Annual Summit


Annual Summit


Annual Summit


Annual Summit


Annual Summit


Unleash Your Potential at NALHE’s 7th Annual Leadership Summit


September 11 – 13, 2024 in Irving, TX


Prepare for an Experience of a Lifetime!

Get ready to immerse yourself in three full days of activities, networking, learning, and sharing perspectives with over 400 diverse and multicultural healthcare leaders and experts. Held in the vibrant city of Irving, Texas, close to Dallas, this summit promises to be a signature event of NALHE that you won’t want to miss!

Ignite Change, Spark Innovation

Join us for a transformative journey where you’ll explore the future of healthcare through inspiring sessions, visionary leaders, and groundbreaking solutions. This summit serves as your dynamic platform for knowledge-sharing, forging meaningful connections, and driving real impact.

Empower Your Growth and Connectivity

Embark on an exhilarating experience of discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our lineup of diverse keynote speakers, thought leaders, and industry experts will delve into pressing healthcare leadership issues, unveiling revolutionary strategies that will reshape the landscape of healthcare.

Unity in Diversity, Strength in Inclusion

The NALHE Summit brings together Latina, Latino, and Multicultural healthcare leaders, executives, professionals, students, partners, and associates from across the nation. Immerse yourself in cutting-edge insights, network with industry experts, and embrace the vibrant spirit of Irving and Dallas, Texas.

Shaping Tomorrow, Together

Our commitment to rich diversity, genuine inclusion, and the power of shared experiences is shaping healthcare today to create an equitable tomorrow for all. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to be a part of the transformation.

Mark Your Calendar and Secure Your Spot!

Save the date and be among the first to register. This is your chance to be inspired, innovate, and make a lasting impact. Join us at the NALHE Summit and unlock your full potential!


Join us Friday morning, September 13, 2024, to meet and hear from José Moreno Hernández. As a
Mexican-American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, farmer, vintner, and author,
José’s inspiring journey is not to be missed. Featured in the 2023 NETFLIX biopic “A Million Miles
Away,” his story of perseverance and achievement will leave you inspired. Learn from his secrets to
success and don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet him in person.




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Read all about our 2024 Summit Spotlighted Speakers.


José Hernandez

Former NASA Astronaut, Entrepreneur, Farmer, Vintner, Author


Laura Isela Long

Vice President of Operations, Performance, and Compliance, National Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (NEID) for Kaiser Permanente


Pete Delgado

Immediate Past President/CEO of Salinas Valley Health


Candace Sanchez

Author, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Podcast Host


Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D., M.H.S.A.

Director of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


Lillian Montoya

President and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Vincent


What are the Dates of the Leadership Summit?

The Leadership Summit is scheduled for September 11 – 13, 2024 in Irving, TX (DFW)

What is the Location of the Leadership Summit?

NALHE’s Annual Leadership Summit will convene in the vibrant city of
Irving, Texas. For your convenience, you can begin booking your hotel stay at a
discounted rate. Book now before the discounted rate and limited rooms are gone!

The nearest airport to Irving is las (DAL) Airport which is 6.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) (7.9 miles).

What To Expect at the Leadership Summit?

Prepare for a groundbreaking experience! NALHE’s Annual Leadership Summit unites a powerful network of healthcare executives and experts, igniting the conversation around the Latina, Latino, and Multicultural healthcare leadership landscape. We don’t just talk – we drive insights and create impact.

Join us to supercharge your professional and programmatic journey in Health Equity and Advocacy. We’re not content with the status quo; we’re here to elevate your knowledge, skills, and resources.

Stay tuned for our 2024 program release – it’s about to reshape the future of healthcare leadership in ways you’ve never imagined! Get ready to seize your opportunity for advancement and change.

Why Should You Attend the Leadership Summit?
  1. Connect with Influential Latina, Latino, and Multicultural Executives: Gain access to a network of leaders who are often hard to reach, forging connections that can change the course of your career.
  2. Forge Alliances with Decision-Makers: Meet the power players eager to mentor and champion initiatives that drive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, propelling your ideas to the forefront of healthcare transformation.
  3. Amplify Your Visibility: Elevate your personal brand and showcase your company on a stage where innovation and leadership intersect.
  4. Unite with Healthcare Leaders: Collaborate with peers from diverse backgrounds, including health systems, hospitals, health plans, provider networks, and more, fostering a comprehensive perspective on healthcare.
  5. Earn ACHE Credits: Add value to your professional journey by accumulating ACHE credits while participating in this transformative summit. Don’t miss this chance to propel your career to new heights!
How do I Register to Attend the Leadership Summit?

Now Open: Register for the Summit! Take advantage of our Early Bird discount—25% off when you register before May 31, 2024. Click the Registration Button below to start the process and secure your spot at a discounted rate. Also, explore our new rates for groups of 10 or more, not linked to a NALHE Corporate Sponsorship.

How do I Book a Room at the Hotel Venue for the 2024 Summit?

For your convenience, you can begin booking your hotel stay at a discounted
rate. Book now before the discounted rate and limited rooms are gone!

The nearest airport to Irving is las (DAL) Airport which is 6.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) (7.9 miles).

What is the Cost to Attend the Leadership Summit ?

Member and Non-Member rates including the

Early Bird Rate 25% off timeframe (March 1, 2024 – May 31, 2024):

  • Early Professional Member – $149
  • Early Student Member – $79
  • Early Non-Member – $199

Regular Rate:

  • Professional Member – $199
  • Student Member – $99
  • Non-Member – $249

Group Rate:

For groups of 10 or more not linked to a NALHE Corporate Sponsor, please get in touch with us to inquire about special discounted rates at

How Does My Organization Become a NALHE Sponsor and What are the Benefits?

Because your investment directly fuels the development of diverse leaders. Join industry giants like Genentech, Tenet Health, Aya Healthcare, and other national leaders in our Corporate Funding Network.

Here’s what sponsorship can do for you:

  • Promote Your Value Proposition: Your support is more than financial; it’s a statement that you’re committed to fostering diverse leadership. Showcase your company’s dedication to positive change.
  • Boost Visibility: Position your company in front of a vibrant pool of diverse leaders and potential candidates. Be seen by those who can make a difference in your organization.
  • Connect with Decision-Makers: Meet influential figures actively seeking partnerships. Collaborate with key players in the field, amplifying your impact and network.
  • Elevate Brand Recognition: Associate your brand with an organization making waves in healthcare leadership. Benefit from high visibility and a reputation for championing diversity.

Learn more about NALHE’s strategic approach to growth and impact by accessing our WE ARE NALHE! Sponsorship Proposal. Join the NALHE Corporate Funding Network today, and let’s create a meaningful impact together! Your sponsorship goes beyond dollars – it’s an investment in the future of healthcare leadership.


While participating in events held or sponsored by the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives and/or the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives, (“NALHE”), consistent with CDC guidelines, participants are encouraged to practice hand hygiene, “social distancing” and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants. Because COVID-19 and its variants can be extremely contagious and they spread mainly from person-to-person contact, NALHE has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at the Leadership Summit event. NALHE cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19 and/or its variants.