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 ALCANTAR, MPA

Deputy Director
ralcantar@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

 

 

Abigail ramirez

State Policy Sr. Manager
aramirez@lchc.org

 

Rosa flores

Sr. Program Manager
rflores@lchc.org

 

Tomas guarnizo

Program Coordinator
tguarnizo@lchc.org