Working Committees

Community Health Workers/Promotores De Salud Committee

Our Promotores de Salud Committee convenes monthly to empower promotores with the latest health education, professional development, and capacity-building sessions. These gatherings prioritize current updates on COVID-19’s impact on the Latino community, offering training opportunities that equip promotores from partner agencies with new skills and relevant information to better serve our communities. Join us every second Friday of the month at 4 pm Central Time!

Committee Chairs:

Dr. Pamela Vergara Rodriguez, M.D
Medical Director COVID-19 Response CDPH, Executive Director MOLA, Board Chair

Dr. Geraldine Luna, M.D
CORE Center Director of Psychiatric Services Center, Cook County Health

Workplace Committee

Our Workplace Committee prioritizes safeguarding essential workers and advocating for their rights, health, and safety in key industries. Our committee is made up of a variety of policy advocates and workplace safety activists. In 2023, we lead efforts urging the state’s General Assembly to endorse measures based on the experiences of Latinx, Black, and other marginalized workers during the pandemic, aiming to prevent workplace fatalities and illnesses.

Committee Chairs:

Karen Alvarez
Restorative Justice Organizer at Warehouse Workers for Justice

Jorge Mujica Murias
Strategic Campaigns Organizer, ARISE

Health & Policy Committee

The Health & Policy Committee spearheads public policy education, presentations, community meetings, testimony, and advocacy efforts, actively addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the Latinx community at the city, county, and state levels.

Committee Chairs:

Marta Cerda
ASI & Greater Chicago Home Health Chief Executive Officer, Board Vice Chair

Susan Avila, RN
Retired Cook County Trauma Nurse, Public Health Advocate, Board Secretary

Dr. Melissa Simon
Vice-Chair and Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology, Founding Director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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