Claudia Medina, MA, is Director of Community Health Worker Initiatives within the Office for Community Health at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. She has spent the last two decades developing programs to enhance immigrant rights and gender equality and addressing health and socio-economic inequalities. Through her work she has established and strengthen strategic partnerships; created and managed highly effective teams; raised funding and groomed donors; maintained up to date knowledge on theories and practices related to gender equality, immigrant rights and non-profit management; represented Latino immigrant women at national and regional meetings; developed and evaluated effectiveness of programs and media campaigns to change social norms that tolerate violence against women; coordinated efforts among different stakeholders, and many other tasks that have made her a leader in the movement to end violence against Latino immigrant women in the USA.


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