Dr. Cynthia A. Telles Elected to the Board of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health


Cynthia A. Telles, Ph.D.

"We are pleased to welcome Cynthia A. Telles, Ph.D. to the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health," said Augustine C. Baca, Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading health advocacy working for the best health outcomes for all. Mr. Baca added, "Dr. Telles brings decades of knowledge, experience, and commitment to health with a special emphasis on the mental health issues of the Hispanic Community." Dr. Telles commented, "While there have been great advances in health we are still not where we need to be with respect to the mental health of all communities."

Dr. Cynthia Telles is the director of the Spanish-Speaking Psychosocial Clinic of the Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, and a clinical professor with the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Telles serves on the boards of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and serves on the Executive Advisory Board of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan ofGeorgia, Inc. Dr. Telles also serves on the Los Angeles Airport Commission.

Dr. Telles is a founding board member of the Public Policy Institute of California, and previously served on the boards of the California Endowment (as board chair from 2004 to 2006), Sanwa Bank, Americas United Bank, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. She served on the boards of General Motors, the Pacific Council on International Policy, a non-partisan international affairs organization, the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, and the California Community Foundation (Immediate Past Chair).

Dr. Telles was appointed by President Obama to the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. Throughout her career, Dr. Telles has received many awards and commendations from organizations and governmental entities across the Nation. Dr. Telles was selected by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the Nation in 2006 and in 2010.

Dr. Telles received a bachelor of arts degree from Smith College and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Boston University. She has published extensively in mental health, particularly with respect to the assessment and treatment of Hispanic populations.

About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance)

The Alliance is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the best health outcomes for all. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.

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