ALPFA Healthcare

Committee Members

Carla Villacorta - Vice President
Juan Lopera – Advisor
Marisela Marrero – Advisor
Eileen Alexopoulous
Gilbert Arenaza
Alex Calderon
Maria Cecilia Coloma
Carla Fogaren
Claudia Garcia-Wagner
Marcela Jimenez
Maria Ruiz
Richard Varga

Program Objective

Serve as a catalyst for development, mentoring, networking and recruitment of Latino (and other minority) professionals in all segments of healthcare; providers, health plans and life sciences.

Program Description

ALPFA Healthcare is comprised of three key components to further the development of ALPFA members in health related fields;

  • Professional Development: Programming tailored to relevant healthcare topics such as healthcare reform, racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, health & wellness, healthcare financing and healthcare access
  • Retention: Coaching & mentoring tailored to healthcare professionals
  • Recruitment: Career connections through healthcare related job postings and networking


Healthcare Partners

Boston Medical Center, Dana Farber, Partners HealthCare (MGH), Steward Health Care System (formerly Caritas Christi), Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Tufts Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Sample Programs

  • 2009 ALPFA Healthcare series hosted by BCBSMA during the 2009 National ALPFA convention
  • 2009 ALPFA Executive Leadership Summit: Healthcare track on “Healthcare Reform”
  • 2010 ALPFA Executive Leadership Summit: Healthcare track on “Who Pays for Health Care – Changes in the healthcare landscape in Massachusetts”