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Our Mission

The Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE) was founded in 1988 as a national voluntary organization seeking to foster programs and policies to increase the presence of Hispanics in health administration professions. AHHE is the first organization devoted exclusively to Hispanic healthcare executives and to the education of the healthcare industry about the Hispanic healthcare marketplace.

The East Coast Chapter of AHHE was founded in New York City in 1999 as a regional affiliate of the national organization and became the national headquarters in 2002. Based in New York City, membership has grown to over 415 individuals and 17 organizations in 14 states. In 2004, AHHE formed a strategic partnership with the National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Health which addresses supplier diversity and coverage of uninsured small businesses. For further information, contact us at info@ahhe.org

Programs and Activities

By joining the East Coast Chapter of AHHE, you will become an important advocate for increasing the number of Hispanic health care professionals in the U.S. health care setting, thereby having a major impact in helping to improve access to health care to the Hispanic community and policy issues. Addressing health care disparities through a diverse workforce by:

  • Assisting in the professional development of Hispanics in the U.S. with leadership development and mentoring programs
  • Promote public awareness of Hispanic health care needs
  • Serve as a resource to improve access to care for Hispanics
  • Advocate for greater Hispanic representation on hospital boards of trustees, medical and health-related academia
  • Gain access to influential health care executives, providing job growth and networking opportunities and creating dialogue with health care organizations across the country
  • Coordinated the creation of the Roundtable of Professional Hispanic Health
  • Associations which include the presidents of the Hispanic Dental Association, the
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals, the National Hispanic Medical Association, the Spanish American Medical Dental Society of NY, the Dominican Medical Association and Hispanic chamber of commerce board members from the northeast.

    National & Regional Partners

  • Greater New York Hospital Association
  • Aetna
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthplex
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • TIAA-CREF
  • Inlanet Digital Marketing
  • Souvez
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Center
  • Northshore-LIJ Health System
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Emblem Health
  • Affiliations

    We currently serve in a variety of regional and national leadership organizations addressing Latino diversity in the educational pipeline, board of trustees, human resources leadership and supplier diversity in healthcare and business advocacy groups, including:

  • Community Partnership to Increase Diversity in The Health Professions, New York City
  • Health Professionals for Diversity Coalition, Washington, D.C.
  • National Institute for Diversity in Heath Management, division of AHA
  • Founding Board Member, Chicago, Illinois
  • National Hispanic Health Professionals Leadership Network
  • Steering Committee Member, Washington, D.C.
  • NYS Federation of Hispanic Chambers Of Commerce, New York City
  • United States Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
  • Membership shall be comprised of individuals in healthcare administration and managers or persons on a career path to healthcare management who support the AHHE mission and objectives. Healthcare consultants and full-time academicians also apply for this category of membership.

    Category 1: One Year Membership Annual Dues $100

    Benefits of Membership:

  • Complimentary or discounted registration to chapter events and programs
  • Administrative access to members-only functions of AHHE advanced website including daily live press feed of health news from CNN and industry news, resume posting, forum room, job listings, and more!
  • Periodic reports on chapter activities, special mailings and e-mail advisories
  • Advocacy on diversity issues impacting community based organizations, Latino in Senior Management and boards of trustees
  • Speaking opportunities on health care panels and networking forums with colleagues including the Middle Managers Council
  • Participation in AHHE/GNYHA Summer Enrichment Program
  • Free Subscription to monthly Latino Health and Business E-News
  • Your Name:


    Tell Us About Yourself.


    Category 2: Student, Seniors and People with Disabilities Membership Annual Dues $25

    Benefits of Membership:

  • Complimentary or discounted fees to chapter events and career development programs
  • Periodic reports on chapter activities, special mailings and e-mail advisories
  • Advocacy on behalf of greater Latino participation in management
  • Participation in national job bank and summer internship program
  • Your Name:


    Tell Us About Yourself.


