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Robert Kinnaird's picture
Robert

Robert Kinnaird (he/his) is from Boxford, Massachusetts and has recently graduated from Hofstra University with majors in journalism and global studies. During his time at Hofstra, Kinnaird began studying data journalism, GIS, and digital mapping as well as working with Hofstra’s newspaper as both Multimedia Editor and Business Manager. For his work in digital mapping, he was invited to join Gamma Theta Upsilon, an international honors society for geography. Kinnaird spends his time not working writing Dungeons and Dragons campaigns and cooking for his friends. He hopes to attend law school in the future.

Robert Kinnaird
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Robert Kinnaird (él / él) es de Boxford, Massachusetts y recientemente completó su último año en la Universidad de Hofstra con especialización en periodismo y estudios globales. Durante su tiempo en Hofstra, Robert comenzó a estudiar periodismo de datos, GIS y cartografía digital, además de trabajar con el periódico de Hofstra como editor multimedia y gerente comercial. Por su trabajo en mapeo digital, fue invitado a unirse a Gamma Theta Upsilon, una sociedad internacional de honores para la geografía. Robert pasa su tiempo libre escribiendo campañas de Dungeons and Dragons y cocinando o sirviendo de bar para sus amigos. Espera asistir a la facultad de derecho en el futuro.

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Nicole

Nicole Marie Torres (she/her/ella) is the Project Associate at Migrant Clinicians Network’s Puerto Rico office, where she provides project logistical assistance with investigations, meetings, and documents in the Environmental and Occupational Health division. Torres has worked in the health industry for three years, but also has extensive administrative experience. She holds an Associate’s Degree as a Pharmacy Technician. During her studies, she specialized in oncology, in particular in assisting patients with authorizations of chemotherapy treatments, radiotherapies, and procedures, as well as assistance in finding financial support. Although pharmacy is her area of expertise, she formerly studied Business Administration in the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

Nicole Marie Torres (she/her/ella) es Asociada de Proyectos de Migrant Clinicians Network’s en la oficina de Puerto Rico, donde brinda asistencia logística de proyectos con investigaciones, reuniones y documentos en la división de Salud Ambiental y Ocupacional. Torres ha trabajado en la industria de la salud durante tres años, pero también tiene una amplia experiencia administrativa. Tiene un título de asociado como técnico de farmacia. Durante sus estudios, se especializó en oncología, en particular en asistencia a pacientes con; autorizaciones de tratamientos de quimioterapias, radioterapias y procedimientos, así como asistencia en la búsqueda de apoyo económico. Aunque la farmacia es su área de especialización, anteriormente estudió Administración de Empresas en la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

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Alma
MHC

Alma Galván, MHC is Senior Program Manager with MCN. Bicultural and bilingual, Galván has dedicated decades of work toward the health needs of border residents in Ciudad Juárez/El Paso, focusing on a wide range of public and environmental health issues including drug prevention, cultural competency, and water and sanitation concerns. She has collaborated with MCN regularly since 1999, including on our community health worker training guides and our popular pesticide comic book "Poco Veneno...¿No Mata?" Galván has a Master’s degree in Health and Communication, and has expertise in community development, technical assistance, and assessment of training programs and curricula. She has been an international leader in the use community health worker/promotores de salud to impact the health of vulnerable populations. She has also devoted her efforts to address the needs of indigenous communities along the border. She came to MCN from her longtime role as a consultant with the Panamerican Health Organization. In her free time, Galván spends time with family, as her move to the East Coast brought her closer to many of her nieces and nephews.

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Wilmarí de
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Wilmarí de Jesús Alvarez, MSc (she/her/ella) serves as MCN’s Data Specialist based in the San Juan, Puerto Rico office. She has a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and defended her Master's thesis in demography and population studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in 2020. Her research and interests focus on using school life tables to analyze school enrollment rates, school life expectancy, and school dropout rates of children on the island. She has worked with many organizations on the island to share the importance of access to education and health. In 2020, these experiences led her to join the Department of Health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. De Jesús designed, developed, and implemented the Monitoring System for Covid-19 in educational institutions in Puerto Rico. There, she developed a comprehensive database for the educational system on the island with 1,923 entities and over 490k members. She hopes to improve the quality and access to information from and to underserved populations and minorities through her work.

