Leticia Reyes-Nash is an accomplished, innovative executive leader with 20 years of experience leading policy advocacy, projects, and community engagement, specifically focused on the health sector. Equity, diversity, inclusion are core values, and she integrates these values in the projects she designs, leads, and implements. Leticia operationalizes equity through her strategic and fiscal approaches to policy, program design, and implementation.
Before joining HMA, she served as the director of programmatic services and innovation at Cook County Health (CCH), there she worked across the system to expand programs and services for those served by CCH through innovative partnerships with public and private partners focused on health equity and justice.
During her tenure at CCH, she conceptualized, launched, and co-led the Center for Health Equity and Innovation (The Center) which brought together CCH’s data analytics, ideation, and funding to support better health, stronger communities, and impactful investments.
Prior to CCH, she served as the chief of health policy for the Illinois Department of Public Health where she led the development of Healthy Illinois 2021, a plan for population health improvement and a plan for behavioral and physical health integration. In addition, she secured $25 million in funding and led the implementation of the We Choose Health Initiative implementing policy, system, and environmental change in 58 counties in Illinois.
An expert in navigating government complexities to facilitate policy change and program implementation, she led ACA implementation projects with innovative approaches to the integration of public health and health system reform. In addition, she has successfully managed the expansion and implementation of key state and federal healthcare programs including All Kids, Medicare Part D, Veterans Care, and the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
Leticia is seasoned in managing grassroots advocacy and organizing, in addition to her extensive healthcare and government experience, she managed statewide field operations in political campaigns in seven states.
She earned a Master of Business Administration from National Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. In 2017, she was named a Culture of Health Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.