A leader in women’s health care
Title: Director, Health Center Operations and Women’s Health
Name of Organization: Erie Family Health Center
As a business and health care leader, Christina Urbina-Loza has positively impacted the lives of both her patients and her employees. She is a mission-driven leader who enjoys advocating for women’s health care rights and promoting professional growth.
She serves as the Director of Health Care Operations and Women’s Health at Erie Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center with 13 locations across the Chicago area. In this dual leadership role, she is responsible for managing finances and providing patients access to primary health care and prenatal care services. Simultaneously, she oversees the development, implementation and management of systems that improve care and community health outcomes.
For her hard work, Urbina-Loza earned an invitation to complete the Chicago Safety Net Learning Collaborative Leadership Program for health care professionals. She sits on the Alumnae Board of Mujeres de HACE, which offers professional development for mid-management to executive-level Latina leaders.
Originally from Michigan, Urbina-Loza has lived in the Chicago area for more than 20 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Michigan, specializing in health, aging and population, social welfare, social inequality and international social change. She also earned an MBA in health care administration from Concordia University. Urbina-Loza graduated with honors while completing an internship at Rush Hospital in Oak Park as a Quality Management Specialist, where she focused on improving patient care and staff performance based on patient safety data.