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Gila/Maricopa County

Board of Directors

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    Floribella Redondo-Martinez, CCHW, BS

    AzCHOW President & CEO

    Floribella Redondo-Martinez, began her journey as a Promotora (CHW) in early 1990s, educating her farmworker peers on HIV and STDs in the agriculture fields of Arizona and California. She is Co-Founder/President and Chief Executive Officer of the Arizona Community Health Workers Association (AzCHOW), a state appointed CHW Advisory Board member for Arizona CHW Voluntary Certification, Co-chair of the Arizona CHW Coalition, Co-chair of the national CHW Core Consensus (C3) Project Advisory Council, member of the National CHW Common Indicators project team, Founding Board member for the National Association of CHWs, and American Public Health Association CHW Section Chair.

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    Kenard "K.C." Uber

    AzCHOW Board  Member

    K.C. is currently serving as an Integrated Community Specialist - Adult GMHSU with Banner Health Plans, where he is part of the Integrated Community Care team. His journey in the Behavioral Health (BH) industry has been both diverse and fulfilling, strengthened by leveraging his own personal lived experiences. Prior to his current role, he worked as a Banner Member Advocate and as a Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) Manager at Connections Health Solutions. Currently, he is thriving professionally with Banner Health Plans, and personally as he raises two beautiful daughters with an amazing partner. In 2020, he received a scholarship to Arizona Western College, enabling him to become a credentialed Community Health Worker (CHW). He is now furthering his formal education by pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree. In this new chapter of his life, he is blessed to contribute meaningfully to those around him, embodying the spirit of service and support.

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      Josy Torrealva

      AzCHOW Board Member

      Josy Torrealva is the Lead Community Health Worker for the Community Benefit and Health Equity Department at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Josy is a state-certified Community Health Worker with a passion for developing and participating in equitable efforts towards improving the health of our communities. She manages community-based health and wellness programs aimed to improve quality of life through preventative education and improved access to social needs and she is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences.

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        Liza Merril

        AzCHOW Board Member

        Liza is a personable, trusted and respected community organizer and Community Health Worker with over 30 years of relationship building within the diverse communities in Arizona. She is successful in planning and implementing community events and is a passionate, vocal advocate for the under-served, Indigenous, and minority populations in Phoenix, Arizona and Nationally. Originally from the beautiful island of Guahan (Guam), she has made Arizona her home away from home. She married her high school sweetheart 45 years ago, has 4 adult children, 7 grandchildren and 2 grand fur babies.

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          Maria Chavoya

          AzCHOW Board  Member

          Bio coming soon

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          Patty B. Molina, MPH

          AzCHOW Board Treasurer

          Patty B. Molina, MPH is the Senior Director of Community Health Services at Mariposa Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Nogales, Arizona. The department was founded in 1991 and has a well-established Community Health Worker delivery model to implement a spectrum of health promotion and disease prevention programs based on model programs and best practices adapted to the Spanish-speaking, Mexican American and Mexican immigrant community served in Santa Cruz County Arizona.

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          Vanessa Guzman

          AzCHOW Board Member

          Vanessa Guzman is a dedicated professional with 9 years of experience in Behavioral Health Services. Vanessa has a strong passion for helping others and has developed a deep understanding of the complexities of Mental Health. Vanessa is known for her compassionate approach and her ability to connect with clients on a personal level. She has a proven track record of success in engaging with the community, and leading a team of Peer Supports, Supported Employment Specialist, and Community Health Workers.

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            Maria Velasco

            AzCHOW Board Member

            Maria Velasco is a Community Health Worker who resides in Tucson Arizona as a Community Health Advisor with twenty-five years of experience working at El Rio Community Health Center, she has been a frontline worker that modeled her work from the late Patient Advocate Julia Soto and from her experience as a Health Educator in HIV / AIDS prevention. She graduated in 2019 from Prescott College with a master’s in social justice and Community Organizing and is currently a student pursuing her second Masters in Sustainable and Resilient Communities also at Prescott College. As the former Co- Chair of the Community Action Board of the Arizona Prevention Resource Center she forms part of the CBPR team. Maria Velasco formed part of the ADHS advisory board that worked on advising on voluntary certification for Community Health Workers. Her passion in experiential learning guides her ability to create change and her work as a CHW has provided inspiration for creating opportunities to advocate for health equity, human rights, and social justice which ties into her role in the Pima County CHW Coalition of building individual and community capacity.

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              Pablo Albelais

              AzCHOW Board Member

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