Who We Are

Founded in 1992, the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) is the only Latinx-led statewide policy and advocacy organization protecting and advancing Latinx health equity. We are a cross-sector coalition of community leaders, advocates, policy advisors, administrators and providers united by our common belief in protecting Latinx health and advancing health equity for all. Our work consists of community-centered programming, policy and advocacy development, and strategic communications.

Who We Are

Founded in 1992, the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) is the only Latinx-led statewide policy and advocacy organization protecting and advancing Latinx health equity. We are a cross-sector coalition of community leaders, advocates, policy advisors, administrators and providers united by our common belief in protecting Latinx health and advancing health equity for all. Our work consists of community-centered programming, policy and advocacy development, and strategic communications.

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Mission & Vision

Mission: To advance and protect Latino Health through policy and advocacy to build healthy communities in California

Vision: End Latino health inequities in California

Our Issue Areas

LCHC’s three strategic issues areas guide our work in order to achieve and amplify our mission and vision.

  • Access to Health Care for All: Increase access for individuals to affordable, high quality, and culturally and linguistically appropriate health care— including oral and mental health care—for all.
  • Building Healthy Communities: Build social, economic, and physical environments for communities that prevent chronic diseases and promote health and wellness.

  • Health is a Fundamental Human Right: Reduce structural and institutional barriers that produce health inequities across race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, age, and immigration status.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Jeffrey Reynoso

Executive Director

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Dr. Seciah Aquino

Deputy Director

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Jake Abarca

Grants Manager

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Rosa L. Flores

Programs Senior Manager

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Paola A. Ilescas

Programs Manager

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Robert Nuñez

Communications Manager

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Oscar Sandoval

Government Affairs Senior Manager

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Mar Velez

State Policy Senior Manager

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Health Justice Fellows

Jose Arebalo

Policy Fellow

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Zaira Escalante

Social Media & Digital Strategy Fellow

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Yvette Hernandez

Policy Fellow

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Juan Carlos Ruiz

Programs Fellow

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Joslyn Santana

Programs Fellow

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Board of Directors

Dr. Efrain Talamantes

Board Chair

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Irma Cota

Vice Chair

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Isabel Becerra

Treasurer

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Xóchitl Castañeda

Secretary

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Berenice Nuñez Constant

Executive Committee Ad-Hoc Member; Policy Committee Chair

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Dr. Carmen Rita Nevárez

Executive Committee Ad-Hoc Member

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Luis Campillo

Board Member

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Veronica Dela Rosa

Board Member

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Nayamin Martinez

Board Member

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Dr. Marlon Maus

Board Member

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Dr. Michael A. Rodriguez

Board Member

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Our Coalition

Our Impact

Our History