Amparo has 29 years of experience working with Federally Qualified Health Centers. She has extensive experience and education via health care executive administration and leadership programs, including the UCLA School of Management and the UCSF Center for Health Professions. As a result of her dedication, experience, and education, she became the Chief Operating Officer for a large FQHC in Southern California. Under her leadership, the company grew from a $4 million to an $80 million annual enterprise. In addition to her role as COO, Amparo has also provided healthcare consulting services to firms in Southern California.
Her passion is to ensure access to quality, compassionate, whole-person healthcare for all regardless of ability to pay in order to help improve the health of the local communities.
As someone who maintains a constant awareness of trends and services, Amparo focuses on the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to better meet the needs of the community, keeping Community Health Centers ahead of the curve. She is well respected for her commitment to excellence and maximizing profitability and performance. In 2009 she was honored with the Health Care Champions award from the San Diego Business Journal. She is certified in Human Resource Management through California State University San Marcos and was an invited participant in the North County Leadership Program, also hosted by California State University San Marcos. She has also obtained Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt certification from San Diego State University.
In her spare time, Amparo enjoys exploring and traveling the world with friends and family.