Leadership and Management

NALHE is led and guided by a distinguished group of talented Latino and Latina executives who represent a wide spectrum of public and private sector healthcare organizations. They counsel our organization on areas of legislation, regulation, and policy affecting the health and healthcare of U.S. Latino communities.

Under the leadership of current Board Chair, Monica C. Vargas-Mahar, FACHE, Market Chief Operating Officer, The Hospitals of Providence, Chief Executive Officer, The Hospitals of Providence East Campus, El Paso, TX – NALHE’s Board of Directors reflects the diversity of its membership with 15 current board members who represent a variety of career levels and professional expertise. The Executive Committee consists of the following board officers: Vice Chair, Marcos Pesquera, MPH, System Vice-President, Community Benefit, Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at CHRISTUS Health; Secretary & Treasurer, Xavier Villarreal, MSHCM, CEO, Hillcrest Medical Center; Past President & Chair, Sally A. Hurt-Deitch, RN, MSN, MHA, FACHE, Group CEO Mid-South, Memphis Market CEO, and St. Francis Hospital CEO, Tenet Healthcare; Past Chair / Executive Director, Rolando J. Gomez, MBA, CEO, Latino Leadership Management, LLC, Administrator, Government & Community Affairs, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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Rolando Gomez

President & Chair, NALHE Administrator, Government & Industry Relations Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Rolando J. Gomez is Administrator of Government and Public Policy, and Government, Business and Community Relations of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 570 bed Premier Pediatric Teaching and Research Hospital in Southern California (106 critical care bed, 58 Read More

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Whether you are already a healthcare professional or student well on your way to becoming one, it has never been more important to identify and overcome disparities in health care within your communities. Connect with healthcare executives and leaders within the Latino community to gain the wisdom, insight and experience to take on these challenges.


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