Wilmarí de Jesús Alvarez (ella/ella) se desempeña como Especialista en Datos de MCN con base en la oficina de San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tiene un bachillerato en economía del Recinto de Río Piedras de la Universidad de Puerto Rico y defendió su tesis de maestría en demografía y estudios de población en el Recinto de Ciencias Médicas de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en 2020. Sus investigaciones e intereses se centran en el uso de tablas de vida escolar para analizar las tasas de matrícula escolar, la esperanza de vida escolar y las tasas de deserción escolar de los niños en la isla. Ha trabajado con muchas organizaciones en la isla para compartir la importancia del acceso a la educación y la salud. En 2020, estas experiencias la llevaron a unirse al Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19. De Jesús diseñó, desarrolló e implementó el Sistema de Monitoreo de Covid-19 en instituciones educativas de Puerto Rico. Allí, desarrolló una base de datos integral para el sistema educativo de la isla con 1,923 entidades y más de 490 mil miembros. Con su trabajo, espera mejorar la calidad y el acceso a la información de y para las poblaciones desatendidas y las minorías.

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Aníbal
MEd

Aníbal Yariel López Correa, Med (él/he), works as an Evaluation Specialist at Migrant Clinicians Network. López Correa is alumni of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) at Cayey, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. At the UPR-Río Piedras campus, López Correa received a Master’s degree in Educational Research and Evaluation. He is currently working on a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Theory, Design, and Evaluation. His areas of interest include transdisciplinary research, youth empowerment, access to higher education for impoverished communities, educational data mining for improving retention and success rates in higher education, and social education in cooperatives.

At MCN, López Correa develops logic models, and evaluation plans, identifies data collection instruments for different projects or programs, and provides technical assistance as needed. In addition, his previous experience analyzing COVID-19 data in the Puerto Rico Department of Health educational institutions allows him a broad perspective on data management.

That perspective, combined with his education formation, let him adapt the evaluation needs to communities in diverse cultural contexts and with different knowledge.

Aníbal Yariel López Correa, MEd (él/he), trabaja como Especialista en Evaluación en Migrant Clinicians Network. López Correa es ex alumno de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) en Cayey, donde obtuvo un bachillerato en Matemáticas. Además, López Correa estudió en la UPR-Río Piedras donde obtuvo una maestría en Investigación y Evaluación Educativa. Actualmente se encuentra cursando un doctorado en Currículo e Instrucción con especialidad en Teoría, Diseño y Evaluación. Sus áreas de interés incluyen la investigación transdisciplinaria, el empoderamiento de los jóvenes, el acceso a la educación superior para las comunidades empobrecidas, la minería de datos educativos para mejorar las tasas de retención y éxito en la educación superior, y la educación social en las cooperativas.

En MCN, Aníbal desarrolla modelos lógicos y planes de evaluación, identifica instrumentos para la recolección de datos para diferentes proyectos y proporciona asistencia técnica cuando es necesario. Además, su experiencia previa como analista de datos de COVID-19 en las instituciones educativas del Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico le permite tener una amplia perspectiva en el manejo de datos de proyectos.

Esa perspectiva, combinada con su formación educativa, le permite adaptar la evaluación de proyectos a las necesidades de comunidades con contextos culturales diversos, particularmente latinas, y con conocimientos diferentes.

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Amy
MD

Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA (she/her) has devoted her career to improving the safety and health of disenfranchised populations. Since 1999, she has served as Director of Environmental and Occupational Health at Migrant Clinicians Network, where she has established nationally recognized initiatives to improve the health and safety of immigrant workers and their families. She oversees programs ranging from integrating occupational and environmental medicine into primary care to designing worker safety interventions.

She is a national leader in addressing worker safety and environmental health through the community health worker (CHW) model and is currently testing the CHW model with immigrant dairy workers. Prior to her current position, she directed numerous environmental health and justice projects along the US-Mexico Border including an award-winning, community-based hygiene education program that reached thousands of families living without water and sewerage services.

She has spearheaded policy efforts within the American Public Health Association to support the protection of agricultural workers and serves on the federal advisory committee to the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs.

Her programs have won several awards including the 2008 EPA Children’s Environmental Health Champion Award and the 2015 National Safety Council Research Collaboration Award. In 2011, Liebman received the Lorin Kerr Award, an APHA/Occupational Health and Safety Section honor recognizing public health professionals for their dedication and sustained efforts to improve the lives of workers. She is a past Chair of APHA’s Occupational Health and Safety.

