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.

Neva White

Neva White


Neva is a nurse practitioner and Executive Director for the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Frazier Family Coalition for Stroke Education and Prevention. She has established extensive online diabetes prevention and management programs.

Dr. White serves as a certified diabetes care and education specialist on National Institute of Health funded initiatives to address health disparities in underserved areas of Philadelphia. She is the board president for Sugga Mamas Diabetes Prevention and Management, a nonprofit organization that addresses diabetes education and support. She also is a member of Theta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority.