Vice President, Health
Foundation-Sponsored Fellow

Rita Carreón is the deputy vice president for health at UnidosUS, a national civil rights and advocacy organization. In this role since 2016, Carreón oversees the organization’s strategic direction in health, including areas of community engagement, programming, social determinants of health, and health equity. She works in partnership with UnidosUS Affiliates, government, and private partners to advance access to quality and equitable health care. Previously Carreón was vice president of clinical strategies and health care equity at America’s Health Insurance Plans and led health programming at the National Association of Community Health Centers. She sits on the American Cancer Society’s and American Heart Associations’ Health Equity Councils and is a member of Pfizer’s Multicultural Advisory Council and the Women of Impact for Health Care. Carreón is a certified health insurance executive and holds a post graduate certificate in Health Care Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in Community and School Health from California State University, Long Beach.