Liebman has been the principal investigator and project manager of numerous government and privately sponsored projects. She has authored articles, bilingual training manuals and other educational materials dealing with environmental and occupational health and migrants. Liebman has a Master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Arts from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Liebman has traveled throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, and Europe. She is an avid soccer fan and loves to spend time with her husband and two sons. Together they spend a lot of time outdoors.

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Theressa

Theressa Lyons-Clampitt (she/her) is a native Texan, born in San Antonio and raised in Lubbock. Moving to Austin in the late 1970s, she attended Austin Community College for a degree in Anthropology.  Lyons-Clampitt joined the MCN team in 2007 as Grant Specialist for the Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Livestrong Foundation. Today, she is the Senior Program Manager in Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA). In that position, Lyons-Clampitt is responsible for the oversight of training and technical assistance activities related to MCN’s work as a National Training and Technical Assistance Partner (NTTAP) for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She also provides oversight for MCNs Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Educational T/TA database. 

In her personal life, Lyons-Clampitt is the Founder and Co-Director of The Circle of Friends Alzheimer’s Caregivers Respite, dedicated to providing respite to those who care for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Hannah

Hannah Lawrence is the Resource Coordinator for the Spanish First Helpline Project at Migrant Clinicians Network. In this position, she works in partnership with FarmAid and Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network - Northeast to expand access to mental health resources for migrant farmworkers. She originally joined the MCN team as a Master of Social Work Intern with the Health Network Team, where she coordinated social services for Health Network clients. She is currently in her second year of the University of Texas at Austin’s Master’s in Social Work program. Before joining the MCN team, Lawrence managed programs at several social service agencies including a shelter for youth experiencing homelessness and a case management and food pantry in El Paso, Texas. Lawrence is passionate about achieving mutual liberation for all people through increasing access to equitable mental health and social services. She is especially interested in working with people who are migrating, in their perinatal experience, and unhoused populations. Her community work is centered at this intersection, and incorporates her love for nature. She has taught ESL classes to asylum seekers, worked at a farm managed by refugees, and advocated for detained migrants.

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Jimena

Jimena De Leija was born in Tamaulipas, Mexico and lived there 10 years before moving and being raised in border town Brownsville, Texas. She recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree on International Relations and Global Studies and a certificate for Business in Spanish. De Leija is passionate about social justice, particularly about assisting the Mexican community in receiving fair and just treatment. She began as an intern for Migrant Clinicians Network. Now, as MCN’s Health Promotor in the Ventanilla de Salud located at the Mexican Consulate in Austin, she gets to guide the community to appropriate health information and services along with an open door for any other information required. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, and exploring Austin. De Leija hopes to keep on learning and educating herself on ways to create a caring world.

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Moises
MS

Moises Arjona Jr., MS, has over eight years of experience working in community-based health and public health along the US-Mexico Border region and over 20 years of work experience in a variety of health care positions. From the experience gained from previous work history, he is able to problem-solve and lead teams as they work with the poorest in our community facing the most difficult issues in the Border Health arena. Arjona’s work has focused in the last several years working with Community Health Workers and is currently working as a contractor on special projects within the community and as the Interim Collective Impact Director for Unidos Contra la Diabetes in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.

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Jannette

Jannette Nuñez is MCN’s Program Manager for International Projects and Emerging Issues. Nuñez graduated from Florida International University with a dual degree in International Relations and in Political Science. As Program Manager, Nuñez manages several of MCN's regional and national emerging health issue initiatives. Her work involves extensive community engagement and mobilization, two of Nuñez’s passions.

With a passion for serving underserved populations and minorities, Nuñez has dedicated her career to identifying issues and disparities in communities and finding ways to coordinate and implement programs that effectively address and promote the overall wellbeing of diverse communities. Her passion for serving her community stemmed from her parents who worked tirelessly to provide Nuñez and her three siblings a good life, despite any hardships and lack of resources.

Nuñez was born and raised in Miami, Florida and currently lives in Austin, Texas with her new pup, Ace. When she is not at work, she enjoys hiking, photography, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jannette Nuñez es Gerente de Programas de MCN para Proyectos Internacionales y Asuntos Emergentes. Núñez se graduó de la Universidad Internacional de Florida con un doble título en Relaciones Internacionales y en Ciencias Políticas. Como Gerente de Programa, Nuñez administra varias de las iniciativas regionales y nacionales en temas de salud emergentes de MCN. Su trabajo implica una amplia participación y movilización de la comunidad, dos de las pasiones de Núñez.

