Astrid Jimenez, Esq

Executive Director

Ms. Jimenez has vast professional experience, having worked not only in the non-profit sector, but also in the federal legislative and executive branches of government. Her legal experience includes working at international organizations and tribunals. As a Chief of Staff to a Member of Congress she was actively involved in health care policy and brings to Nueva Vida the passion to improve and empower the lives of all Latina women particularly in the health arena. She holds a BS in Foreign Science, a J.D. and a Master of Laws in International Law (LLM).

Dr. Laura A. Logie

Director of Research

Before joining Nueva Vida, she served as Assistant Director at a university-wide, interdisciplinary research center at the University of Maryland. She has over 20 years of research experience working with the Latino community, the coordination of funded Latino projects and leadership in research related initiatives and outreach activities. She received her B.S. Ed degree in Health Education and Promotion from George Mason University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Maryland in Public Health/Women’s Studies.

Claudia Campos Galván

Chief Programs Officer and Mental Health Director

Ms. Campos Galván has been with the organization since 2007. She is in charge of leading, planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of all programs and activities at headquarters, as well as the expansion projects. She holds an MA degree with Magna Cum Laude distinction in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health.

Ana Quijada

Patient Navigator Manager

Ana Quijada is the Patient Navigator Manager for women who have been diagnosed with cancer or who are in the process of being diagnosed. Ms. Quijada is a cancer survivor and was trained as a counselor for the Nueva Vida program “Compañeras de Apoyo.” Before joining the Nueva Vida team, she volunteered with the organization for 5 years while working as a patient navigator for the Breast Cancer Screening Program at Shady Grove Hospital. In 2005 Nueva Vida for Lifetime TV’s “Breast Cancer Hero Award” nominated her. The NBCC Project LEAD program certified her in 2006.

Wendy Hernandez

Outreach and Screening Patient Navigator

Wendy coordinates outreach activities to raise awareness about the importance of cancer screening. Additionally, she facilitates the cancer screening appointments as well as makes connections between Nueva Vida clients and health care providers. Prior to working at Nueva Vida Wendy worked at a faith-based organization arranging workshops and in sales. Wendy’s previous work experiences have been key in developing and strengthening Nueva Vida’s outreach and partners’ network.

Sandra Villa de Leon

Baltimore Program Manager

She is responsible for client assessment, navigation and case management. She serves as a liaison with representatives of partner organizations, health providers and government programs and is responsible for the expansion of project activities in Baltimore, MD.

Sara Asad

Office Manager and Activities Coordinator

She oversees the day-to-day operations of Nueva Vida and coordinates the office internship program. Sara brings over thirty years in office administration and management and holds a BS in Business Administration. Previously, she worked in management and administration for the Sears Holding Company.

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