This is the first in a five-part series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector.
Brenda González (Madison) has worked for many years to help healthcare organizations move toward health equity. She is currently diversity manager at Agrace, Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit palliative care and hospice agency. She works to implement strategies for Agrace to improve access to diverse and underserved patients and assist the agency in ensuring that its staff and volunteer workforce reflects the diversity of the communities they serve. Gonzalez also oversees Agrace’s minority Certified Nursing Assistant and Emergency Medical Technician scholarship programs for graduating high school seniors and non-traditional students. Gonzalez previously served on the Agrace Foundation’s board of directors and the staff of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW), where she served as community marketing and health equity manager. She has more than 20 years’ experience collaborating in the Madison community helping people navigate the complexities of our healthcare system, especially among linguistically and financially isolated communities. She’s also a passionate and energetic dancer and shameless evangelist for local music and dancing, serving several years on the Board of Directors of Dane Dances.
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