June 20, 2014
Leadership in health just took a step forward, as 20 community leaders graduated from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s REALIZE Leadership Progam. These individuals participated in a 15-month experience that prepares them to address regional health needs, through the use of cutting edge leadership ideas.
“REALIZE has given me the opportunity to learn from renown leaders, outstanding mentors, and amazing colleagues. I look forward to applying what I have learned to forming successful partnerships to resolving the complex health issues facing our community.” – Candyce Berger, REALIZE Cohort.
2013-14 REALIZE Leadership Cohort:
• John E. Adams - El Paso Independent School District • Blake Barrow - Rescue Mission of El Paso, Inc. • Dr. Candyce S. Berger - The University of Texas at El Paso • Yolanda Castillo - United Service Organization El Paso • Monica Chavira - Doña Ana County Health and Human Services • Elke Cumming - YWCA El Paso del Norte Region • Katherine Doll - Sierra Medical Center • Carlos Gallinar - City of El Paso • Sandra N. Garcia - Center Against Family Violence • Annette Gutierrez - Rio Grande Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging • Rene Hurtado - Emergence Health Network • Dr. George A. King - The University of Texas at El Paso • Yvette Lugo - Rio Grande Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging • Scott Lynch - Candlelighters of the El Paso Area, Inc. • Susan Oliva - Advocacy Center for Children of El Paso • Dr. Collin R. Payne - New Mexico Sate University • Veronica Soto - City of El Paso • Michael Vasquez - Ysleta Independent School District • Alfonso V. Velarde - Child Crisis Center • Stephen Voglewede - Competitiveness Group, BioMedical Institute of the Americas
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