    Payment for the following membership categories are only available by check with application:

    Category 3: Corporate Charter Membership Annual Dues: $3,000

    Membership shall be reserved for non-profit or for-profit organizations providing major Financial and/or in-kind start-up support to meet the chapter’s operational and membership development efforts.

    Benefits of Membership

  • Name placement on chapter letterhead
  • Recognition at all chapter events and event sponsorship opportunities & access twice per year to chapter’s mailing list
  • Complimentary membership and admission for two to all chapter events
  • Download 2017 Corporate Charter Application

    We currently serve in a variety of regional and national leadership organizations addressing Latino diversity in the educational pipeline, board of trustees, human resources leadership and supplier diversity in healthcare and business advocacy groups, including:

    • Community Partnership to Increase Diversity in The Health Professions, New York City
    • Health Professionals for Diversity Coalition, Washington, D.C.
    • National Institute for Diversity in Heath Management, division of AHA
    • Founding Board Member, Chicago, Illinois
    • National Hispanic Health Professionals Leadership Network
    • Steering Committee Member, Washington, D.C.
    • NYS Federation of Hispanic Chambers Of Commerce, New York City
    • United States Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

    Healthcare Links

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Bellevue Hospital Center/South Manhattan Health Network
  • Bronx Lebanon Medical Center
  • Child Health Plus
  • City University of New York
  • Continuum Health Partners, Inc.
  • Epic
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc.
  • GNYHA Ventures, Inc.
  • HCA
  • Hostos Community College
  • Intramed
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Prudential Financial Services
  • Latino Commission on AIDS
  • Lutheran Medical Center
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • National Health Insurance Marketplaces (24 Hour Number - All States): 1-800-318-2596.
  • New York Health Insurance Marketplace: 855-355-5777
  • New York Health Insurance Marketplace Website
  • Other Useful Links

  • Affordable Care Act - official Site (ENGLISH) Healthcare.gov
  • Affordable Care Act - official site - (ESPANOL) CuidadoDeSalud.gov
  • American Hospital Association
  • Catholic Healthcare Association
  • Greater New York Hospital Association
  • Healthcare Association of New York State
  • National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
  • New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • New York State Department of Health
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • National Health Insurance Marketplaces (24 Hour Number - All States): 1-800-318-2596.
  • New York Health Insurance Marketplace: 855-355-5777
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  • New York Health Insurance Marketplace Website
  • Partnerships

  • Latino Medical Student Association
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • Dominican Medical Association
  • Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals
  • Spanish American Medical Dental Society of New York
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses
  • Hispanic Dental Association
  • Roundtable of Hispanic Association Presidents
  • The American Diabetes Association of Greater New York
  • Latina Cultural/Savanaah, GA
  • Calendar & Events

    By joining the East Coast Chapter of AHHE, you will become an important advocate for increasing the number of Hispanic health care professionals in the U.S. health care setting, thereby having a major impact in helping to improve access to health care to the Hispanic community and policy issues. Addressing health care disparities through a diverse workforce by Assisting in the professional development of Hispanics in the U.S. with leadership development and mentoring programs Promote public awareness of Hispanic health care needs Serve as a resource to improve access to care for Hispanics Advocate for greater Hispanic representation on hospital boards of trustees, medical and health-related academia Gain access to influential health care executives, providing job growth and networking opportunities and creating dialogue with health care organizations across the country Coordinated the creation of the Roundtable of Professional Hispanic Health Associations which include the presidents of the Hispanic Dental Association, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals, the National Hispanic Medical Association, the Spanish American Medical Dental Society of NY, the Dominican Medical Association and Hispanic chamber of commerce board members from the northeast.

    Greater New York Hospital Association  Aetna  Healthfirst  Healthplex  Johnson & Johnson  TIAA-CREF  Inlanet Digital Marketing  Souvez  New York-Presbyterian Hospital Center  Northshore-LIJ Health System  Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield  Emblem Health.

