Our Mission & Vision
The mission of the DFW-CHW Association is to unite CHW and CHW Instructors for professional development and community outreach.
The DFW-CHW Association is here to serve you and provide you with the tools to successfully serve your community. Please take a look around our website. Learn more about us through our mission, our goals, view our past projects and events, find training opportunities, browse our resources, and find out how you can join our devoted non-profit member-driven organization today!
Board of Directors
Former Board of Director Members
Martha Maldonado, CHWI
Ashley Rodriguez, CCHW, CCHWI
Ashley White, CCHW
Lori Millner, Ph.D
Mercedes Cruz-Duque, CCHW
Lisa Padilla, CHWI
Jessica Davila, CHW
Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, CHWI
Laura DeHoyos, CCHW, CCHWI
Melissa Gomez, CCHWI
Tamara Venters, CCHWI
Belinda Hampton, CHWI
Cora Giddens, CHW
Discussion about starting a local association are led by Denise Hernandez. CHW leaders and allies across the metroplex met consistently for 2 years to outline the structure and purpose of the organization.
Formally established as a 501(c)3
The DFW-CHW Association received its articles of incorporation and was established as 501(c)3.
Binational Health Week Symposium
Hosted the Binational Health Week Symposium in partnership with the Mexican Consulate and the University of Texas at Arlington.
1st Employer Forum
Hosted first CHW Employer Forum to advocate for adequate supervision and collaboration with CHWs in the workplace.
1st Annual Regional Conference
Hosted the First Annual Regional Conference for CHWs across the metroplex.
Expanded Membership Support
Amid the pandemic, the DFW-CHW Association established the Membership Relief Fund and focused on COVID-19 related activities.
Established Executive Director Position
With the growth of the association, the Board voted to officially establish an Executive Director position to focus on expanding collaborations and partnerships with CHW allies across the metroplex.
The DFW-CHW Association offers engaging professional development events including four quarterly meetings annually, an annual conference, and other continuing education classes. We also provide a range of opportunities to participate in various CHW-led projects, the following is a a glimpse of the projects we’ve worked on and some events held to-date.