LCF Georgia Welcomes Natalie Hernandez, Ph.D., MPH to the Board of Directors

Dr. Hernandez has a broad background in community-based participatory research (CBPR), women’s health disparities, health policy, and social determinants of health. She will join the 2021 board slate to strengthen and deepen the work the Latino Community Fund does in Georgia.

The Latino Community Fund announces the appointment of Natalie Hernandez, Ph.D., MPH, a professor and researcher at Morehouse School of Medicine to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Dr. Hernandez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and Interim Director of the Center for Maternal Health Equity at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Hernandez has a broad background in community-based participatory research (CBPR), women’s health disparities, health policy, and social determinants of health. With more than 15 years of experience in developing community partnerships and implementing CBPR, Dr. Hernandez’s research focuses on diverse stakeholder groups including low-income populations, Latino populations (both immigrants and US-born), youth populations, and populations of ethnoracial minority women.

Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Hernandez worked as a Program Manager for UnidosUS leading all their national maternal health projects. With these projects, she established strong ties with diverse stakeholders and as a result of her work, she has received a number of awards including the Mundo Hispanico Latinas Poderosas (Powerful Latinas in Atlanta) Award, American Association for Cancer Research-Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council, Minority & Minority Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award, Rising Scholar in the field of sexuality by The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and Rolling Out Sista with Superpowers.

“Dr. Hernandez is an accomplished and proven leader in the health and wellbeing arena, a priority for the Latino Community Fund in 2021 as we continue to expand our services and programs to meet the critical needs of the Latino community in Georgia in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We welcome her and look forward to working together to strengthen the impact of our members and all Latino-serving non-profits in the state,” shared Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, Chair of the Board.

Dr. Hernandez joins newly elected officers and other prominent leaders on the LCF Georgia Board:

2021 LCF Georgia Board of Directors

Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, Principal, The Dorado Group – Chair

Daniela DeMaria, Vice President, Fifth Third Bank – Vice Chair

Omar Esposito, Chief Revenue Officer, Stackfolio – Treasurer

Luis Avila, Cox Enterprises, Vice President Governance – Secretary

Rudy Beserra, Consultant, Vensure

Frank Fernandez, CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Eddy Elguezabal, Regional President, Univision 34 Atlanta

Henry A. Kelly, CEO, First Touch Logistics

Antonio Molina Esq., Attorney, Heidari Power Law Group & D’Aurio Law

Maria Vinces Peck, Principal, SheLends and Owner of Mark of the Potter – Past Chair

Aida Perez-Flamm, Founder & Principal, Aida & Company

Samantha Ramirez-Herrera, Founder & CEO, OffThaRecord

Yolanda Robles, CEO, CulturalLink

Source: Latino Community Fund Inc.