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Featured Speaker

Leslie Martinez

Leslie Martínez has a distinguished career spanning over 25 years of dedicated work, aimed at enhancing the health and well-being of vulnerable migrants in the United States. With a comprehensive understanding of health content, Leslie has occupied significant roles within Mexico's diplomatic missions, leaving a lasting impact. She has played a key role at the Mexican Embassy in the United States, fostering stronger community connections with healthcare resources. Her contributions extended to the Mexican Embassy in Spain, showcasing her commitment to cross-cultural health awareness.

During her tenure as the Consul of Community Affairs at the Mexican Consulate in Orlando, Leslie pioneered initiatives that built essential support networks within the Latino Community of Central and North Florida. Notably, she established the Ventanilla de Salud  (Health Window), enhancing healthcare accessibility, and collaborated with financial institutions to improve financial literacy among Latinos. As the National Coordinator of the Health Window at the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, Leslie oversaw a network of 51 Health Windows across the United States. Her role significantly improved healthcare resource provision and elevated the quality of training for health advocates on vital topics. Currently serving as the Latino Engagement Manager at Compassion & Choices, Leslie employs her extensive experience as a health content expert to spread knowledge about end-of-life decisions, palliative care, and hospice within Latino communities. Her academic journey includes a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of the Americas in Mexico City and a Master's degree from Complutense University in Madrid, Spain.

Leslie Martinez
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