Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.
Linda Osterlund, Board President
Regis University Vice Provost,
Dr. Osterlund is Vice Provost and Professor in the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy at Regis University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years. She earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, and has been supervising students and interns in mental health since 1995. Dr. Osterlund has extensive experience working with non-profit community service and professional organizations including; President of Colorado Counseling Association; Behavioral Health representative and executive committee board member for Regis Neighborhood Health; and Program Director, Clinical Supervisor and Consultant for City Impact, Inc. in Oxnard, California. She has been on the board of directors since 2017.
Darrell J. Vigil, Board Vice President
Colorado Health Network,
Darrell Vigil is the Chief Executive Officer of Colorado Health Network, a statewide not for profit health services organization with a focus on serving individuals living with HIV. Darrell has served in not for profit executive leadership positions since 1999, first at Bibliographical Center for Research and then at OMNI Institute. He has been in his current position since 2012. Darrell served on Governor Hickenlooper’s HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Coalition from 2013 to 2015 and currently serves on Denver Mayor Hancock’s GLBT Commission. Darrell has served on Clinica’s board of directors since 2010 and is a past-President. Darrell is a Colorado native and completed his MBA in finance and accounting at Regis University in 2006.
Candy Hernandez, Board Treasurer
Fred Loya Insurance Sales Manager,
Candy Hernandez is a mother and a full time Sales Manager at Fred Loya Insurance. She has been on the board of directors for Clinica Tepeyac since 2014 and currently is the board Treasurer.
Mrs. Ludy Esperanza Chacon, Board Secretary
Ludy Chacon is a mother and grandmother, who is retired and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and family. She has been a board member since 2016 and is presently Board Secretary.
Jaqueline Morales-Lozano Assistant Board Secretary
Jacqueline Morales is self-employed and a member of the board of directors since 2016, and is presently Assistant Board Secretary. She has been a patient of the clinic since 2011.
Carlos Contreras, Assistant Board Treasurer
Department of Human Services,
Carlos Contreras is employed with the City and County Department of Human Services. Carlos studied at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Carlos has been on the board since 2014 and is currently Assistant Board Treasurer.
Ann Murphy PHD, CMA
Dean, School of Business, MSU,
Ann Murphy, whose career has spanned both the business world and the classroom, has been Dean of the School of Business at Metropolitan State University of Denver since June of 2011.
Murphy has been at Metro State since 1997 and won the business school's Distinguished Faculty Achievement in Teaching Award in 1998-99. In the private sector, she worked as a budget and financial analyst, as well as accounting and treasury manager at Salomon North America, Inc. She also worked as a controller at Trammel Crow Co.
She has worked with the Colorado AIDS Project and currently is involved with the Colorado Cancer Research Project and Clinica Tepayac, which provides medical care for low income families in Denver.
David Martinez P.C.
David A. Martinez is a Colorado native who can trace his family roots to the original continuous settlers in the San Luis Valley dating to the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant from the Mexican government in 1844. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder; Stanford University and the College of Law at the University of Denver.
Dr. Gilbert Vigil, DDS
Associate Dentist at Martinez Dental,
Studied at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry and has been on the board of directors since 2017.
Executive Director Firefly Autism,
Jesse Ogas is Executive Director of Firefly Autism, an amazing organization that works with Children with Autism from ages 18 months to 21 years of age. Jesse has been on and off the board of directors since the clinic’s inception in 1994 and is a highly valued member.
Yuvicela’s is a mother and homemaker, as well as a volunteer with her church and has been a board member since 2016.
Rita Elsa Toro
Rita is a mother and a homemaker as well as a pastor in her church. She is also a volunteer at her son’s school in Aurora. She has a small event prepping business. She has been on the board since 2016.
Cathryn has lived in Colorado since November of 1999, and has resided in Colorado Springs and Denver since 2008. She attends an independent Baptist church where she volunteers in the food bank. She is a US Army veteran from the Viet Nam era. I try to be an advocate for veterans. She is also an ordained minister and volunteered in many transgender support groups from 2000 to 2014. She also worked with a Native American group for about 2 years and currently lives in the Elyria/ Swansea area since 2015. She has just become a member of the board in 2018.
Jim Garcia, Chief Executive Officer of Clinica Tepeyac
Chief Executive Officer, Ex officio (non-voting) Board Member founded Clínica Tepeyac in 1994. He brings more than two decades of executive management and leadership experience in community health, education and human services programs. He serves on numerous boards and committees, including the University of Colorado School of Public Health Advisory Board, the Board of Environmental Health for the City of Denver, Live Well Colorado and Healthier Colorado. Mr. Garcia holds a BA from
Regis University, and an MPA from the University of Colorado.
Dr. Pamela Valenza, Chief Health Officer of Clinica Tepeyac
Chief Health Officer, Ex officio (non-voting) Board Member
Dr. Pamela Valenza, MD, Chief Health Officer Tepeyac’s CHO starting in February 2018, provides medical direction, supervision, and integration of medical, behavioral, and dental health services within the clinic using her expertise working in integrated, team-based medical settings. Dr. Valenza received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine where she received an Award for Excellence in Family Medicine, and she has since focused on serving Latinos, immigrants, Spanish speakers and medically underserved populations. Dr. Valenza completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Colorado/Denver Health, where she was appointed chief resident, and she is currently certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. In 2016, she received an award from the Pennsylvania Medical Society as one of the Top 40 Under 40 physicians in the state of Pennsylvania. Her interests include women’s and children’s health including obstetrics, community health, and teaching. Dr. Valenza is an active member of the medical team at Clínica Tepeyac and she sees prenatal patients, children, and adults.
Patricia Martinez is a mother and a volunteer at her grandchildren’s school. She also has a cleaning business and volunteers with disabled children. She has been on the board since 2016.