About Our Team

CHI Office Staff

Edgar Aguilar is the Program Manager for the Community Health Initiative of Kern County, a Dignity Health program. He oversees the program and provides support to staff and partner agencies through extensive training on a wide range of training. His passion for helping the community and great leadership skills has led to Edgar heading many new projects and ideas that take place in the community in collaboration with partner agencies.
Argelia Diaz is the Program Assistant for the Community Health Initiative (CHI) of Kern County, a Dignity Health program. She provides administrative support to program manager, acts as the liaison between CHI, The Department of Special Needs and Community Outreach, funders, and agency partners. She also helps coordinate trainings, meetings, and community events. Her passion for helping others has led her to Dignity Health. For the previous five year, Argelia worked for Community Action Partnership of Kern County as the Program Assistant of the Family Services Department. Argelia enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Cecilia Flores is a Certified Enrollment Counselor for the Community Health Initiative of Kern County, a Dignity Health program. Her main role is to assist families with enrollment applications and case management. She decided to work with CHI because it is a well recognize agency who loves working and providing excellent service to the community in many different levels, an excellent program and great team. She worked with Clinica Sierra Vista for 12 years and, as a Service Representative for both Health Net and Kern Health Systems. Cecilia’s passion is to promote high standards of client satisfaction and medical enrollment assistance and knowing that at the end of the day she has done her job by assisting someone and making their day easier. She loves to travel with her family, ride her bike and long walks while listening to music. Cecilia is part of the church choir and also the ministry of hands of praise. Her favorite quote:  Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
Nancy Gonzalez is the Enrollment Specialist for the Community Health Initiative of Kern County, a Dignity Health program. She is also a mother of five beautiful children, which are her motivation and reason to provide adequate-respectful help to those in need. Her passion is helping those in need and those that do not understand or do not know the health care system. She likes to help make a difference in this world, making a difference a person at a time. Nancy also likes to dance, travel, write poems, take pictures and spend time with her family, friends and loved ones.
Marisol Guillen is the Outreach Specialist for the Community Health Initiative of Kern County, a Dignity Health program. Her main role is to coordinate outreach and education events, provide support and oversee the work of CHI Outreach Promotoras. Marisol manages CHI social media accounts and website content; she is responsible for coordinating media relations activities. Her passion for helping the underserved and low-income communities started in high school and it led her to join the leadership team of a pre-health organization during college, in which Marisol committed to work together to improve healthcare quality, provide health education, deliver health services and reduce health inequities. Now, as part of the CHI team she continues her passion and commitment of helping the underserved community and work towards reducing health inequities in Kern County. Marisol enjoys watching medical shows and loves to travel. One of Marisol’s favorite quotes is from the movie – Mulan “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”
Rodrigo Vazquez is the Program Specialist for the Community Health Initiative of Kern County, a Dignity Health program. His unique blend of passion for helping people and his ability to understand data makes him a valued member of the CHI team. Rodrigo has been working in public health programs for 22 years since he began as a program assistant for a tobacco use prevention program in California’s Monterey Bay area where he grew up. Rodrigo has been a part of the CHI since 2004 and in his spare time loves photography and singing karaoke with friends and family.


CHI Outreach Promotoras

CHI Advocacy Promotoras