El Centro employee joins Swope board of directors

Cielo Ortega-Fernandez

Swope Health Services recently added Cielo Fernandez-Ortega to its board of directors.

Ms. Fernandez-Ortega currently serves as the chief program officer at El Centro, Inc., where she develops services that meet the needs of the Hispanic community such as health literacy, financial empowerment and preschool education.
“Connecting El Centro clients to quality health providers is another key service we provide,” Fernandez-Ortega said. “I see such potential in the level of care Swope Health Wyandotte can provide to our community and I am committed to strengthening this connection.”

Ortega has served on the boards of the Mother and Child Health Coalition, the Mexican American Women’s National Association of Kansas City and the Coalition of Hispanic Women Against Cancer.

“I’m honored that someone of Ms. Fernandez-Ortega’s caliber agreed to sit on our board,” said Dave Barber, SHS president and CEO. “We look forward to working with her to better serve the healthcare needs of Wyandotte County.”

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