Ana Maria Castro is an associate from the Office of Government and Public Policy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a 501(c)3 nonprofit 495 bed Premier Pediatric Teaching and Research Hospital in Southern California (106 critical care bed, 58 NICU). In this role, Ana coordinates Board of Directors meetings. She assists with strategic planning/research demographics. She manages the Government Relations website portal. In addition, Ana works with state and federal elected officials, business leaders and other key community stakeholders to promote children’s health. She coordinates visits and tours and arranges meetings for the CEO. She attends town halls and city council meetings as part of the ongoing advocacy her department leads. Her involvement in community events, as a former CHLA Salud Health Promoter has allowed her to bridge the gap between community members and physicians connecting through cultural and linguistic means.
Prior to joining CHLA, Ana worked as an Environmental Services Supervisor for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, California. There she led the cleaning operations for the entire hospital.
Ana has also worked for Univision, the number one Spanish-Language television station in the U.S., in the Los Angeles, Sacramento and Phoenix markets as a general assignment news reporter and producer. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from California State University Northridge and is a candidate for an MHA at the University of Phoenix. Ana serves on the Board of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.