(PHOENIX – June 11, 2019) – Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, has named Aidee Covarrubias as the organization’s Manager, Senior Program. Covarrubias will oversee Esperança's relationship with HUD housing facilities and manage implementing their health education.
She is a native of Sonora, Mexico and has lived in Arizona since 1996. As an experienced promotora de salud (community health worker), her bi-cultural background and passion for community service led her to many volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles.
She has completed the behavioral health sciences program at South Mountain Community College. In June 2018, Covarrubias received the Joel S. Meister Outstanding Community Health Worker Award from Arizona Community Health Workers Association.
“The senior program coordinator role is vital to our success working with residents in the Valley’s low-income housing communities,” said Jeri Royce, president and CEO of Esperança. “Aidee’s enthusiasm for community health coupled with her bi-cultural background is a perfect fit for this position.”
Esperança, an Arizona-based global health nonprofit organization, is transforming lives on a local and global level. Its Phoenix-based program is uniquely positioned as the leader in providing health education and resources to Maricopa County’s most at-risk and under-served youth and adults through programs such as oral health, chronic disease prevention and management, nutrition, and parent ambassador training. Further, the organization works within some of the poorest communities in the world, including Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Mozambique and Ecuador, by coordinating volunteer surgical missions, ecological housing, disease prevention and education, food security and access to clean water. For more information, please visit: www.esperanca.org.