The “Women Who Mean Business” program through the Sacramento Business Journal, recognizes Britta Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer of Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc (SNAHC) and Vice-Chair of CCUIH. The Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business program honors women prominent in a variety of private industries, government positions and community organizations, for their professional achievements, leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and community service. In economically challenging times, SNAHC has emerged as a leader in the provision of quality health care delivered through a culturally competent, family-centered and wrap around delivery system.
Ms. Guerrero holds a Clinical Faculty Appointment at the University of Southern California, Business Leadership Masters Program. In 2010 she was given a three year appointment by Senate Pro-Tem Darryl Steinberg, to the California Commission on the Status of Women. In 2010, she was appointed by Kevin Johnson, Mayor, as the Native American Community Liaison to the city of Sacramento. She was the 2010 recipient of the California Woman of Color award.
Britta graduated from Humboldt State University in 1996 and began her healthcare career in non-profit clinics. She has extensive experience working within non-profit hospital systems and comprehensive knowledge of quality improvement systems, including AAAHC, JACHO, and IMQ. Her passion for healthcare for the underserved brought her back to service within her own community. She takes the responsibility of representing an Indian organization very seriously, and has made it her personal and professional mission to ensure Native American’s have access to healthcare in urban areas such as Sacramento, a population that is often overlooked, tremendously underserved and is still suffering from disproportionate health disparities.
Her most important role however, is as a wife and a mother to her 2 children, to whom she credits her ability to be flexible yet firm. Guerrero is an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
Britta and the other awardees will be honored June 19 at a luncheon at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento.Tags: CCUIHmembers, SNAHC