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Who We Are

The purpose of this organization is to serve the Hispanic Community and Professional Registered Nurses and nursing students, in an effort to promote the Hispanic presence in society. A commitment to fostering research, academic activities for the membership and continued advancement of Hispanic health care and culture is the focus of the NAHN NY Chapter. 

What We Do

The NAHN NY chapter provides members with the opportunity to address issues impacting the health and care of Hispanics at the local and state levels.


Benefits of chapter membership include:

  • Qualifying for awards and scholarships

  • Monthly forum to discuss local community issues

  • Participation in health promotion activities, professional/social networking events, and continuing education and job opportunities

  • Leadership development

  • Mentorship programs


We invite you to visit the National Hispanic Nurse Association's website for more information on membership benefits: Click here 


NAHN NY by laws: Click Here

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  • Provide a forum for nurses to analyze and evaluate the health care needs of the Hispanic community 

  • Assess the safety and quality of health care delivery services to the Hispanic community 

  • Identify barriers to the delivery of health services to Hispanic consumers and recommend appropriate solutions to local, state, and federal agencies. 

  • Develop, test, and promote culturally sensitive models of intervention that provide effective nursing care for Hispanic communities 

  • Disseminate research findings and policy perspectives related to Hispanic health care needs to local, state, and federal agencies in order to impact policy making and the allocation of resources 

  • Collaborate with, and provide assistance to, other Hispanic health care professionals 

  • Identify Hispanic nurses throughout the nation in order to monitor the size and growth of this group of health care professionals who may provide culturally sensitive nursing care to Hispanic consumers 

  • Identify barriers to quality education for Hispanic nursing students and recommend appropriate solutions to state, local, and federal agencies 

  • Work toward recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in nursing education programs, in order to increase the number of bilingual and bicultural nurses who may provide culturally sensitive nursing care to Hispanic consumers. 

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NAHN NY Board Members

Jeff Dominguez 

Jeff Dominguez is the current President of the NY Chapter of NAHN, he is also the Nurse Care Manager of Solid Organ Transplant at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.  He is passionate about improving patient outcomes, increasing access to care in underrepresented communities and increasing the number of Latino Nurses in the profession. He is currently pursuing his MS in Advanced Clinical Management and Leadership at Columbia University.


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Sylvia Collado Gonzalez RN BSN

Where do you live?

  I am originally from the South Bronx but with my 44 years of                nursing service at NYP I have been living in the Washington Heights      area. 

How do you spend your time now?
   My pleasure is having more free time for volunteerism, mentoring       and learning eldercare

Vivian Torres-Suarez, Past President

What’s your guilty pleasure? 

    Great wine and traveling to wonderful places

Favorite spanish dish? 

    Arroz con pollo with avocado salad

Who do you look up to?   

    My 2 wonderful children are my Super Heroes

Ana De La O – Legeros 
Board Member

What is your favorite vacation spot?  
    The vacation spot varies depending on the time of the year

What’s your guilty pleasure? 
    It is an occasional slice of lemon meringue pie 

Favorite Spanish dish? 
    One of my favorite Hispanic dishes are “pupusas”, a Salvadorean         dish

Lisette Altreche
Board Member

Where in NY do you live?  

    Born in Brooklyn, but I was primarily raised in Staten Island

What’s your guilty pleasure?


Favorite Spanish dish?

    Arroz con Gandule, Pernil y Platano Maduro

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Erica Herreros 
Nominating Committee

Who do you look up to?

    I look up to my parents and my older sister who have shown              me that with hard work and perseverance anything is possible

What’s your guilty pleasure?

    Spoiling my dog Bella. I love seeing her happy and wagging                 her tail

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Eliana Alonzo
Nominating Committee

What is your favorite vacation spot?

    Anywhere that involves crystal clear blue water and white sand       beaches

Favorite Spanish dish?

    Churrasco (grilled skirt steak) with tostones

Where in NY do you live?

    I live in Throggs Neck -Bronx

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