NHMA Chapters

In 2013, the NHMA Board of Directors established six regions, under the leadership of a Chairperson who worked with the NHMA staff to coordinate Fall NHMA Policy Forums and to expand NHMA premier membership.

In 2020, NHMA Chapter Policy Forums, under the leadership of a Chairperson and a Steering Committee (medical societies, NHMA Council of Young Physicians, NHMA Council of Residents, LMSA medical students, and other health care providers and community leaders) have started and will continue throughout the year.  NHMA staff coordinates the funding, logistics, and speakers with the Chapter chairpersons.

The purpose of this structure is to build participation opportunities with NHMA Members and Partners to provide physicians, health care providers, and community leaders with updated information about policies and programs that impact local Hispanic healthcare and health equity.

NHMA Chapter Event Information

NHMA New York City Chapter

Chairperson: Judith Flores, MD, FAAP, CHQM

NHMA New England Chapter
Chair: Enrique Caballero, MD, MPH

Washington, DC Metro Chapter/Region Chapter
Chair: Giselle Plata, MD

NHMA Nebraska Chapter
Chair: Hope Voto, MD

Chair-elect: Juan Santamaria, MD

NHMA Northern California Chapter
Chairperson: Jessica Nunez de Ybarra, MD, MPH

Chair-elect: Ramiro Zuniga

NHMA Phoenix Chapter
Chairperson: Petra Fimbres, MS

Co-chair: Ricardo Correa, MD, EsD, FACP, FACR, CMQ

NHMA Nevada Chapter
Chair: Jose R. Cucalon Calderon, MD, FAAP 

Co-Chair: Anyansi Lombardero Ph. D

NHMA Texas Chapter
Chairperson: Bert Johansson, MD, PhD

NHMA Gulf Coast Chapter
 Claudia Medina-Figueredo, MD, MHA, MPH, HIT

Chair-elect: Nereida Parada, MD

Southern California Chapter
Martha Preciado, MD

Central California Chapter
Rebecca Rivera, MD

New Mexico Chapter
 Valerie Romero-Leggott, MD

Chicago Chapter
Chairperson: Emma Olivera, MD, FAAP

Chair-elect: Geraldine Luna, MD, MPH, MBAc

Philadelphia Chapter
 Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, MACP


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