Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2016
For the last 17 years, Leticia Cazares has dedicated her personal life and career to advancing underrepresented and disadvantaged communities in San Diego, primarily working to eliminate health inequities. As Director of Outreach for the San Ysidro Health Center, a community health center with a network of 12 clinics and 23 program sites in San Diego, Leticia is responsible for community outreach and education, advocacy, partnership development and marketing. One of her most recent accomplishments was leading a team that ranked 8th in the State with the highest number of health insurance enrollments. To date, SYHC has enrolled over 12,000 low-income individuals and families in South and Southeast San Diego. Leticia currently sits on the Outreach Advisory Board for Covered CA where she helps inform policy and strategy around ACA outreach and enrollment efforts in the State.
In addition, she serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of San Diego-Imperial Counties where she is able to further carry-out her deep passion for civil liberties and social justice issues including immigration rights and criminal justice reform. Leticia received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Ethnic Studies degree from San Francisco State University, and in 2007 earned a Master of Public Health degree from San Diego State University.