiser Permanente as a Doctoral Fellow designing innovative programs to address food insecurity among Southern California members.

Jeff is the first Latino to receive a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as part of the inaugural Centennial Fellows and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. He completed his MPH at UC Berkeley School of Public Health and BA at UCLA.

Jeff is Board Member of the CA Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) and Advisory Board Member to the CA Future Health Workforce Commission, Health Equity Network of the Americas (HENA), Hispanic Latino Coordinating Center (HLCC), CA Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and RIGHTS Study at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and CA Program on Access to Care (CPAC) at UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

Previously, Jeff was a Public Health Fellow in the office of Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz advising senior staff on healthcare and public health policy issues for the Eastern Coachella Valley. Prior to doctoral studies, he was a Management Fellow at the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) supporting the Executive Team on Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. During master's studies, Jeff was a Safety Net Partnerships Graduate Intern at Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit, assisting the Medical Director on grant-making strategic initiatives for disparities improvement and quality initiatives. He started his career as a research assistant at the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research and AmeriCorps member in the Health Education Department at AltaMed Health Services.

Jeff is a son of immigrants from Mexico and grew up in California’s Central Valley and North San Diego County. He currently resides in Sacramento, CA.

 

Interim Executive Director, Rebecca De La Rosa

Rebecca DelaRosa, MPA

Deputy Director
rdelarosa@lchc.org

Rebecca DeLaRosa is an experienced health advocate in policy making and coalition building — having worked for the California Legislature and numerous non-profit organizations for the past ten years. As the Director of Legislative Affairs, she focuses on the development of policy priorities for LCHC. During her time in the Legislature, she worked on health and social justice issues ranging from clean drinking water access, driver licenses for all immigrants, and farmworker housing. While earning her Masters in Public Administration at Columbia University, she researched the effects of immigration enforcement by local government on crime reporting as part of her work with Human Rights Watch. She also conducted research on workplace diversity while working at Catalyst, a non-profit organization that promotes workplace inclusiveness for women. Prior to receiving her Masters, she received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from UC Davis.

Monica Mares

Executive Assistant
mmares@lchc.org

Monica Mares is the Executive Assistant for the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California. She manages the internal affairs of the organization and provides administrative support to the staff at LCHC. Monica received her Bachelor of Arts in Geography/Environmental Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to working at LCHC Monica worked as an intern at the City of Sacramento-District 5 and assisted with community development projects in Oak Park. Monica grew up in South Sacramento and is an aspiring public health and health policy professional. She is passionate about community development and building relationships between non-profit organizations and the community in order to educate, serve, and support those that are underserved and underrepresented.

Adriana Mora

Health Policy Outreach Coordinator
amora@lchc.org

Adriana Mora is the Health Policy Outreach Coordinator for the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California. She manages the outreach and health education efforts of the organization. Adriana works closely with Promotores on various projects such as Oral Health, Diabetes Awareness, and Nutrition. Prior to joining LCHC Adriana worked for one of the Federally Qualified Health Centers serving the Sacramento area. She provided in-home health education to underserved families. Adriana received her Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California, Davis.

KIMBERLY GUDINO

Health Equity Associate
kgudino@lchc.org

Kimberly K. Gudino grew up in South Sacramento where she experienced social inequities in education and healthcare first hand. Her exposure to these social inequalities prompted her to find her voice and become civically engaged. She joined Brown Issues with the motivation to help address some of the social ills that plague far too many Latinx communities and transitioned her personal experience into advocacy. Ms. Gudino developed and presented youth-centered workshops related to the importance of universal high quality affordable healthcare coverage, the negative health impacts sugar sweetened beverages, and the high cost of mass-incarceration in promoting safe and healthy communities. Today, she serves as the Brown Issues Rosa Parks Middle School Advisor where she is tasked with helping to provide youth with social-emotional support programing and acts as an LCHC ambassador that introduces health advocacy campaigns to youth and their families. Kimberly aspires to learn more about how community voice can better inform policy design and implementation. Ms. Gudino is in pursuit of her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento.