Our Valuable Team Members
Meet The Team nuevavidainc
Astrid Jimenez, Esq. is the Executive Director of Nueva Vida. Ms. Jimenez has vast professional experience, having worked not only in the non-profit sector, but also in the federal legislative and executive branches of government. Her legal experience includes working at international organizations and tribunals. As a Chief of Staff to a Member of Congress she was actively involved in health care policy and brings to Nueva Vida the passion to improve and empower the lives of all Latina women particularly in the health arena. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws in International Law.
Claudia Campos Galván is Nueva Vida’s Chief Programs Officer and Mental Health Director at Nueva Vida, and has been with the organization since 2007. She is in charge of leading, planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of all programs and activities at headquarters, as well as the expansion projects. She holds a Masters’ degree with Magna Cum Laude distinction in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health and currently is a PhD Candidate of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health.
Dr. Laura A. Logie is Director of Research at Nueva Vida. Before joining Nueva Vida, she served as Assistant Director at a university-wide, interdisciplinary research center at the University of Maryland. She has over 20 years of research experience working with the Latino community, the coordination of funded Latino projects and leadership in research related initiatives and outreach activities. She received her B.S. Ed degree in Health Education and Promotion from George Mason University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Maryland in Public Health/Women’s Studies.
Ana Quijada is the Patient Navigator for women who have been diagnosed with cancer or who are in the process of being diagnosed. Ms. Quijada is a cancer survivor and was trained as a counselor for the Nueva Vida program “Compañeras de Apoyo.” Before joining the Nueva Vida team, she volunteered with the organization for 5 years while working as a patient navigator for the Breast Cancer Screening Program at Shady Grove Hospital. In 2005 she was nominated by Nueva Vida for Lifetime TV’s “Breast Cancer Hero Award.” She was certified by the NBCC Project LEAD program in 2006.
Wendy Hernandez is the Outreach and Screening Patient Navigator at Nueva Vida. In this role, Wendy coordinates outreach activities to raise awareness about the importance of cancer screening. Additionally, Wendy facilitates the cancer screening appointments as well as makes connections between Nueva Vida clients and health care providers. Prior to working at Nueva Vida Wendy worked at a faith-based organization organizing workshops and in sales, both of which help her in encouraging and working with Nueva Vida’s clients.
Sandra Villa de Leon is responsible for client assessment, navigation and case management. She serves as a liaison with representatives of partner organizations, health providers and government programs and is responsible for the expansion of project activities in Baltimore, MD.
Carolina Lake is Nueva Vida’s Office Manager/Human Resources staff. She oversees the day-to-day operations of Nueva Vida and coordinates the office internship program. Carolina brings over seven years of combined experience in public policy and program management. She previously worked as Federal Programs Manager for a non-profit organization where she oversaw the implementation of two Federal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education awareness programs, as well as a Legislative Assistant in Congress on women’s health and other issues.