Spotlight: Carmen Martin
This month meet our Governing Board member Carmen Martin.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.” -Michelle Obama
Why is RIHEL important to you and the community?
RIHEL is important to me as a woman, as a woman of color, and as someone who lacked connections early in my public health career. I have always mentored women of color in order to help connect under-represented populations in public health. Now that I serve on the RIHEL Governing Board, I have the ability to advocate for women and people of color in a broader and more impactful manner.
RIHEL builds leaders using an assets-based approach, and we do all we can to ensure that vulnerable populations have strong leaders that look like them and are a part of their community. I believe in what we offer and the work that we do to help people transform themselves into powerful advocates to better serve their communities. This is something that benefits us all.
I am proud to serve as a board member for RIHEL.
Carmen Martin, MPH, is a Senior Community Health Specialist for Kaiser Permanente, and has served on the RIHEL Board since January 2016.