Andrea Schwab-Galindo is the Chief Executive Officer of Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center. Andrea joined TVHC in January of 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.
Andrea has nearly 20 years of experience in public health, nonprofit program management, and workforce and leadership development. Before 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 serves on various boards. She is currently serving on the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) board, the State-wide association of community health centers, where she is part of the executive committee and serves as the Chair of the Legislative Committee. She is also a board member of the Alameda Alliance for Health, a managed care plan, where she represents the network of clinics in Alameda County. Andrea also serves as Chair of the Community Health Center Network (CHCN) and Secretary of the Alameda Health Consortium (AHC).
Andrea received two 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 Master’s Certification in Corporate Health Care Compliance from George Washington University. She is also a graduate of the Healthforce Center at UCSF, Clinic Leadership Institute, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Executive Health Care Leadership Program.
Under Andrea’s leadership, TVHC won the 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year Award, representing the 20th Assembly District for its outstanding service in providing care to its patients and community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. And in 2022, Andrea was the 20th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year recipient in the Health category.
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 gardening. 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 and future leaders. She resides in the East Bay with her husband, son, and two mischievous dogs.