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.