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Advisory Group

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.

Member​​TitleOrganization
Rebecca Alcantar, MPASenior Health Equity SpecialistCovered California
Jim Arriola, MBA, MSCo-Founder/Board Member/Operating ExecutiveMediExcel Health Plan
Dianne Ciro, PhD, LCSWAssistant Professor of Social WorkSan Diego State University, School of Social Work
Daniela Flores, MPHCo-FounderImperial Valley Equity & Justice Coalition
Álvaro Garza, MD, MPHPublic Health Officer (Retired)California Conference of Local Health Officers
Jeremiah Garza, PhD, MPH, MAChief Advisor to the Chief Deputy DirectorLos Angeles County Department of Public Health
Barbara Jiménez, MPHCommunity Operations Officer, Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable CommunitiesCounty of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency
Rosyo Ramirez, MPADeputy Director, Community Health DivisionImperial County Public Health Department
Konane Martinez, PhDAssociate Professor of Medical AnthropologyCalifornia State University, San Marcos, Department of Anthropology
Ana Ortiz Ilizaliturri, MD, MPHFamily Medicine Resident PhysicianScripps Chula Vista
Norah Schwartz, PhD, MPAResearcherColegio de la Frontera Norte
Judith ShaplinVice President of Social Services and Rural Health ServicesSan Ysidro Health

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