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Commissioner

Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., S.W., Room 120F
Washington, D.C. 20201
Tel. (202) 690-7000 / Fax (202) 690-7203

 

Delegate

Ambassador Jimmy Kolker
Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs
Office of Global Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave, Room 639H
Washington, D.C. 20201
Tel. (202) 690-6174 / Fax (202) 690-7127

 

Representatives

Cristina Rabadán-Diehl,  Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director, Office of the Americas
Office of Global Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
330 C Street, SW
Switzer Building
Washington, DC 20201
Tel. (202) 260-1733

 

Arizona Commission Members

Will Humble
Director
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 N. 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel. (602) 542-1025 / Fax (602) 542-1062

 

Emma Torres, M.S.W.
Executive Director
Campesinos Sin Fronteras
201 N Bingham Ave.
Room 6
Somerton, AZ 85350
Tel. (928) 722-5735 / Fax (928) 627-1899

Second Texas Member-Position Vacant

 

Robert Guerrero, M.B.A.
(Delegate for Will Humble)
Chief, Office of Border Health
Arizona Department of Health Services
400 W. Congress Street, Suite 116
Tucson, AZ 85701-1352
Tel. (520) 770-3110 / Fax (520) 770-3307

 

California Commission Members

Ron Chapman, M.D., M.P.H.
Director
California Department of Public Health
1615 Capitol Ave.
MS 0500
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel. (916) 558-1700 / Fax (916) 558-1760



Lawrence Kline, D.O., F.C.C.P., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.S.M.
Senior Consultant, Division of Chest and Critical Care
Medical Director, Scripps Clinic Sleep Center
Associate Adjunct Professor, Dept. Molecular and Experimental Medicine, TSRI
10666 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel. (858) 554-8845 / Fax (858) 554-8492

 

Horacio Rodiles, M.D.
Physician
Balboa Nephrology Medical Group
2205 Ross Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
Tel. (760) 353-0404

 

April Fernandez
(Delegate for Ron Chapman)
Chief, California Office of Binational Border Health
California Department of Public Health
5353 Mission Center Rd. 
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel. (619) 688-0159 
 

 

New Mexico Commission Members
Retta Ward, M.P.H.
Cabinet Secretary
New Mexico Department of Health
Runnels Building
1190 St. Francis Drive, Rm. N4100
Santa Fe, NM 87502
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
Tel. (505) 827-2951 / Fax (505) 827-2530


Bruce D. San Filippo, M.D., M.M.M.
Chief Medical Officer
Memorial Medical Center
2450 S. Telshor Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011-5076
Tel. (575) 521-2218 / Fax (575) 521-5450

 

Sue Forster-Cox, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
New Mexico State University
MSC 3HLS
PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Tel. (575) 646-2183
Fax (575) 646-4300

 

Freida Adams, R.N.
(Delegate for Retta Ward)
Director, Office of Border Health
Office of Health Equity
New Mexico Department of Health
1170 N. Solano Dr., Suite L
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Tel. (575) 528-5154, 1-800-784-0394
Fax (575) 528-6045

 

Texas Commission Members

David L. Lakey, M.D.
Commissioner
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Tel. (512) 458-7375 / Fax (512) 458-7477


J. Manuel de la Rosa, M.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Founding Dean
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
5001 El Paso Dr., Suite 3200
El Paso, TX 79905
Tel. (915) 215-4303 / Fax (915) 783-5533


Second Texas Member-Position Vacant


Ronald J. Dutton, Ph.D.
(Delegate for David Lakey)
Director, Office of Border Health
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street, M-102
Austin, TX 78756
Tel. (512) 458-7675 / Fax (512) 458-7262

State Offices of Border Health

Robert Guerrero, M.B.A.
Chief, Office of Border Health
Arizona Department of Health Services
400 W. Congress Street, Suite 116
Tucson, AZ 85701-1352
Tel. (520) 770-3110 / Fax (520) 770-3307
robert.guerrero@azdhs.gov

