Meet the Director
Liliana Quintero is the Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition. Liliana holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering, and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University South Bend. Liliana is from Bogota, Colombia and came to the U.S. to complete her MBA at IUSB which she did in 2005.
Liliana brings to NIHHC a wealth of business knowledge which she has to help the NIHHC grow into what it is today. For more than five years, Liliana has managed to develop relationships with a majority of the health related organizations in Elkhart County and many state organizations. Liliana believes that everyone who serves the community should work as a team. When it comes to the community’s needs there is no competition. The community comes first. Liliana tries her hardest not to replicate services that are already offered. Liliana is passionate about removing the health disparities found in the Hispanic Community. She knows that the first steps are to convince the community that their health should be the most important thing on their minds.
Awards and Recognition
Some important details to mention are that in 2006, 2009, 2013, under Liliana’s direction, NIHHC won the Coalition of the Year Award. This award is given to the top performing coalition every year by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition in Indianapolis. In addition, Liliana won the Unsung Latina Award from IUSB in 2006. In 2007 Liliana received the Hero award from the American Heart Association. Also, in 2007 Liliana received the Women of Service award from the YWCA.