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Diversity Is Our Mission

At our most recent Castellano Family Foundation meeting, the Trustees – myself; my mother, Carmen Castellano; my sister, Maria West; and my brother, Armando Castellano, all voted to include the values of diversity, equity and inclusion into our overall...

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Stand Up and Be Counted

I first learned about making my voice heard as a young girl growing up in San Jose, California. I vividly recall hopscotching in front of a sign my parents put on our front lawn that read, “Save Our Schools:...

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The Importance of Advocacy

One of the things I love most about my job is that it involves advocacy. Advocacy at the state and national level on behalf of community health centers and the nearly 6 million patients they serve each year. Advocacy...

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The Importance of Diversity

Last week I had the privilege and honor of attending the Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) 2016 Leadership Convening conference held in Sonoma, California. I feel blessed that I was joined by my parents, Alcario and Carmen Castellano, along with...

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Ensuring Patient Access

There is no doubt that California has led the nation in health care reform and become a model for others to follow. Our success with outreach and enrollment efforts has led to millions of Californians now having much-needed health...