Con la pasión por servir a las poblaciones y minorías desatendidas, Nuñez ha dedicado su carrera a identificar problemas y disparidades en las comunidades, y a la vez a encontrar formas de coordinar e implementar programas que aborden y promuevan de manera efectiva el bienestar general de las comunidades diversas. Su pasión por servir a su comunidad surgió de sus padres, quienes trabajaron incansablemente para brindar a Nuñez y sus tres hermanos una buena vida, a pesar de la falta de recursos y dificultades.

Núñez nació y se crió en Miami, Florida, actualmente vive en Austin, Texas con su nuevo cachorro, Ace. Cuando no está en el trabajo, disfruta de las caminatas, la fotografía y pasar tiempo con su familia y amigos.

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Clyde

Clyde Fasick supports the coordination and management of projects relating to climate change, emergency preparedness, and the public health of agricultural communities in MCN’s Puerto Rico office. Alongside Senior Program Manager, Marysel Pagán, PhD, Fasick is also fostering MCN’s network of climate change and public health organizations in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Before MCN, Fasick managed the onboarding of international clients for Oriental Bank of Puerto Rico, one of the island’s leading financial institutions. He has also worked as a Research Assistant with BDH Research, supporting projects which include clinical trials for pharmaceuticals.

While completing his bachelor’s degree in history, Fasick worked as a regional organizer for the Florida Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential campaign, where he dedicated his time to encourage the local Latinx communities to vote. He led the coordination of bilingual voter registration drives and advised on the Spanish translations of the local office’s outreach efforts. As a Community Organizer for NARAL Pro-Choice, Fasick led outreach efforts to protest Virginia TRAP laws through the state of Virginia, often serving as the liaison between NARAL’s leadership and Pro-Choice supporters.

Hailing from a bilingual family in San Juan and having worked in Florida and Virginia, Fasick has developed a deep understanding of how teams work across diverse cultures and can easily relate to people from diverse backgrounds. He has a deep sense of personal responsibility towards the health and stability of Puerto Rico which he feels fortunate to have inherited from his parents and grandparents.

Clyde Fasick trabaja en la oficina de MCN en Puerto Rico como Asociado de Proyectos, apoyando la coordinación y gestión de proyectos relacionados al cambio climático y la salud pública de las comunidades agrícolas. Esto incluye documentar las actividades y gestiones de los proyectos, ayudar con el manejo de contactos a través de un base de datos, y manejar los procesos de cumplimiento de la oficina con las agencias gubernamentales. Junto a la Gerente Principal de Programas, Marysel Pagán, PhD, Fasick se quiere dedicar a expandir el alcance de MCN junto a otras organizaciones de salud pública y cambio climático en Puerto Rico y el Caribe, a través en parte por el manejo de las redes sociales, la página web y otras formas de mercadeo y comunicación.

Mientras terminaba su bachillerato en historia, Fasick trabajó como organizador regional del Partido Demócrata de Florida durante la campaña presidencial de 2016, donde dedicó su tiempo a promover la participación electoral entre las comunidades latinas. Igualmente tuvo la oportunidad de ser organizador comunitario de NARAL Pro-Choice, donde lideró los esfuerzos de alcance para protestar contra las leyes TRAP del estado de Virginia, sirviendo como enlace entre el liderazgo de NARAL y sus apoyantes.

Fasick, proveniente de una familia bicultural de Puerto Rico y con experiencia laboral en Florida y Virginia, desarrolló una comprensión profunda de cómo los equipos trabajan en diversas culturas y pueden relacionarse fácilmente con personas de diversos orígenes. Tiene un profundo sentido de responsabilidad personal hacia la salud y el progreso de Puerto Rico, y se siente afortunado de haberlo heredado de sus padres y abuelos.

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Chelsea

Chelsea Renz is from Superior, NE. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a BA in psychology and Spanish. She spent the last three years as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Literacy First, and volunteering in the Austin community with the Girls Empowerment Network, Andy Roddick foundation, and the Central Texas Food Bank. Chelsea aspires to pursue a master’s degree in public policy and become an advocate for research-based, equitable education for all children. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys tending to her patio garden, spending time on the trails and parks, reading the Harry Potter series for the first time, and learning new instruments.

