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.