Health Foundation announces REALIZE Leadership Cohort for 2017-18

August 31, 2017

Dramatic change is taking shape in the fields of population health and health care. This fast and progressive evolution in our community requires capable leadership. In response, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation created REALIZE, an innovative leadership development experience that helps ensure a network of leaders, who are committed to improving health for the benefit of future generations.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the REALIZE Cohort for 2017-18. These individuals will begin an intense nine-month experience, which is custom designed to transform good leaders into “transformational leaders” for the benefit of the region’s health.

(2017-18 REALIZE Cohort Top L/R: Jennifer Suitonu, Anabel Orquiz, Sandra Gonzalez, Krysten Aguilar, Terra V. Winter, Dawn Hommer, Gilda Gil-Lopez, Nicole Kent, Claudia S. Lozano, Susan F. Austin, Stephen Ingle and Megan E. Knox. Bottom L/R: Michaele Dawn Linden-Johnson, Kathrin Berg, Karen Yarza, Amanda Loya, Patricia Ayala, Emily Hartmann and Mariana Prado. Not shown: Andrea Tawney and Anthony Tomaskeski)

New cohort includes:

Krysten Aguilar - La Semilla Food Center

Susan F. Austin - Ysleta Independent School District

Patricia Ayala - Ysleta Independent School District

Kathrin Berg - El Paso Community Foundation

Gilda Gil-Lopez - Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center

Sandra Gonzalez - El Paso Diabetes Association

Emily Hartmann - PHIX

Dawn Hommer - Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico

Stephen Ingle - Creative Kids, Inc.

Nicole Kent - El Paso Child Guidance Center

Megan E. Knox - The FEMAP Foundation

Michaele Dawn Linden-Johnson - Medical Center of the Americas Foundation

Amanda Loya - UTEP School of Pharmacy

Claudia S. Lozano - City of El Paso – Department of Public Health

Anabel Orquiz - El Paso Diabetes Association

Mariana Prado - Vibra Hospital of El Paso

Jennifer Suitonu - The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus

Andrea Tawney - New Mexico State University Foundation, Inc.

Anthony Tomasheski - Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso

Karen Yarza - Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar, A.C.

Terra V. Winter - The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico

For more information regarding the REALIZE Leadership Experience contact Michael Kelly, Vice President of Programs, Paso del Norte Health Foundation at 915-218-2619 or

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