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This profile was last updated on 10/27/10  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • BOARD of TRUSTEES Member
    The Anthem Foundation of Ohio
  • Board of Trustees Member
    The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
  • Member
    National Advisory Council on Migrant Health
17 Total References
Web References
Enedelia Cisneros, Promotora
www.migranthealth.org, 27 Oct 2010 [cached]
Cisneros and the other Promotoras often arrange appointments with great urgency, as some 44 percent of the pregnant women served during the past two years did not begin their prenatal care until the third trimester, said Viola Gomez, the project administrator for Rural Opportunities.
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No wonder, Gomez said, that only ''very, very special women'' are up to the Promotora task.
Yet the rewards -- particularly within a culture where family means everything, where members tend to remain more fused than scattered -- are great.
''Why are we here,'' Gomez asked, ''if not to help those who weren't born with an equal chance?''
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Cisneros and the other Promotoras often arrange appointments with great urgency, as some 44 percent of the pregnant women served during the past two years did not begin their prenatal care until the third trimester, said Viola Gomez, the project administrator for Rural Opportunities.
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No wonder, Gomez said, that only ''very, very special women'' are up to the Promotora task.
Yet the rewards -- particularly within a culture where family means everything, where members tend to remain more fused than scattered -- are great.
''Why are we here,'' Gomez asked, ''if not to help those who weren't born with an equal chance?''
HPF-Ohio Board of Trustees & Staff - Greater Cincinnati Foundation 2009
www.greatercincinnatifdn.org, 30 July 2010 [cached]
Viola Gomez Director, Grants and Programs, PathStone Corporation
Community Health Leadership Program
www.communityhealthleaders.org, 30 May 2001 [cached]
"Dr. Jackson is called doctor, preacher, historian, motivator, confidant, counselor and friend," says Viola Gomez, health administrator for Rural Opportunities, Inc., in Ohio and Jackson's nominator.
Viola Gomez Appointed to ...
www.greatercincinnatifdn.org, 12 Aug 2008 [cached]
Viola Gomez Appointed to Anthem Foundation of Ohio Board of Trustees
08.06.2008 -
The Anthem Foundation of Ohio (AF-Ohio), a supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), has appointed Viola Gomez to its board of trustees.AF-Ohio focuses on grantmaking for preventive health care programs, in particular initiatives focused on preventive oral health care and family violence prevention.
Presently, Gomez is the Director of Grants and Programs for Rural Opportunities, Inc. (ROI), an organization where she has served in various capacities for the past 20 years.In her current role, she is responsible for auditing and monitoring grants, project development and planning.ROI's mission is to build family and individual self-sufficiency by strengthening farm worker, rural and urban communities through programs and advocacy.
Gomez's personal experience as a migrant farm worker provides her with a unique and valuable perspective about meeting the health needs of the underserved."My mission is to help empower the underserved so that one day they too can make a difference in their community," said Gomez.
A long-time advocate for the needs of migrant farm workers, Gomez is also involved in many organizations that address the health needs of the Latino population.She has served as a member of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health and has been
recognized by that organization for her exemplary service.Gomez also currently serves
AF-Ohio Board of Trustees & Staff - The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
www.greatercincinnatifdn.org, 7 June 2009 [cached]
Viola Gomez Director, Grants and Programs, Rural Opportunities, Inc.
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