Maria Hernandez, PhD, President and COO of Impact4Health is a thought leader in health equity and pay for success initiatives designed to address the upstream social determinants of health among vulnerable populations. Maria currently leads the Alameda County Pay for Success Asthma Initiative which is testing the feasibility of reducing asthma-related emergencies using health education and proven home-based environmental interventions for children. Prior to her appointment at Impact4Health, Dr. Hernandez consulted to Fortune 100 corporations, major foundations, public agencies, and elected officials. She has lead diversity and inclusion initiatives and executive education programs aimed at creating a culture of inclusion in several sectors.
Most recently, she has designed the Inclusion SCORECARD™ for Population Health to assist hospital systems and public health agencies interested in addressing the needs of increasingly diverse patient populations. Maria holds a doctorate in community psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and is an American Psychological Association Minority Fellow and Danforth Fellow. Maria is currently a Board of Trustee Member for the Alameda Health System and a Board of Director for AAA Mountain West Group, one of the largest clubs in the federation.