Paloma Hernandez MPH, MS

Chair-Elect, NACHC Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer, Urban Health Plan

Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez is President and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Health Plan (UHP), a system of community and school-based health centers located in the South Bronx, Corona, Queens and Central Harlem. Paloma has dedicated her professional life to eliminating health disparities and improving the lives of the people in the communities that she serves. Under her leadership, services have been developed assuring that the medically frail and elderly have access to integrated and well-coordinated care. Paloma currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of NACHC. Paloma holds two Masters from Columbia University’s Teachers College and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and two Honorary Doctoral Degrees in Social Sciences from Boston College and Humane Letters from Metropolitan College of New York.