Community Health Workers of CHP
The EWC Central Coast region works with a team of bi-cultural and bilingual community health workers to provide health education classes throughout our local communities to individuals who are 21-64 years old, have low income, and have rarely or never been screened.
Yadeel Lopez, Community Health Worker & Patient Navigator
Yadeel has been involved with many projects at Community Health Partnership regarding health coverage and women’s health. She has been a Community Health Worker in Santa Clara County with EWC since 2010. She enjoys her job because she gets the opportunity to get to know other people and educate women in the community about breast and cervical health. Through her extensive experience in navigation she has worked with many women to overcome barriers to access early detection and prevention exams. She also offers her support in obtaining necessary identifications from their country’s consular services. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters, listening to music and working on crafts. Yadeel is bilingual in Spanish and English, and a graduate of Technological Institute, Sinaloa, Mexico in Computer Science and Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Promotora de la Salud.
Columba Rios, Community Health Worker
Columba has been a Community Health Worker in Monterey County with EWC since 2022. Ever since she was a child, she has enjoyed helping her community and those most in need. She loves to spend time with her husband and three children; especially going to her sons sporting events. Columba also loves to make pastries and decorated gelatin. During her time outside of CHP, she works as a Community Health Worker providing education about COVID-19, the COVID-19 vaccine and other health information. She is also part of the Agricultural Commissioner committee of Monterey County where she supports people who work in the fields.
Isaira Hernandez, Community Health Worker
Elena Olsvold, Community Health Worker
Elena has been a Community Health Worker in San Benito and Santa Clara Counties with EWC since 2008. Her ability to reach out to woman, and her passion for the Every Woman Counts Program, makes her job gratifying. Connecting to women at outreach events and educational classes on Breast and Cervical Cancer means a lot to her. She also connects with women she follows up with for Navigation Assistance. This phone conversation gives her an opportunity to reach out to women, and inform them about the program more effectively. Her greatest satisfaction is to help the uninsured and to know that every woman that she speaks with will have the opportunity to take advantage of this amazing program. She believes it is necessary to connect with the community, to get to know them, and understand their needs. As a mom and a wife, she is always trying to balance her passion for what she does and her family.
Rosa Quiroz, Community Health Worker
Rosa has been a Community Health Worker in Santa Clara and San Benito Counties with EWC since 2016. She has always had an interest and worry/concern about everybody’s lifestyles, how they live, and what they eat and drink. She has nine years of experience as a Promotora in the areas of emergency preparedness, tobacco control, nutrition, and breast and cervical cancer awareness. She enjoys her job since she gets to help people, teach classes, and give advice on how to take care of themselves. She feels satisfied when she calls women and hears that they used the program and made their appointments. This program really helps a lot of people, and she gives thanks to God for allowing these programs to exist. Rosa is fluent in English and Spanish and has attended Gavilan College.
Sau Ching Mui, Community Health Worker
Ching has been a Community Health Worker in Santa Clara County with EWC since 2017. She enjoys taking care of others and is proud of herself for becoming an EWC CHW. She considers herself a shy person and had to challenge herself to become more open-minded in this role. In addition to her role as CHW, she is also a Medical Assistant at Golden Heritage Senior Living. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, gardening, playing with her dog, and reading. Ching was born and raised in Hong Kong and is fluent in English and Cantonese, and is able to understand Mandarin as well. She received her teaching credential from Grantham College of Education in Hong Kong and also graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Socorro Alanis, Community Health Worker
Socorro has been a Community Health Worker in Santa Cruz County with EWC since 2022. She enjoys her job because it gives her the opportunity to educate women about the importance of getting their annual check-ups on time and help them access the screening services. During her time outside of CHP, she works for Women Care, where she helps women who are going through or have had a past cancer diagnosis. She enjoys hosting cancer support meetings with the women. During her free time, she likes to spend time with her family. Socorro is bilingual in Spanish and English, and is a graduate of Santa Cruz High School.