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Board of Directors
CHA is deeply grateful to our Board of Directors for their support and leadership. Our Board includes a dynamic group of individuals with experience serving as health advocates, senior citizens and/or disability community advocates, attorneys, professors, researchers, business and non-profit executives, and Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program managers.
Ben Winker, Chair
Clare Smith, Treasurer
Catherina Isidro has over 20 years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors which have given her a keen understanding of the legislative process and association management.
Deputy Executive Director
SMP Program Manager
Christina Dimas-Kahn was the Program Manager for San Mateo Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program for 10 years before joining California Health Advocates.
Marti Holland, our Finance Director, joined California Health Advocates in 2007 and has over 35 years of experience in the accounting field.
Case Intake Analyst
Rose Morales joined the California Health Advocates team in 2023 as SMP Case Intake Analyst. She has years of experience analyzing and investigating Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Medicaid regulations and policies.
Case Intake Analyst
Reina Alvarado joined California Health Advocates (CHA) in 2023 as an SMP Case Intake Analyst. Bilingual in Spanish, she brings over 17 years of experience in the healthcare field, particularly in billings and claims.
Porsha Avila joined CHA/SMP in 2022 and serves our state’s beneficiaries through managing our SMP helpline, doing client intakes and entering client data into the SIRS database.
Training & Policy Specialist
Bonnie Burns has over thirty years of experience in Medicare, Medicare supplemental insurance, and
long-term care insurance.
Training & Education Specialist
Tatiana Fassieux is a Training Specialist for California Health Advocates (CHA) an organization dedicated to Medicare advocacy and education for Californians.
Tumikia Watu-Khuthaza worked as a graphic designer for 20+ years. Her background in design led to a web design business that she has successfully run for 11+ years.