The Office of Binational Border Health (OBBH) Advisory Group is composed of 12 members, representing the California Conference of Local Health Officers, local governments, health plans, hospitals, community-based organizations, health consumers, universities, in different geographic regions of, urban, and rural communities in California. The Advisory Group’s purpose is to support the OBBH mission by developing and monitoring a strategic plan for OBBH to address border/binational health issues. They also advise the California Department of Public Health Services and the California members of the U.S.–Mexico Border Health Commission on critical health issues.
If interested in becoming an Advisory Group member contact Ivette Lorona, Program Coordinator for more information.
|Rebecca Alcantar, MPA||Senior Health Equity Specialist||Covered California|
|Jim Arriola, MBA, MS||Co-Founder/Board Member/Operating Executive||MediExcel Health Plan|
|Dianne Ciro, PhD, LCSW||Assistant Professor of Social Work||San Diego State University, School of Social Work|
|Daniela Flores, MPH||Co-Founder||Imperial Valley Equity & Justice Coalition|
|Álvaro Garza, MD, MPH||Public Health Officer (Retired)||California Conference of Local Health Officers|
|Jeremiah Garza, PhD, MPH, MA||Chief Advisor to the Chief Deputy Director||Los Angeles County Department of Public Health|
|Barbara Jiménez, MPH||Community Operations Officer, Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities||County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency|
|Rosyo Ramirez, MPA||Deputy Director, Community Health Division||Imperial County Public Health Department|
|Konane Martinez, PhD||Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology||California State University, San Marcos, Department of Anthropology|
|Ana Ortiz Ilizaliturri, MD, MPH||Family Medicine Resident Physician||Scripps Chula Vista|
|Norah Schwartz, PhD, MPA||Researcher||Colegio de la Frontera Norte|
|Judith Shaplin||Vice President of Social Services and Rural Health Services||San Ysidro Health|