Our Mission

Encourage and support Community Health Workers and Champions who serve underserved populations by creating new opportunities and developing innovative solutions.

Our Values

Our Vision





Hard work

Accessible and trusted members of the community

 Support CHWs and champions

to allow them

to increase their personal potential,

improve their quality of life,

support their family to better serve their community.

Ileana Maria Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH

CHWCMR-Executive Director

Carlos Mejia , MD

CHWCMR-Medical Director

Samantha Barry

Financial Manager


Christian H. Lopez Moreno

Media Relations Director

 Christian was born in Mexico City in 1972, He immigrated to South California in the mid-'90s.  He and his family moved to Pierce County in 1999, and for the last 10 years he has been a volunteer activist at OneAmerica one of the largest organizations in Washington State that advocates for immigrants an refugees, in 2013 Christian completed a nine-session Scripture and Leadership Training at the Theology Faculty in Seattle University, in 2014 was accepted to be a fellow with the Jane Fellowship Program from The Russell Family Foundation in Pierce County, Christian is a Radio Show Producer and Program Coordinator at VT Radio Universal, an online radio station based in Tacoma Washington.

Leticia Rivera

Director of Grant County

Leticia works with Catholic Charity and she is a strong advocate for her community for all grant county.  She has strong experience in working with migrants and refugees for many years

In 2017 Leticia helped create and house the first annual Back to School health fairs in
Warden, Royal City, and Mattawa. 
Leticia understands the needs of her community members, the barriers and is quick to
act when action is necessary.

Christina N. Mazumder, RN, BNS

Acting Public Health Nurse

Ernesto Ramirez

Program Assistant

Washington State, United States of America

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