Chelsea Renz, coordinadora de educación continua y enlace del IRB

Chelsea Renz es de Superior, Nebraska. Se graduó de Nebraska Wesleyan University con una licenciatura en psicología y español. Pasó los últimos tres años como voluntaria de AmeriCorps con Literacy First y como voluntaria en la comunidad de Austin con Girls Empowerment Network, Andy Roddick Foundation y Central Texas Food Bank. Renz aspira a obtener una maestría en políticas públicas y convertirse en defensora de una educación equitativa y basada en la investigación para todos los niños. En su tiempo libre, a Renz le gusta cuidar el jardín de su patio, pasar tiempo en los senderos y parques, leer la serie de Harry Potter por primera vez y aprender nuevos instrumentos.

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Esther

Esther Rojas is a Program Associate with Migrant Clinicians Network. Rojas was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Salisbury, Maryland where her parents established a Spanish-language ministry. During high school, Rojas became an ally and advocate for the Maryland DREAM Act which led to her pursuing a career in health care to help those in her community. Rojas worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Technician before continuing her education at Salisbury University. In December 2021, Rojas will complete her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health with an interest in Community-Based Participatory Research from Salisbury University. In her free time, Rojas enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her partner and their dog.

Esther Rojas, asociada de programas, Maryland

Esther Rojas es asociada del programas de Migrant Clinicians Network. Rojas nació en Washington D.C. y se crió en Salisbury, Maryland, donde sus padres establecieron un ministerio en español. Durante la escuela secundaria, Rojas se convirtió en una aliada y defensora de la Ley DREAM de Maryland, que la llevó a seguir una carrera en el cuidado de la salud para ayudar a los miembros de su comunidad. Rojas trabajó como asistente de enfermería certificada y técnica antes de continuar su educación en la Universidad de Salisbury. En diciembre de 2021, Rojas completará su licenciatura en salud pública con un interés en la investigación participativa basada en la comunidad de la Universidad de Salisbury. En su tiempo libre, a Rojas le gusta cocinar, viajar y pasar tiempo con su pareja y su perro.

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Enedelia

Enedelia Basurto (she/her) is a Health Network Associate. She is also Medical Assistant who enjoys helping her community. Basurto has previously traveled between states as a migrant worker. In her free time, she spends time with family and loves going to the movies.

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Dina

Dina Ester González (she/her) was born and raised in Diriamba, Nicaragua. At twelve years of age, her family moved to San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras. There, she married a pastor with whom she has formed a beautiful family. They have had the opportunity to work as pastors and missionaries in different parts of Honduras, Mexico and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. With Safe Americorps under the Telamon corporation, González trained agricultural workers on protection from pesticides and heat stress on farms in Maryland and Delaware. She then worked for the Wicomico Health Department in the Susan Komen Program, training Hispanic women in the area of early detection and awareness of breast and cervical cancer. After two years, she returned to the Telamon corporation where she had the opportunity to work for six years in the Housing & Financial Empowerment and Workforce & Career Services Programs. For the past six years, Dina has worked especially with migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families, visiting Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia farms.

Dina Ester González, nació y paso su niñez en Diriamba, Nicaragua, su padre traslado a la familia hacia San Pedro Sula en el norte de Honduras, ahí contrajo matrimonio con un pastor con quien ha formado una hermosa familia, han tenido la oportunidad de Servir a Dios en diferentes partes de Honduras, México y en el Eastern Shore de Maryland y Delaware, Dina tuvo la oportunidad de trabajar para Safe Americorps bajo la corporación Telamon, y recorrió las fincas agrícolas de los estados de Maryland y Delaware dando entrenamientos sobre la protección de los pesticidas y el calor. También con las capacitaciones de OSHA, después de dos años, aprovechó la oportunidad de trabajar para el Wicomico Health Department en el Programa Susan Komen dando capacitación a las mujeres hispanas del área en la detección temprana y conocimiento del cáncer seno y cervical, después de dos años regreso a la corporación Telamon donde tuvo la oportunidad de trabajar por seis años en donde sirvió en los programas de Housing & Financial Empowerment y en el de Workforce & Career Services. Durante los últimos seis años, Dina a trabajado especialmente con los trabajadores agrícolas migrantes y seasonal y sus familias, a recorrido las fincas Maryland, Delaware y parte de Virginia.

