Honoring Henrieta Villaescusa
We, here at the Urban Health Program, believe that it is important to recognize leaders in healthcare.
Today we would like to recognize Ms. Henrieta Villaescusa, MPH, RN. Ms. Villaescusa completed her bachelor’s degree from Immaculate Heart College and went on to get her master’s from UCLA. She was passionate about aiding her fellow Hispanic nurses in accomplishing their career goals and became the first Hispanic Public Health Supervisor at the LA Public Health Department. Ms. Villaescusa continued to accomplish milestones and landed the role as the first Mexican American chief nurse consultant in the Office of Maternal & Child Health, Bureau of Community Health Services. Throughout her life, she exhibited leadership, courage, and generativity. She understood the importance of representation, mentorship, and compassion in all areas of her life. We are grateful for her contributions to nursing and health professions and honor her legacy.
We encourage you to continue to honor the contributions of Ms. Villaescusa and here are a few ways to do so:
- Learn more about Ms. Villaescusa and her values.
- Model behavior that you would like to see in your workplace.
- Contribute to your community and hold space to mentor those who are inspired by you.
To discover more about Hispanic or Latin American heritage, please visit the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) website to learn more about the resources available on campus. They serve to empower through personal growth and educational opportunities. Additionally, LARES intends to prepare leaders to make both individual and collective contributions to Latino culture.
Please click here to view the webpage that highlights the many active organizations on campus that serve Hispanic communities.
Click here to access the link to learn more about the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN).
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