Dr. Geraldine Luna is a Medical Director for the COVID-19 Initiative at the Chicago Department of Public Health and Clinical Assistant Professor Faculty at UIC. Her passion for health equity and social justice for the underserved and marginalized community of color in Chicago moves her to actively partake in community advocacy as a member of Illinois Unidos and The Latino Coalition Against COVID-19

Geraldine Luna

MD – Board Chair

Marta Cerda, J.D. is the CEO of ASI, a not-for-profit that provides home care services and employment and training programs in the Chicago region. She has transformed the organization from a fee-for-service model to a population health model by adding pharmacy services, transportation, and home medical services.

Marta Cerda

JD – Board Vice Chair

Aida Giachello is a Research Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For over 35 years, she has conducted health and human services research, evaluating community intervention programs that impact individual families and communities in the areas of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and tobacco prevention and control, among others.

Aida Giachello

PhD  – Board Treasurer

Susan is a retired nurse who worked for 30 years at Chicago’s Cook County public hospital and is currently active with public health advocacy groups.

Susan Avila

RN, MPH – Board Secretary

Jorge Mújica Murias is Arise Chicago’s Strategic Campaigns Organizer. Born in Mexico, Jorge participated in labor and popular movements until he emigrated to the United States in 1987. He has worked as a journalist for several newspapers, Univision and Telemundo, and twice won the First Place award for Investigative Reporting from the Association of Hispanic Publicists. He was elected to the Mexican Federal Congress in 2021, representing the Mexican diaspora.

Jorge Mujica

Board Member at Large