Andrea joined TVHC in January 2013 and has grown with the organization from her role as Compliance and Risk Management Manager to Director of Quality and Compliance, to Chief Administrative Officer, to her current role as CEO.
As CEO, Andrea oversees all areas of the health center and is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s strategic plan, developing relationships with community groups and members, advocating for TVHC and other community health centers, and works with passion toward advancing public health, civil rights, and health equity.
Andrea has over 15 years of experience in community health and nonprofit program management. Prior to her work at TVHC, she held various positions at other community health centers, where she managed programmatic and compliance components of federal contracts and programs. She has worked with various nonprofits in South America, implementing microfinance, sustainability, and community health projects. Andrea has also served on multiple nonprofit boards throughout Alameda County.
Andrea received her Bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in Legal Studies and Latin American Studies, a Master’s degree in Public Health from San Jose State University, and a Masters Certification in Corporate Health Care Compliance from George Washington University. She is also a graduate of the Healthforce Center at UCSF, Clinic Leadership Institute.
Originally from Cartagena, Colombia, Andrea made the Bay Area her home over 25 years ago. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling abroad, and being crafty. With her firm belief that healthcare is a human right, Andrea works with passion toward advancing public health, civil rights, and empowering the future of the community health center workforce. She resides in the East Bay with her husband, son, and two mischievous dogs.