| David Loaiza-Funk serves as the Chair of the Diversity Committee for ACHE-NV Chapter as well as UMC hospital. David has worked with UMC hospital for 5 years leading the Cultural and Linguistic Services Department ensuring quality of Services in communications expanding projects of language proficiency, cultural competency and interpreting training. David has a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration as well as dual certification in medical/healthcare interpreting and a black belt in Lean Six Sigma for Quality improvement. David is currently starting the Nevada Caucus through the National Forum of Latinos Healthcare Executives.
|| Alvaro Vergara-Mery, PHD, CMI is a Certified Medical Interpreter and licensed trainer in the Cultural and Linguistic Services Department at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is in charge of interpreter education and training, language proficiency, cultural competence, translation and curriculum design. He has extensive experience as a practicing medical interpreter in a Level I Trauma center that serves a large population of Spanish-speaking patients and he is nationally recognized for his advanced level workshops for medical interpreters. He is a certified and licensed trainer and a cultural and language access consultant and has received California Healthcare Interpreters Association's 2016 Trainer of the Year Award. He is also an adjunct faculty member at UNLV's School of Medicine.