Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP | President 

  • For all inquiries (e.g. requests for meetings, speaking engagements, partnerships, etc.), please contact Sasha Martinez at [email protected].

Jeanne Duvall | Controller: Jeanne Duvall completed her Bachelor of Science in Accounting at American University. Jeanne has been the longest-standing staff member at NHMA, serving as NHMA’s head accountant for the last 14 years. Jeanne is passionate about serving Hispanic and Latino physicians as well as underserved communities.  

Nikki Scott | Finance Associate: Nikki has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Strayer University. She has over a decade of experience in Management & Accounting and provides financial and accounting support to NHHF and its ongoing support of the Hispanic/Latino community.

Guadalupe Pacheco | Director of Programs

Guillermo Mendoza, JD, LLM | Deputy Director of NHHF Programs: Guillermo is a dedicated advocate for health equity, leveraging his academic background to champion access to healthcare for underserved communities. With a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Global Health Law from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Hamline University School of Law, and a Bachelor's degree in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota, he combines legal expertise with a deep understanding of healthcare systems. Guillermo remains dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of underserved populations, embodying a steadfast commitment to social justice and equitable access to healthcare services.

Candice Jimenez  | Program Coordinator: Candice holds a Bachelor in Science Public Health degree from the University of Maryland. As a Latina who grew up with immigrant parents, Candice thinks it's important to represent the Latinx community in the healthcare field and advocate to better healthcare access to underrepresented and underserved communities. 

Viviana Garcia, MPH  | Program Coordinator: Viviana obtained her Master's degree in Public Health from George Washington University, complementing her Bachelor's degree in Public Health earned at Saint Louis University. A Chicago, IL native, Viviana is fervently dedicated to championing health equity and enhancing the presence of underrepresented communities in the healthcare field.

Sasha Martinez | Executive Assistant: Sasha has a decade experience in executive assistant services with non-profit and corporate leaders. Contact Sasha at [email protected] to schedule meetings/speaking engagements with Dr. Rios.


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