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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.

Contact Ivette Lorona​, Program Coordinator, for more information.

Rebecca Alcantar, MPADirector of Government Affairs
AltaMed Health Services
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, MPHExecutive Organizer
Imperial Valley Equity & Justice Coalition
Álvaro Garza, MD, MPHPublic Health Officer (Retired)California Conference of Local Health Officers
Brian Hui, PhD
Staff Analyst, Center for Health Equity
Los 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 PhysicianScripps Chula Vista
Norah Schwartz, PhD, MPA
Professor and Researcher
Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Judith Shaplin
Consultant (Retired)

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