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 Executive Officer, Carondelet Health Network, Tucson, AZ – NALHE’s Board of Directors reflects the diversity of its membership with 14 current board members who represent a variety of career levels and professional expertise. The Executive Committee includes the following board officers: Board Chair, Monica C. Vargas-Mahar, FACHE; 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; and 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.

Board of Directors

Monica Vargas-Mahar

President & Chair, NALHE, Market Chief Executive Officer, Carondelet Health Network Monica C. Vargas-Mahar, FACHE, MHA, is the Market Chief Executive Officer for the Carondelet Health Network in the Southern Region of Arizona. She is the former Market Chief Operating Officer, The Hospitals of Providence and former Chief Executive Officer, East Campus in El Paso, Read More

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Management Team

Rolando Gomez

Executive Director, NALHE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Latino Leadership Management, LLC Rolando J. Gomez is CEO of Latino Leadership Management, LLC (LLM), with oversight and executive direction of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE). Rolando is also Director of Community Relations & Strategic Initiatives at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a 501(c)(3) 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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