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The Imagen Foundation Honors Los Angeles Health Center Leader

rodriguezGloria Rodriguez, CEO of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles,  is being honored by the Imagen Foundation for her extraordinary contributions to the community, along with six other Latina women.  The ceremony takes place in Washington as part of a celebration of Women’s History Month.  The Imagen Foundation is co-hosting the event with Honorary Chair U.S. Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (D-CA).  “Gloria’s work in healthcare has made a positive impact on the Latina community and is an inspiration to countless young people nationwide,” said Representative Solis. Rodriguez has more than 27 years of experience in healthcare operations, management, funding, public policy, advocacy, and health education.  Prior to her current leadership post at the Community Clinic Association, she served for more than seven years as the CEO for the Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers. Rodriguez was also a leading force in establishing the University of Washington Chicano/Latino Mentor Network for health professional students, and the founding CEO of the Alliance for Multi-Cultural Health in Tacoma, Washington, an organization dedicated to eliminating healthcare disparities in minority and disadvantaged communities. Rodriguez is being honored along with Univision Television talk show host, Cristina Saralegui, former CNN reporter Maria Hinojosa, Latina Magazine, LULAC national President Rosa Rosales, environmental justice youth advocates from New York’s UPROSE Jennifer Casamayor, Crystal Castro, and Judith Cardenas. The Imagen Foundation, best known for its annual Imagen Awards which honors positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film, was established in 1985.