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.
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
also currently serves