Our Board of Directors

Community Health Development Foundation is governed by a diverse group of experts who have committed their careers to community health. Its Board of Directors includes:
Gloria D.  Coronado

Gloria D. Coronado


Gloria is a national leader in research on affordable, long-term solutions to health disparity issues. She leads a well-funded research portfolio that inspires health system leaders to make sensible, evidence-informed choices to engage hard-to-reach populations in life-saving preventive behaviors. Dr. Coronado has developed several innovative, cost-effective interventions to improve rates of participation in cancer screening among patients served by community health centers.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Coronado has led over 35 federally funded grants and has published over 180 peer-reviewed manuscripts. She currently serves as a Committee member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on Improving the Representation of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Clinical Trials and Research.

Matthew “Mateo” Banegas

Matthew “Mateo” Banegas


Mateo is an Associate Professor at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Banegas’ research is focused on understanding the delivery, costs, and value of health care, and on improving health equity among underserved populations. Currently, he is leading a study to test whether financial navigation can reduce financial hardship among people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Dr. Banegas has conducted numerous studies on the social, economic, and behavioral needs of individuals and their families, and how these needs can affect their overall health. He received his PhD in health services from the University of Washington and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

Candias "Candi" Jones

Candias "Candi" Jones

Candi is a leader in health, race, and gender advocacy, with a career-long commitment to actualizing the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging within and across the organizations she serves. Candi’s survivor leadership, community activism, and solution-focused work that inspires and empowers has been highly awarded, including a 2023 National Sexual Violence Resources Center’s Visionary Voice Award, 2022 Tribute to Women Award, and 2021 Young Black and Influential Award.

Candi currently serves as the CEO/Executive Director at Girls Inc of the Midlands, a non-profit organization empowering and supporting young women and girls to achieve their full potential. Her other advocacy work includes serving as President of the Women’s Fund Circles Leadership Team and membership on the Methodist Foundation Board, the Nebraska Children and Families Board, the Nebraska Coalition Board, the Anti-Trafficking Youth Services Program Multidisciplinary Team, and the Appointed State Domestic Abuse Death Review Team.

Colleen McShea

Colleen McShea


Colleen is the CEO of Milemarkers, a “one stop shop” providing a broad spectrum of therapeutic services to individuals with disabilities and their families. Milemarkers’ services foster independence, promote close family relationships, build skills, and create opportunities for adults and children with disabilities to increase functional independence.

Colleen is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and served for six years on the Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce Foundation for Education and Leadership Development. Her career and work emphasize high-level entrepreneurial management and growth strategies to create operational excellence for organizations of any size.