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Pamela

Pamela Secada (she/her/ella) is a Peruvian immigrant and first-generation college student. She received her Master’s in Public Health: Healthcare Policy and Management at University of California, Los Angeles and her Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies from California State University, Fullerton. She is currently a doctoral student in the Doctor of Education, Organizational Change and Leadership program at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation focus is on examining organizational and leadership practices that have impacted employee wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Secada is passionate about advancing health equity and eliminating health disparities. Her professional career has focused on a wide range of health issues including substance use interventions, cultural competency curriculum, community health worker training, and health workforce diversity through educational equity. In 2018 she participated as a delegate for The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland where she spoke to all WHO Member States and advocated for including palliative care as a key component of essential health care services worldwide.

Secada lives in West Hollywood, California with her partner and their rescue Pitbull, Rocco. When she is not at work or school, she enjoys watching movies, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Pamela Secada
Gerente de Programas de Testigo a Testigo
Pamela Secada (ella / ella) es una inmigrante peruana y estudiante universitaria de primera generación. Recibió su Maestría en Salud Pública: Política y Gestión de la Salud en la Universidad de California, Los Ángeles y su Licenciatura en Antropología y Estudios Chicanos de la Universidad Estatal de California, Fullerton. Actualmente es estudiante de doctorado en el programa de Doctorado en Educación, Cambio Organizacional y Liderazgo de la Universidad del Sur de California. Su tesis se enfoca en examinar las prácticas organizacionales y de liderazgo que han impactado el bienestar de los empleados durante la pandemia de COVID-19.

A Secada le apasiona promover la equidad en la salud y eliminar las disparidades en la salud. Su carrera profesional se ha centrado en una amplia gama de problemas de salud, incluidas las intervenciones por uso de sustancias, el plan de estudios de competencia cultural, la capacitación de trabajadores de salud comunitarios y la diversidad de la fuerza laboral de salud a través de la equidad educativa. En 2018 participó como delegada de la Asociación Internacional de Hospicios y Cuidados Paliativos en la 71a Asamblea Mundial de la Salud en Ginebra, Suiza, donde habló con todos los Estados Miembros de la OMS y abogó por la inclusión de los cuidados paliativos como un componente clave de los servicios de atención médica esenciales en todo el mundo.

Secada vive en West Hollywood, California con su pareja y su rescate Pitbull, Rocco. Cuando no está en el trabajo o la escuela, le gusta ver películas, viajar y pasar tiempo con su familia y amigos.

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Ashley-Michelle

Originally from a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas, Ashley-Michelle Papon (she/her) has made her home in California since 2009. In that time, she has been afforded numerous opportunities to passionately advocate for justice in health care spaces, particularly in accessibility, equity, and parity. Since adopting Chico as her hometown, she has had the privilege of working with several incredible local nonprofit organizations, including Safe Space Winter Shelter, the Stonewall Alliance Center, and Northern Valley Indian Health. Previously, Papon had the honor of working with Debate Kansas City, the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, Better Beginnings for Babies, and Improving Birth. With a strong command of the written word, an immutable desire to be part of the change worth believing in, and a razor-sharp wit, she has been an indefatigable voice working to advance the interests of marginalized folks.

In addition to her position as a Project Coordinator with MCN, Papon serves as the social media coordinator for AAPC Publishing, the media liaison for the message board After Silence, fundraising coordinator for the Hunger Trolley Helper’s Group, a steering committee member for the PAC Stand Up for Chico, and a member of the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network’s Speakers Bureau. A former debater who earned the distinction of being the first woman to earn triple gold awards at the Phi Rho Pi National Debate Tournament in individual and team debate simultaneously, Papon maintains a vigorous schedule of speaking engagements. Nationally recognized for her experience on the subject of sexual violence, she has been interviewed by The Huffington Post, the Joy Keys Radio Show, Fox News, the Ask Dr. Nandi TV show, Cosmopolitan, and as part of a panel of experts including playwright Eve Ensler for the BBC. She is also prolific writer, whose work has appeared in The Kansas City Star, Guerrilla Feminism, Global Shift, Crooks and Liars, Feministing, Adios Barbie, Medium, and excerpted across numerous books on topics as varied as coping with eating disorders to depictions of racism in pop culture.

