Dr. Enrique Gonzalez-Mendez, Faculty and Planning Chair of the Latino Health Forum (LHF) and the LHF Committee are working along side with the Residents of the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program to plan and implement the conference. The LHF committee is comprised of a unique alliance with major health and medical institutions and groups, working together with community leaders to identify keynote speakers, workshop breakouts, and provide guidance and direction.
To inform professionals about the most relevant challenges facing the Latino population in Sonoma County; to enhance access and quality of health services for Latinos; to inspire local students to pursue careers in health and social services; to facilitate networking among healthcare and other service providers, to increase knowledge of immigration reform; and to discuss the implications of the Affordable Healthcare Reform Act.
We strive to educate, inspire, heighten awareness, and encourage all attendees to become models in how to manage their personal health, as well as to also assume a greater community responsibility for the health of all Sonoma County residents.
Enrique Gonzalez-Mendez, MD, SR Family Medicine Residency
Shan Magnuson, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa
Penny Vanderwolk, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa
Susan Castillo, Dept. of Health Services, Behavioral Health Division
Chelene Lopez, St. Joseph Health System- Sonoma County
Linda Garcia, Emerita, University of CA Cooperative Extension
Mimi Lemanski, Community Member
Elizabeth Jovel, Community Member
Juan Arias, Santa Rosa Junior College Healthcare Workforce
Eliot Enriquez, Redwood Community Health Coalition
Ron Romero, MD, SR Family Medicine Residency
Arlene Vazquez, MD, SR Family Medicine Residency
Nicky Balrushes, MD, SR Family Medicine Residency
Katya Adachi, MD, SR Family Medicine Residency
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