About Our Staff

Edgar Aguilar is the Program Manager for the Community Health Initiative of Kern County, a Dignity Health program. He overseas 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.
   Rodrigo Vazquez is the Program Specialist for the CHI of Kern County. 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.
   Emily Hernandez is the Community Outreach Specialist for The Community Health Initiative of Kern County, a Dignity Health program. She works in several aspects of outreach and education to help create awareness of health coverage opportunities in the County of Kern. Emily enjoys working with the community that she grew up in and has a strong passion for helping educate community members on all the opportunities they now have thanks to the new health law. When she isn’t glued to a computer screen, she enjoys spending time doing photography and overcoming fitness challenges at her Crossfit gym.
   Nancy DeLaTorre 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.