Papon is married to an attorney, with whom she has been happily arguing for 16 years. Together, they are raising three children, four cats, and a menagerie of chickens. In what little free time she has, she can be found enjoying online gaming, reading Tarot cards, shopping on Poshmark, and gardening while listening to true crime podcasts.

Ashley-Michelle Papon
Coordinadora de proyectos | Chico, California
Originaria de un suburbio de Kansas City, Kansas, Ashley-Michelle Papon ha establecido su hogar en California desde 2009. En ese momento, se le han brindado numerosas oportunidades para abogar apasionadamente por la justicia en los espacios de atención médica, particularmente en accesibilidad, equidad y paridad. Desde que adoptó a Chico como su ciudad natal, ha tenido el privilegio de trabajar con varias organizaciones locales sin fines de lucro increíbles, incluyendo Safe Space Winter Shelter, Stonewall Alliance Center y Northern Valley Indian Health. Anteriormente, Ashley-Michelle tuvo el honor de trabajar con Debate Kansas City, el Proyecto contra la violencia de Kansas City, Mejores comienzos para bebés y Mejoras al nacer. Además de su posición como coordinadora de Proyectos con MCN, Ashley-Michelle también es miembro de la Oficina de Oradores de la Red Nacional de Violación, Abuso e Incesto (RAINN), bloguera colaboradora del sitio de examen de problemas de identidad Adiós Barbie, los medios enlacen para After Silence, un mentor para The Center: A Place for Hope, miembro de Order of the Eastern Star, y una doula certificada (ayudante en parto). Le encanta un buen debate, habiéndose ganado la distinción de ser la primera mujer en ganar premios triples de oro en el Torneo de Debate Nacional Phi Rho Pi. También es donde conoció a su esposo, Barrick, con quien ha estado felizmente discutiendo durante 15 años. Juntos, están criando a tres niños, dos gatos, dos perros y una colección de gallinas. Otros intereses de Ashley-Michelle incluyen juegos en línea, leer cartas del tarot, comprar en Poshmark y escribir. Con un fuerte dominio de la palabra escrita, un deseo inmutable de ser parte del cambio en el que vale la pena creer, y un ingenio agudo, ha sido una voz activa que trabaja para promover los intereses de las personas marginadas.

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Leslie
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A Latinx attorney and advocate, Leslie J. Rodriguez (she/her) serves as MCN’s Bilingual Program Manager for Occupational and Environmental Health in the Salisbury, Maryland office. Rodriguez completed her undergraduate degree from Hood College in Law & Society in 2015. She earned her Juris Doctorate Degree at New England Law Boston in 2018. These degrees have allowed Rodriguez to fulfill her desire to seek justice for the members of her community. She has previous experience in working and volunteering for the disenfranchised. Rodriguez now has the honor of serving vulnerable populations at MCN. Rodriguez is using her legal experience, advanced education, translation, interpretation, research, and writing skills to contribute toward improving health and safety within the under-resourced immigrant population. Rodriguez was born in the United States to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic where she visits frequently. She enjoys watching baseball, Latin dancing, and spending time with her family which include 3 adorable Shih Tzu mixes.

Como abogada y defensora Latinx, Leslie J. Rodríguez (ella) ahora es gerente de programas de MCN para la salud ocupacional y ambiental en la oficina de Salisbury, Maryland. Rodriguez obtuvo su título universitario de Hood College en Derechos y la Sociedad en 2015. Obtuvo su Doctorado en Jurisprudencia en New England Law Boston en 2018. Estos títulos le han permitido a cumplir su deseo de buscar justicia para los miembros de su comunidad. Ella tiene experiencia previa en el trabajo y como voluntaria para los marginados. Rodriguez ahora tiene el honor de servir a las poblaciones vulnerables en MCN. Rodriguez está utilizando su experiencia legal, educación avanzada, traducción, interpretación, investigación y destreza de escritura para contribuir a mejorar la salud y la seguridad dentro de la población inmigrante de escasos recursos. Rodriguez nació en los Estados Unidos de padres inmigrantes de la República Dominicana, donde visita con frecuencia. Le gusta ver béisbol, bailes latinos y pasar tiempo con su familia, que incluye 3 adorables mascotas mezclas de Shih Tzu.

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