Bertha A. Dominguez, MS, Education Director, is Director of Education at the Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (LaCMER), UCSF Fresno. She oversees the education unit and the implementation and development of the health professions education pipeline program consisting of the middle school Junior Doctors Academy, the high school Doctors Academy and the Premedical & Health Scholars Program. She works closely with school site and university administrative staff in the development of the pipeline programs. She supervises the Academic Program Coordinators and support staff for each of the segments of the education pipeline programs. She is a CollegeEd trainer for the College Board CollegeEd program, facilitator for the Junior Doctors Academy and Doctors Academy parent empowerment workshops, and facilitator for teen communication and self-esteem workshops. She has presented on the educational pipeline program in numerous state and national conferences. She serves as the education unit representative for the LaCMER Partnerships for Health Professions Education (PHPE) council.
Diana Cantu, MA, Academic Program Coordinator has been with the Educational team for 10 years. She is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the educational activities for students of the pipeline program who are enrolled in the Doctors Academy (DA) programs. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the Academic Intervention Program (AIP) for the DA students. She serves at Sunnyside, Selma and Caruthers high schools within Fresno County. She works closely with students, parents, school site teachers, counselors, and the administrative staff and serves as a strong student advocate in support of student’s academic, social and career development. Ms Cantu visits the school sites at least once a week.
Francisco J Borboa, MPH, Academic Program Coordinator III is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of educational activities for the Junior Doctors Academy programs at Kings Canyon, Terronez, and Sequoia Middle Schools. He works closely with students, teachers, and counselors and school administrations. Mr. Borboa worked for Fresno Unified as a Community Relations Liaison, Community Education Specialist, and Migrant education Liaison serving families and students in various capacities. He is currently completing a Masters Degree in Public Health Promotion at California State University.
Juan Carlos Gutierrez, DC, MA. Academic Program Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of educational activities for students in the California State University, Fresno Health Careers Opportunity Program. Juan Carlos is an alumnus of the Fresno State HCOP program and has been involved with the program as a student, staff personnel and currently as a program coordinator. Juan Carlos is responsible in implementing programs and activities that will allow the Fresno State HCOP students to pursue careers in the health professions.
Marlen Saldivar, Administrative Assistant III provides administrative support to the Academic Program Coordinators working
Angela Allison, Administrative Assistant III provides administrative support to the Academic Program Coordinators working with the Junior Doctors Academy, Doctors Academy, and the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) pipeline programs. Mrs. Allison has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Prior to working with us, Mrs. Allison worked as a Marketing Administrative Assistant.
Denise Ramos, Executive Assistant for Katherine Flores, MD, Director of the Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (LaCMER). She also provides administrative support for the California Health Professions Consortium (CHPC), and the Latino Resident Reception. Prior to working at the Latino Center, Mrs. Ramos worked with the department of psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital as an Academic Analyst. She has worked with the University for 10 years.