Paloma Hernandez, MA, MPH

Vice Chair
President & CEO, Urban Health Plan, Inc.

Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez is President and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Health Plan, Inc., a network of community health centers located in the South Bronx and Queens, named one of the top 20 community health centers in the country by the Human Resources and Services Administration in 2009. Ms. Izquierdo-Hernandez currently serves as Board Chair of the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS), as well as a Board member of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Advisory Council, NYS and The Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Advisory Council and Affinity Health Plan. She served as a member to the NYC Commission for Economic Opportunity, an appointed task force led by the Bloomberg administration that developed innovative anti-poverty approaches in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree from Boston College and master's degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University and the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.