Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S.
President and CEO
Dr. Delgado, President and CEO, has led the Alliance to be the foremost source of information for the health of Hispanics in the United States. She is a trusted advocate and has a PhD in clinical Psychology (SUNY Stony Brook), MS (W. Averell Harriman School of Urban and Policy Sciences), MA (NYU). Prior positions incl. Senior Policy Advisor Immediate Office of the Sec. of US DHHS, Children's Talent Coordinator for Sesame Street, and various other positions. She serves on several national boards (Institute of Medicine Board on Health Care Services, Northern Virginia Health Foundation, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute) and is regularly sought out by the media as a commentator. She has received numerous awards. For 2007, People en Español identified her as one of the 100 most influentials throughout the US and Latin America.
Learn more by visiting Dr. Delgado’s Blog, JANE ON HEALTH
Adolph P. Falcón, M.P.P.
Senior Vice President
Mr. Falcón, Senior Vice President, currently oversees the science and policy portfolio of the Alliance. A nationally recognized expert on Hispanic health policy, he played a leading role in the landmark Disadvantaged Minority Health Improvement Act of 1990 and most recently has been active in health information technology policy, the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, access for underserved communities under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Mr. Falcón currently serves as principal investigator for the Alliance/Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program, a $4 million scholarship and internship program to increase Hispanic participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. He has served as principal investigator for initiatives funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation among others. Mr. Falcón is a founding steering committee member of the Partnership to Improve Patient Care, Board of Advisors for the PBS television series, Second Act, and an editor of the bilingual health magazine, NIH MedlinePlus Salud. He has served on the Board of the Children’s Safety Network, Public Finance Project, U.S. Programs Committee of Save the Children, the Welfare Information Network, and was a Ziegler Fellow in Civil Rights and Human Liberties.
In a career committed to the policies and services that serve the aspirations of Hispanic communities, prior to joining the Alliance Mr. Falcón was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, a senior associate at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and a family services program director at the Hill Health Center. He received his Masters of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.
Kevin L. Adams
Vice President of Operations
Mr. Adams is the Vice President of Operations for the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance). In this role, Mr. Adams assists in the management of operations and implementation of policies and procedures for the organization. He also monitors work and evaluates results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization. Mr. Adams currently oversees technology product deployment, directs all software and hardware procurement decisions, directs technical integration and operations activities, and directs in-service support staff.
In previous roles at the Alliance, Mr. Adams was the Vice President for Technology where he headed the Center for Technology and was responsible for strategic planning of the Alliance’s internal and external networks, web development and deployment, hotline database development, and Internet-based membership services. Prior to his work in the field of Technology, Mr. Adams began his career in the Finance Department at the Alliance in 1987.
Mr. Adams holds a business degree from George Mason University.
Hazel E. Moss, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Hazel E. Moss, CPA, is the chief financial officer of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance) and a financial consultant. Ms. Moss has more than 37 years of experience in the finance arena. She has worked in the finance department of The Alliance for more than 25 years serving as chief financial officer and treasurer for several years. Her responsibilities include the organization complying with generally accepted accounting principles, preparation of information for financial and government audits, and indirect cost submissions.
As a financial consultant for more than 35 years, her focus is with financial activities and computerized financial systems for small and medium size businesses.
As an auditor for an international accounting firm and a major commercial firm her duties involved financial and operational audits.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, she continues to remain current with the changes in the financial area by taking courses in financial management and federal taxation, and attending seminars and workshops.
Vice President for Programs
Magdalena Castro-Lewis is the Vice President for Programs at the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance). The Vice President for Programs provides oversight of the Alliance’s national, multi-year programs in the areas of disease prevention, health promotion, and technical assistance to community-based organizations, health care professionals, and communities. In addition, the Vice President for Programs manages the Alliance’s helplines: The National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline and Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline that provide callers with free and reliable information and referrals to health care services in their communities. Major multi-site multi-year initiatives under this Center are Let’s Talk about Cancer; Nuestras Familias: Medicaid and CHIP for Hispanic Children; Hypertension Control is in Your Hands; and La Promesa: Medicare Diabetes Preventive Care Benefits. Other important initiative carried out under this Center was the La Promesa (The Promise): Delivering the Medicare Message to Hispanics, which was the Alliance's effort to ensure that Hispanics who have Medicare may take advantage of the new Medicare benefits. During her sixteen-year tenure at the Alliance, Ms. Castro-Lewis has Directed the Vacunas para la familia: Immunization for All Ages –– Vaccines for the family––, Moving Forward: CHIP for Hispanic Children, Caring for Hispanics: Culturally Competent Systems of Care, and other initiatives on prenatal care and disabilities.
Ms. Castro-Lewis' professional interest has increasingly focused on efforts to improve the health and education status of the Hispanic community in the United States. She has extensive experience developing culturally and linguistically proficient health education materials for Hispanics and contributing to the development of national and community-based partnerships geared to improving the health and education of Hispanic families.
