Happy Holidays  to all our friends and supporters
During this season of giving, we are grateful for the generous support of the following 2015-2016 partners for making our work possible.
Job Postings
All of our 2015 Annual Awards supporters and non-profit healthcare organizations can post unlimited job opportunities on our website. To get your personal sign-in code, provide your contact information to info@ahhe.org.
Healthcare Events Calendar
Geraldine Massuh, AHHE Project Coordinator

Geraldine has been developing the AHHE website including the new calendar of healthcare events. She has created digital outreach materials among other content for students and mentors for the next Jose "Pepe" Morales, Jr. Mentorship Program that will begin in January 2016. She is also working on brand positioning for AHHE using social media platforms for increased engagement.
Mentors and Mentee Application
Paul Bousquet, BBA, National Mentorship Coordinator

It has been an exciting year for AHHE with the launch of the Jose "Pepe" Morales Jr. mentorship program. The mentorship program has bought top students from the NYC area and paired them with Latino executives allowing a dynamic and unique partnership that has not been seen within the industry. As we gear up for 2016, we have a new pool of eager mentees, excited to gain access to professionals and begin their career. We've worked hard to create partnerships with institutions such as Columbia, Mt. Sinai, and the CUNY system to identify talented students that have the potential to change healthcare as we know it. We've worked hard to ensure a smooth mentorship program, which will allow AHHE to continue to grow and flourish. I'm looking forward to see what 2016 has in store and excited to be a part of such an icon organization! To become a mentor, go to the mentor flyer  and send your bio to: info@ahhe.org.
Project Intern on Foundation Funding for Mentorship Program
Jean-Claude Velazquez serving as AHHE Project Intern and Incoming Administrative Fellow at the Mayo Clinic 

As AHHE continues to grow and develop the next generation of Hispanic executives, our mentorship program plays a critical role in this objective. The Jose Pepe Morales mentorship program was a great success last year and we are excited to select the incoming year mentees. However, a new goal for 2016 is to identify funding resources for the mentorship program with which we can use to make the program even better than before.
DSRIP Update and Video
"10/2015 DSRIP Update and the Impact on the Healthcare Workforce" 

DSRIP is the main mechanism by which New York State will implement the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Waiver Amendment. DSRIPĀ“s purpose is to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program, with the primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by 25% over 5 years. The entities that are responsible for creating and implementing a DSRIP project are called Performing Provider Systems (PPS). The panel will discuss current success and issues PPS are facing around workforce as PPS implement their DSRIP project plans. The standing room audience of DSRP executives represented the New York State Department of Health, NewYork-Presbyterian, North Shore-LIJ, Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative and the Greater New York Hospital Association. Watch the complete video.
Save the Date
19th Annual Healthcare Diversity Awards 

Thursday, June 23, 2016, "The Politics of Healthcare," New York Academy of Medicine, Awards Chair, Luis A. Vazquez. For corporate membership or 2016 awards partnership, contact, George A. Zeppenfeldt-Cestero at GZeppenfeldt@ahhe.org or call 917-974-8164 
Happy Holidays and a Healthy 2016! 
AHHE 2015 LEADERSHIP

George A. Zeppenfeldt-Cestero (President)
Nilda I. Soto, MA, Ed (Vice President)
Michael J. Melendez, MSW (Secretary)
Nelson Vega-Garcia, MPA (Treasurer)
Manuel A. Rosa (Founding Board Member and Chair, Leadership Council)
Jeannette Marrero RN, BSN, MS, Board Member
Christopher R. Rodriguez, MA, Board Member
Dr. Mirian Zavala, RN, DNS, Board Member
Juan Mejia, MPH, Board Member
Millie Onofrietti, Board Member
Clara Irizarry, MPA, Board Member
S. Angela Gonzalez-Perez, MPA
Wilson Davila, MBA, RT
Kimlee Roldan-Sanchez, MPA
Paul Bousquet, BBA, (AHHE National Mentorship Coordinator)
Geraldine Massuh, MPH Candidate (AHHE Program Coordinator)
Jean-Claude Velasquez, MHA Candidate, (AHHE Project Coordinator)