Nalhe

LEADERSHIP

Nalhe

LEADERSHIP

Nalhe

LEADERSHIP

Nalhe

LEADERSHIP

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 and health related organizations. They counsel our organization on areas of legislation, regulation, and policy affecting the health and healthcare of U.S. Latino communities.

Learn more about NALHE’s National Leaders!

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Marcos-Pesquera

Marcos Pesquera

Marcos Pesquera is the System Vice-President for Community Health and Chief Diversity Officer at CHRISTUS Health. CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system with over 50,000 associates with the mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. 

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Xavier-Villarreal

Xavier Villarreal

President-Elect, NALHE Chief Executive Officer Hillcrest Medical Center Xavier Villarreal joined Ardent Health Services as the Chief Executive Officer of Hillcrest Medical Center in April 2019.

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Dr-Isabell-Pacheco

Dr. Isabell Pacheco

Secretary, NALHE, Chief Administrative Officer, Michigan Health Information Network Dr. Pacheco is an authentic leader with over 20 years of experience in operational and strategic healthcare management.

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Tom-Shorter

Tom Shorter

Treasurer, NALHE Healthcare Attorney Husch Blackwell LLP Tom Shorter is a partner in the Madison office and part of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education Strategic Business Unit of Husch Blackwell LLP.

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Monica-Vargas-Mahar

Monica Vargas-Mahar

Immediate Past-President, 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.

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Danielle-Robey

Jose Robles

Jose Robles is the Senior Regional Vice President of Health Management Associates (HMA) for the organization’s Central Region. He is responsible for leading and overseeing the delivery of services to HMA clients and the development of all colleagues in his region.

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Laura-Castellanos

Michelle Linares

Michelle Linares is the Director of National Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at Kaiser Permanente with nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She leads and manages national level strategic projects and consultations to improve workplace fairness, empowerment, and belonging to deliver value-based care.

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Richelle-Dixon

Dennis Gonzales

Dennis Gonzales, Ph.D., born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is senior director of mission innovation and integration at The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). Based in CHA’s St. Louis office, Dr. Gonzales oversees the design and production of numerous CHA programs, meetings, and member convenings in addition to the development of formation andmission resources for use across the Catholic health ministry.

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Lorie-Thibodeaux

Lorie Thibodeaux

Board Member, NALHE Senior, Performance Improvement Manager (System Level) Parkland Hospital Lorie Thibodeaux, MHA, CDT, CPHQ, HACP, ITILv3, based in Dallas Fort Worth, is a systemwide Senior Manager

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Dr-Melissa-Gonzales

Monica Gaertner

Monica Gaertner is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 17 years of experience in the industry. She graduated from the University at Albany in 1999 with her BA and is currently serving as an Associate Vice President of Account Management at Qualivis.

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Tiffany-Capeles

Tiffany Capeles

Board Member, NALHE VP, Chief Equity Officer Intermountain Health Tiffany Capeles currently serves as the VP, Chief Equity Officer at Intermountain Healthcare, a fully integrated health system

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Daniel-Gandarilla

Daniel Gandarilla

Board Member, NALHE Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer – Executive Services Advocate Health Daniel Gandarilla, EdD, M.B.A., SPHR, serves as the senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Advocate Health,

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Edmundo-Castañeda

Edmundo Castañeda

Board Member, NALHE Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Parkland Health Edmundo Castañeda is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Parkland Health in Dallas, TX, having joined the organization in January of 2022.

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Dr-Veronica-Sandoval

Dr. Veronica Sandoval

Board Member, NALHE Principal in the Patient Inclusion and Health Equity team in the Chief Diversity Office Genentech Veronica Sandoval is a Principal in the Patient Inclusion and Health Equity team in the Chief Diversity Office at Genentech.

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Daniel-Gandarilla

Roberto Sanabria

Roberto Sanabria is the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at the American Hospital Association, where he leads internal DEI efforts across the organization.

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Edmundo-Castañeda

Victoria Gonzalez

Victoria Gonzalez serves as the Market Chief Financial Officer for The Hospitals of Providence hospital system as well as the Chief Financial Officer at the Memorial Campus and Providence Children’s Hospital.

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Dr-Veronica-Sandoval

Steven Foster

Steven Foster is currently the South Houston Market President for St. Luke’s Health. In this role, Steven manages three hospitals with the Texas Region within CommonSpirit Health which is the largest not-for-profit faith based hospital system in the US with over 140 hospitals nationwide.

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OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Rolando-Gomez

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).

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James-Rodriguez

James Rodriguez

Sr. Director of Finance, NALHE President & CEO TexHealth Central Texas, Inc. James Rodriguez is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Past President and Chair (2016),

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Rolando-Gomez

Melissa H. Molina-Trinidad

Director of Chapter Operations, NALHE Senior Residency Program Coordinator, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Melissa H. Molina-Trinidad, MBA, C-TAGME, is a highly accomplished professional with extensive experience in Graduate Medical Education (GME) and a strong commitment to healthcare, medical education, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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James-Rodriguez

Ernesto Rodriguez

Administrative Director, Operations, NALHE Program Administrator, International Innovations Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Ernesto also serves as the Treasurer for the NALHE Southern California Chapter

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James-Rodriguez

Alejandro Patino

Administrative Director, Strategy, Planning & Execution, NALHE Enterprise Performance Planning Team Member, Texas Health Resources Alejandro Patino is the Enterprise Performance Planning Team Member at Texas Health Resources.

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