Steering Committee

The steering committee members of the Hispanic/Latino Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (H/LBH CoE) offer guidance and expertise to ensure the mission and goals of the Center effectively meet the behavioral health needs of the diverse Hispanic and Latine populations. Through close collaboration with the H/LBH CoE team, the steering committee plays a vital role in identifying emerging issues and staying abreast of community driven and evidence-based best practices in mental health promotion, prevention, treatment, and recovery from both mental health and substance use disorders (SUD). 

Southern California Regional Vice President Fred Finch Youth & Family Services San Diego, California
Director of HIV Prevention Services East LA Women’s Center Los Angeles, California
Director of Health Education & Training Gateway Community Health Center, Inc. Laredo, Texas
Project Director at the Collaborative Center to Advance Health Services and Co-Director ATTC Network Coordinating Office at University of Missouri Kansas City
New England School of Addiction Studies Senior Consultant of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Director of the NYS Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence and the Hispanic Treatment Program, Department of Columbia University, New York
CHW, CHW Instructor
Program Director II, Household Centered Care Program Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine | University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Senior Advisor on Public Policy for the National Latine Psychological Association
Clinical Psychologist & Associate Training Director El Futuro Mental Health Clinic Durham, North Carolina
Department of Prevention and Community Health Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools George Washington University, Washington DC
Community Support Specialist Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center Madison Wisconsin
Assistant Professor, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island