Dr. Jane Delgado

Dr Jane DelgadoDirector

Jane L. Delgado is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance). Dr. Delgado served on the boards of publicly traded companies (Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. the makers of Mucinex® and Vestar, Inc the biotechnology company that developed AmBisome) until they were acquired. She serves on the Board of Health Care Services for the Institute of Medicine. She is a trustee of the Northern Virginia Health Foundation (Chair), U.S. Soccer Foundation, and the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (Executive Committee, Investment Committee). She was appointed by DHHS Secretary Sebelius to the National Biodefense Science Board and was appointed by the Senate majority leader to the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC) authorized by Congress. Dr. Delgado serves on the national advisory council for Mrs. Rosalyn Carter's Task Force on Mental Health and is a member of BankInter’s Future Trends Forum in Madrid, Spain.

Dr. Delgado is a highly respected and sought after thought leader and commentator. Innovation and action have marked Dr. Delgado’s career as a leader who is transforming health, she is seen on CNN, Univision, and Telemundo. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications. In 2013 Latino Leaders named her to the 101 Most Influential Latinos in the U.S., in 2010, Ladies Home Journal named her one of the “Ladies We Love” and in 2008, WebMD recognized her as one of four Health Heroes for her dedication and resilience. A practicing clinical psychologist, Dr. Delgado launched her book series the Buena Salud® Guides in 2011. The series includes for “…a Healthy Heart,” “…Living with Diabetes,” “Overcoming Depression and Enjoying Life,” and “…Arthritis and Your Life” (English & Spanish editions, HarperCollins, 2012). Previous books include the critically acclaimed “Salud— The Latina Guide to Total Health “(HarperCollins 1997, 2002),“The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers” (English & Spanish editions, Newmarket Press, 2010). “The Buena Salud® Guide for a Healthy Heart,” was chosen by the Library Journal as one of the best health books for 2011.

Dr. Delgado served in the Immediate Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Working under then DHHS Secretary Margaret Heckler, she was a key force in the development of the landmark “Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health.” Prior to working for DHHS she held a variety of positions including Children’s Talent Coordinator for Sesame Street

The mission of the Alliance is to improve the health of Hispanic communities and secure the best health outcomes for all. Alliance community-based members serve over 15 million Hispanics and national members provide services to over 100 million consumers annually. In 2009, the Alliance was recognized by Univision with the Corazón award as the Organization of the Year and in 2010 the Nonprofit Times selected it as one of the best nonprofits to work for in the nation. The Alliance is at the forefront of technology solutions, covering the uninsured, science based solutions, promoting cultural proficiency, and linking health and the environment. 

In 1981, she was awarded a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from SUNY Stony Brook and an M.S. in Urban and Policy Sciences from the W. Averell Harriman School of Urban and Policy Sciences. Dr. Delgado lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Mark.


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