Our Team

 In alphabetical order by first name

Carolina Toro

Recruitment Specialist

Carolina was born and raised in Colombia. She has a Bachelors in International Relations from Universidad del Rosario, Bogota-Colombia. In Colombia, she was a part of a non-profit organization that helped people who disappeared and those who were kidnapped and exploited.

Diana Ramirez-Baron

Grameen VidaSana Primary Care Physician

Diana_GRA_0358_headshotDr. Diana leads the day-to-day operations of our newly launched primary care practice in Queens. Originally from Colombia, Dr. Diana completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, and has worked as a family physician and HIV specialist in the Bronx for the past 10 years. Prior to this, she ran group programs for Hispanic women. She is passionate about building long-term relationships with our patients and their communities, and has a strong interest in preventive medicine and using an integrative approach to treat chronic conditions.

Giovanni Farias

Grameen VidaSana Operations Assistant 

Giovanni keeps our office operations running smoothly and is the first person most members meet or speak with. He is a master at juggling multiple tasks, provides wonderful customer service, and is always looking to improve our internal processes to better serve our members and make things easier for staff. Giovanni has previously worked with a non-profit organization to connect the underserved of New York City with the proper medical and social services they need. It is Giovanni’s philosophy that every human being should to be treated with empathy, dignity, and respect, and that we all deserve the opportunity to access medical care. As part of VidaSana, Giovanni will exhibit the same philosophy and passion to serve the patients that come into the facility every day.

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Greg Mann

Executive Director

Greg joins GPC after previously working for two very successful non-profit start ups: Harvard Eating Disorders Center and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and helping to launch Grameen PrimaCare in 2013. He has also worked at The Foundation for Dance Promotion/Bill T. Jones Dance Company and the NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Rollins College. Having been to 104 countries, Greg is an avid traveler and has also studied abroad in Australia.

Haydee Campos

Grameen VidaSana Health Coach

Haydee is a fervid advocate for rights, health, and the well-being of Latino community members. Haydee has worked at non-profit organizations as a financial counselor, delivered financial literacy services, and developed and implemented financial inclusion programs for low-income families, always looking for new ways and models to empower communities. Being a Health Coach is a great opportunity to continue with her community advocacy. Haydee holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

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Judith Eichner

Director of Programs

As Director of Programs, Judith assists with the development of educational programming and research activities with a focus on women’s health/maternal health. Judith graduated from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a Masters in Public Health, completing her thesis on maternal health. She has worked on research projects/initiatives such as Get Healthy Harlem and Project SHARE, both of which are a part of The Harlem Health Promotion Center. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis.

Luz Camilo

Promotora

Luz is our first Promotora working in the South Bronx to support and promote healthy living in the community. Before joining the Promotoras program, Luz was one of the first Health Coaches at Grameen VidaSana, where she provided one-on-one counseling, healthy cooking demonstrations, and mediation sessions. Born in the Dominican Republic, Luz immigrated to the US in 2005 and became a Certified Community Health Worker at LaGuardia Community College in 2013. Luz is proud to serve a community of women that overcome financial hardships, health problems, and personal challenges every day in order to lead healthier lives. In her spare time, Luz enjoys nature, meditating, and spending time with her family.

Marcela Charry

Grameen VidaSana Health Coach

Marcela is a Grameen VidaSana Health Coach. She provides clients with a rich and extensive background in healthcare that resonates about a decade of professional work as both a nurse and administrator. Originally from Cali, Colombia, she brings joy and passion to both her clients and co-workers.  Marcela holds a Bachelors in Nursing and a Masters in Public Administration. She previously worked at NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers as a Patient Navigator for the DOH’s HIV grant providing the community with social support and resources at free/low-cost services. When Marcela is not in the office you can catch her at museums looking at the latest pieces of contemporary art or enjoying a stroll through one of the many parks hidden in the city.

Maria Cerra

Grameen VidaSana Clinical Team Manager

Maria is a strong believer that everyone from all communities should have access to quality healthcare and wellness. She completed her B.A. in Romance Languages, Pre-Med, and Nutrition at New York University. Over the years, Maria has developed a passion for health, nutrition, and fitness within a variety of environments: hospitals, clinics, fitness clubs, and corporations. She received her MS in Clinical Nutrition from the New York Institute of Technology and MBA in Healthcare Administration from Davenport University. Her favorite activities include baking, strength training, yoga, and watching comedic films.

Mercy M. Martinez Campos

Recruitment Specialist

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Mercy is our Recruitment Specialist. She builds strategic relationships with current and prospective members in order to increase referrals and enrollments in GVS program. She also conducts a variety of outreach activities to positively impact the health and well-being of Latin American immigrant women in Jackson Heights. She received her Masters in Business Administration, with a specialization in Human Resources from Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico. Prior to coming to Grameen PrimaCare, Mercy supported Amnesty International in Puerto Rico as an Activism Campaign Assistant promoting awareness of human rights violations.

 

Meritxell Roca

Manager, Program Administration

Meritxell oversees our Promotoras Program, which provides resources for healthy living to women participating in Grameen America’s micro-loan program in the Bronx. In addition, she also builds and maintains relationships with social service agencies, medical institutions and other community-based organizations in that neighborhood. Prior to coming to Grameen PrimaCare, Meritxell served as Research Project Director at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has spent over fifteen years in academia managing research programs, conducting qualitative research and teaching. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Ph.D. In Communication and Humanities from Ramon Llull University (Barcelona, Spain).

Rosaura De Jesus

Promotora
Rosaura was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. Before joining Grameen Promotoras, Rosaura was a member of Grameen America in the Bronx. Her participation in the first stage of Grameen Promotoras program greatly improved her own health. Therefore, Rosaura is very excited to work for her community by sharing health tips and connecting them to resources around the neighborhood.