Iliana Gilman, MA
Committed to health equity, Iliana Gilman has a proven track record of increasing patient access, fortifying cross-sector partnerships and coalition building, community engagement, and developing effective care delivery models to address individual client needs.
Prior to joining HMA in 2019, Iliana was a health care executive for more than a decade in safety-net, publicly funded, government, and non-profit health care settings. With 25 years of experience in strategic communications, she has elevated organizational impact and visibility and led initiatives to reach diverse populations with wide-ranging needs.
Before joining HMA, Iliana served as chief executive officer for a faith-based non-profit, where she developed culturally responsive, trauma-informed health care services and supports to meet the rapidly changing needs of Latinos living in poverty. Iliana led the organization through periods of substantial growth and transition, increasing patient access by 30 percent through program development including patient navigation, telepsychiatry, health literacy, teen pregnancy prevention, a mobile food pantry, family planning, and spiritual supports.
Previously, Iliana was the chief strategy officer for a local mental health authority, where she advanced equity initiatives, public policy, and strategic planning to increase access and achieve high-quality care for more than 25,000 patients. She elevated the organization’s profile, increased awareness among targeted populations and spearheaded rebranding efforts to reshape the organization’s community standing.
Iliana earned a master’s degree in media studies from The New School in New York and a bachelor’s degree in public relations and journalism from the University of Texas.