Dr. Wanda Montalvo is an executive nurse leader who is an avid public and community health advocate, committed to advancing solutions that decrease health disparities and inequities of care delivery. A keen collaborator able to bridge and connect partnerships at the local, state, and federal level, including academia, philanthropy, and community-based organizations.

As a Senior Fellow for Public Health Integration, and Innovation at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), Dr. Montalvo informs the design of federal projects that aim to advance evidence-based solutions to improve care access in underserved communities in partnership with health centers, primary care associations and health center-controlled networks.

Recently, she volunteered to support the documentary Reckoning with Racism in Nursing that featured 40 Nurses of Color sharing their story of racism in the nursing profession and offered solutions. Dr. Montalvo earned her PhD from Columbia University and has several peer-reviewed publications. She serves on multiple national committees, most recently Development Committee of the American Academy of Nursing, National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health, and The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation’s Innovations in Care program.