The California Consortium for Urban Indian Health is pleased to announce that our Vice-Chair, Britta Guerrero (San Carlos Apache), has won the Sacramento County’s Leader of Tomorrow Award. Her award was announced at the Women’s Appreciation Awards Ceremony, which recognized strong women leaders who have made a difference in the Sacramento community, hosted by Congresswomen Matsui, Senator Steinberg and Assemblymember Dickinson.
“During Women’s History Month we celebrate the enormous progress women have made throughout our history and the giants of our past who struggled, suffered and prevailed on behalf of women everywhere,” said Congresswoman Doris Matsui. “I am pleased to join Senator Steinberg and Assemblyman Dickinson in recognizing the remarkable women who are making significant positive changes in our region and helping make it a better place to live.”
Britta Guerrero currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. (SNAHC). 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.
In 2010, Senate Pro-Tem Darryl Steinberg appointed Ms. Guerrero to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson appointed her as the Native American Community Liaison to the city. She has received the California Woman of Color award (Women of Color and Diversity) the Native American Community Leadership award (Indian Health Services), and the Innovations in Community Health Leadership award (National Indian Health Board). Additionally, the New Leaders Council has honored her as one of the distinguished 40 under 40.