About Us

About Us

Dr. Enrique Gonzalez-Mendez, professor of clinical medicine UCSF and Chair of the Latino Health Forum Board, works with our Board and alongside Residents of the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Program to plan the conference. The LHF Board 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 for each event.

Our Mission

The Latino Health Forum strives to inform professionals and community members about pertinent issues facing Latino and underrepresented populations to improve the access and quality of health services.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the annual forum is to address the needs of the Latino community who we serve in our daily health care practices by:

  1. Informing professionals and community members about the most relevant challenges facing the Latino population in Sonoma County,
  2. Facilitating networking amongst healthcare and other service providers,
  3. Raising awareness around the importance of civil engagement amongst underrepresented minority communities, and
  4. creating educational pathways for students to pursue careers in health and social services.

Meet the Team

Advisors

Rosa Gonzalez, Community Health Educator / Patient Navigator, Center for Well-Being

Mary Maddux-Gonzalez, M.D.

Board of Directors

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Enrique Gonzalez-Mendez, MD

President Professor Emeritus,
Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program, UCSF

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Wanda Tapia

Secretary, LHF
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Andre Mills, MBA

Treasurer, LHF,
Financial Business Manager,
Sutter SR Family Medicine Residency

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Robert Azcarraga, MD

Kaiser Permanente

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Chelene Lopez

Health Promotion Manager,
St. Joseph Health

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Andrea Garfia, MPA

Health Community Coordinator,
Sutter Santa Rosa Hospital

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Aurora Selpides, MD, MPH

Adult and Family Medicine,
Kaiser Permanente

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Montserrat Archila

Health Promotion Manager,
St. Joseph Health

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Eliot Enriquez

Program Manager,
Petaluma Health Center

Consultants

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Daisy Cardenas
Coordinator

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Pam Rivas
Coordinator