    Managed Care Magazine: 9/30/2010

    In its article: "Helping Hispanics Means Improving Preventive Care: Bracing for an influx of enrollees, medical managers at some plans take creative approaches to fixing a decades-old problem". The September issue of Managed Care Magazine (MCM) quoted our Policy Committee Chair, Mirian Zavala, MS, RN, DNSc".

    Hispanic Executive Magazine: 11/20/2010

    Press Release: 10th Anniversary Healtcare Divesity Awards Gala

    Scholarships

    The following is a list of scholarships and their Web addresses to pass along to friends and family members with college-bound kids so that this free money will not go to waste. 

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    Healthcare Links

    The AHHE Young Professionals Council

    About the YPC

    What is the Young Professional Council? The Young Professional Council  is a group of selected early careerists at the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives responsible for the success of the AHHE Mentorship program. Additionally, members of the young professional Council  have many responsibilities from collaborating with the Managers council to produce the AHHE Monthly newsletter to executing a skills-based workshops. Our members are nurses, hospital administrators, analyst, policy advocates, and consultants from hospital, diagnostic, and insurance backgrounds.

     

    Mission Statement The Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives Young Professional Council strives to identify a diverse group of early careerists whom are dedicated and passionate about leading healthcare access to Hispanic and marginally underserved populations.

      

    Vision The YPC helps ensure the success of the AHHE Mentorship Program while enhancing members exposure, in turn, creating a pipeline of talent for the Managers Council and our sponsors human resources departments.

    Values Academic and Personal Integrity Compassion and Empathy Leadership & Coaching

    Membership The YPC requires a two-year commitment and holds regular meetings monthly to ensure the success of the group. Many of our members are selected to join the YPC after successful completion of the AHHE Mentorship Program. However, members may apply for the YPC by becoming active members of the AHHE community by selecting a membership and submitting their resume, biography, and interest to info@ahhe.org.

    The Mentorship Program

    Metlife AHHE Partnership Link​ TD Bank _ Affinity Program Link​ 2017 Mentorship Program - Apply Today Apply​ Summer Enrichment Program With an increasingly multicultural population, diversity and cultural competency issues in U.S. health care have become even more critical. The Institute for Diversity?s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is helping by building a pool of diverse future leaders. The SEP provides graduate students in health administration real-world work experience.  Interns are matched with appropriate health care facilities, located nationwide, for a 0-12 week summer internship.  A volunteer executive from the host organization provides mentoring, support and career advice during the internship.  The Institute supports the interns, with leadership development education and ongoing networking and mentoring opportunities.  The Institute also provides assistance with determining the best match between interns and host sites, as well as orientation sessions for hosts and interns and detailed program materials. Please visit our website at www.diversityconnection.org  or Elaine Johnson at 312-422-2630 for more details. Scholarships Find out more​ Managers Council Forums Find out more​ Membership in the Forum is reserved for paid individual members in AHHE who have submitted a completed membership application. In addition, candidates for the Managers Council must meet at least three (3) of the following five (5) criteria listed below to have access to the Forum:     A manager is someone who manages, controls and directs and as a manager performs the following functions: Controls resources and expenditures Direct supervision of others In charge of training and providing performance review Manages a department/office Has administrative/managerial/supervisory position ​

    Download 2017 Mentorship Application

    Sponsors & Partners

    Our ever-expanding network is comprised of heathcare professionals, executive councils and New York City's finest hospitals.

    Members of The Board







    Young Professionals Council

    Leadership

    Geraldine Massuh,MPH

    Associate Director

    Paul Bousquet, BBA

    Director

    Christina Cellante, MHA

    Project Coordinator

    Stephanie Benitez

    Project Coordinator

    Contact Us

    For general inquiries, please email: info@ahhe.org
    For partnership opportunities, please email George A. Zeppenfeldt-Cestero
    AHHE National President: gzeppenfeldt@ahhe.org.

    Address:

    The Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives
    153 West 78th Street Suite 1
    New York, NY 10024
    New York, NY 10023

    Phone:

    (212) 877-1615