 

April Fernandez
(Delegate for Ron Chapman)

Chief, California Office of Binational Border Health
California Department of Public Health

5353 Mission Center Rd. 
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel. (619) 688-0159 
april.fernandez@cdph.ca.gov

Freida Adams, R.N.
Director, Office of Border Health
Office of Health Equity
New Mexico Department of Health
1170 N. Solano Dr., Suite L
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Tel. (575) 528-5154, 1-800-784-0394
Fax (575) 528-6045

freida.adams@state.nm.us

 

Ronald J. Dutton, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Border Health
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street, M-102
Austin, TX 78756
Tel. (512) 458-7675 / Fax (512) 458-7262
rj.dutton@dshs.state.tx.us

 

Outreach Offices

Arizona

Christine Cervantez
Coordinator, Arizona Outreach Office
Office of Border Health
Arizona Department of Health Services
400 W. Congress Street, Suite 116
Tucson, AZ 85701-1352
Tel. (520) 770-3114 / Fax (520) 770-3307
Christine.Cervantez@azdhs.gov


California

Connie Lafuente
Program Outreach Coordinator, California Outreach Office
Office of Binational Border Health
California Department of Public Health
5353 Mission Center Road, Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel. (619) 688-0178 / Fax (619) 688-0280
connie.lafuente@cdph.ca.gov

 

New Mexico

Brenda Alvarado

Coordinator, New Mexico Outreach Office
Office of Border Health
Office of Health Equity
New Mexico Department of Health

1170 North Solano Drive, Suite L

Las Cruces, NM 88001

Tel. (575) 528-5146 / Fax (575) 528-6045
brenda.alvarado@state.nm.us

 

 

Texas

Kathie Martinez
Project Administrator,Texas Outreach Office
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street, M-102
Austin, TX 78756
Tel: 512-458-7675 / Fax:512-458-7262
kathie.martinez@dshs.state.tx.us

 

U.S. Section Central Office

José Luis Velasco, M.S.W.
Executive Director, U.S. Section
OGA/HHS
211 N. Florence, Suite 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
jose.velasco@hhs.gov

Linda Willer, M.A.
Program Manager
USMBHC / Vargas, PC (Ctr)
211 N. Florence, Ste. 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
Tel. (915) 532-1006, Ext. 105 
Fax (915) 532-1697
linda.willer@hhs.gov

Lori Navarrete, M.P.H.
Binational Operations Coordinator
USMBHC / Vargas, PC (Ctr)
211 N. Florence, Ste. 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
Tel. (915) 532-1006, Ext. 107 
Fax (915) 532-1697
lorraine.navarrete@hhs.gov

Nicole Montoya, M.A.
Communications Specialist
USMBHC / Vargas, PC (Ctr)
211 N. Florence, Ste. 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
Tel. (915) 532-1006, Ext. 108 
Fax (915) 532-1697
nicole.montoya@hhs.gov

Mario Lopez
Information Technology Specialist
USMBHC / Vargas, PC (Ctr)
211 N. Florence, Ste. 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
Tel. (915) 532-1006, Ext. 109 
Fax (915) 532-1697

Adriana Mota
Administrative Assistant II
USMBHC / Vargas, PC (Ctr)
211 N. Florence, Ste. 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
Tel. (915) 532-1006, Ext.111
Fax (915) 532-1697
adriana.mota@hhs.gov

Paula Quintana
Administrative Assistant I
USMBHC / Vargas, PC (Ctr)
211 N. Florence, Ste. 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
Tel. (915) 532-1006, Ext.110
Fax (915) 532-1697
paula.quintana@hhs.gov



Other Partners Collocated in the BHC Office

Position Vacant
MCH Epidemiology Assignee
National Center for Chronic Disease

Prevention and Health Promotion
CDC/NCCDPHP/DRH/ASB
211 N. Florence, Ste. 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
Tel. (915) 532-1006
Fax (915) 532-1697