She received a licentiate degree in Sociology from La Salle University and performed graduate work in the area of social-educational research at the Unversidad Pedagógica de Colombia. Both institutions of higher education are located in Bogotá, Colombia.
Marcela Gaitán, M.P.H., M.A.
Senior Director for External Relations
Marcela Gaitán, M.P.H., M.A., is Senior Director for External Relations at The National Alliance for Hispanic Health in Washington, D.C. Ms. Gaitán serves as Project Director for a portfolio of initiatives at the Alliance including the Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program, a partnership to improve Hispanic student access to higher education and degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); and, Proyecto Informar
FDA Hispanic Outreach Initiative to improve access for Hispanic consumers to FDA information and health messages, and enhance FDA outreach efforts in risk and emergency communications about the appropriate use of FDA-regulated products. Ms. Gaitán also served as Project Director of Proyecto Ciencia® National Hispanic Outreach Initiative, an NIAID/NCMHD funded program that promoted the dissemination of information on innovative research opportunities for Hispanic scientists and students at multiple career levels and fostered new interest in health sciences and research careers; an AoA/RTI funded Alzheimer’s outreach initiative that aimed to identify community models of service that successfully implemented culturally proficient programs for Hispanic/Latino elders with Alzheimer’s; and, the National Hispanic Leadership Network for Tobacco Control (The Network), a tobacco control program funded by the CDC that aimed to establish a national Hispanic leadership movement for tobacco control grounded in community-based priorities and needs.
The Alliance is the nation’s foremost source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. Alliance Hispanic community-based organization members provide services to more than 15 million people each year, making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities and families. As Senior Policy Advisor, Ms. Gaitán advises the Alliance on national health and human services policy and leads efforts to create leadership networks to improve the health and well-being of Hispanic communities. Focused on its health mission, the Alliance refuses funding from tobacco and alcohol companies, their parent companies, and subsidiaries.
Before joining The Alliance, Ms. Gaitán was an Associate Consultant with the International Health Training Program at the Pan-American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO). Ms. Gaitán received her Bachelor’s Degree from Amherst College, in Amherst, MA; a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from The American University in Washington, DC, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from George Washington University also in Washington, DC.
Paul M. Baker
Senior Director for Programs
Paul M. Baker is the Senior Director for Programs at the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) where he manages a variety of national, multi-site, and multi-year programs focused on disease prevention and health promotion. As a part of these and other Alliance efforts, Mr. Baker implements outreach and education activities to improve health and access to care; produces culturally-proficient educational materials; and, fosters collaborative relationships with local and national organizations. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the management of the Alliance’s Su Familia and Prenatal Helplines, and serving on the Alliance’s ¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up Get Moving!® physical activity and healthy lifestyle event series leadership team.
Mr. Baker currently serves as the Project Director for the Mobilizing Communities to Reduce Diabetes (MCRD) Program, a five-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to address diabetes-related disparities among Hispanic adults through evidence-based diabetes management interventions. Mr. Baker also represents the Alliance in the CDC and NIH’s National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), and serves on its Strategic Directions and Hispanic/Latino Stakeholder Groups.
During his tenure at the Alliance, Mr. Baker has directed numerous initiatives in partnership with Hispanic-serving community-based organizations (CBOs), including the Proyecto Informar Capacity Development (PICD) Program, a six-year technical assistance effort to provide cultural proficiency trainings for U.S. health department leadership and capacity development trainings for CBO staff; the Juntos Contra la Diabetes (JCD) Program, an eight-year initiative to connect consumers with diabetes prevention and management services; and, the National Hispanic Colorectal Cancer Outreach and Education Program (NHCCOEP), a five-year initiative to promote the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer.
Before joining the Alliance, Mr. Baker worked at the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) on tobacco control and prevention; John Snow, Inc. (JSI) on the USAID-funded Family Planning Logistics Management (FPLM) and Opportunities for Micronutrient Initiatives (OMNI) Projects; and, as a volunteer ESL Instructor in Ecuador through WorldTeach, a non-governmental organization based at Harvard University’s Center for International Development. Mr. Baker received his Bachelor’s Degree from James Madison University.
Edgar Gil Rico
Senior Director for Innovation and Program Development
Edgar Gil Rico is the Senior Director for Innovation and Program Development at the Alliance. He has worked on efforts improving health outcomes in Hispanic communities in the areas of cardiovascular health, physical activity, and environmental health. Mr. Gil Rico is currently working on initiatives that foster the sustainability of community-based organizations (CBOs) and efforts to harness new technologies to create communities of health and deliver timely health information to consumers.
Mr. Gil Rico worked in finance before moving to the non-profit sector. He received his Master's in Business and Community Development from the Copenhagen Business School and has completed advanced Executive Training in Non-Profit Management and Evaluation at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.