Marilou Carrera, RN, MPH
Community Health Equity Manager
Oregon Health Equity Alliance
Marilou manages the community health equity efforts of the Oregon Health Equity Alliance (OHEA) in Portland, OR. Since beginning this work as manager in Fall 2015, Marilou engages primarily with communities of color, organizations representing communities of color, and key stakeholder partners such as government institutions, coordinated care organizations, health systems, and non-profit organizations. She values community experience and expertise, transparency, love, communication, and lately, theory of change models. Marilou's work is informed by many experiences and identities: socially situated as a queer woman / organizer / creative of color who immigrated to the United States at a very young age; academically situated in public health and nursing; professional experiences with health equity, quality management, and clinical care; personal experiences with writing, performance, and craft. She received a BS in Biological Sciences from DePaul University in Chicago, IL and a Masters of Public Health from Portland State University. She also obtained her nursing education in Chicago, IL and has a current, active Oregon nursing license. She's a mom to Orion, a domestic tuxedo cat with chronic disease and the vocals to make sure she doesn't forget. This is her first time visiting New Orleans!
Wednesday, July 11
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM