An accomplished leader with experience spearheading public health and social change initiatives to combat physical and psychological violence, Catherine Guerrero has dedicated her career to advancing health equity.
She has worked in various capacities to build strong networks and improve individual and community well-being during her career. Catherine possesses a deep understanding of non-profit leadership, developing community-rooted strategies to increase health and well-being and the prevention of violence.
Before joining HMA, Catherine served as the associate director and chief strategy officer of the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In that role, she oversaw programs focused on children’s health, shelter and housing efforts, violence prevention, economic justice, rural initiatives, healthcare, health equity and anti-oppression as well as improving non-profit capacity. Catherine was also responsible for facilitating organizational strategic planning processes and evaluation programming.
Her career has also included program and evaluation management with other social services organizations working to build strong community support systems and healthcare intersections of social determinates of health. She held leadership roles with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the North Carolina Division of Public Health.
Catherine earned a Master of Public Administration and a graduate certificate in women’s studies from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.