Board of Directors2018-12-18T17:59:34+00:00

MHP Salud Board of Directors

Brenda Ivelisse Piñero Carrasquillo, JD

Board Member
Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2021
Attorney and Director of Release Support Services at ProBAR

Brenda Ivelisse Piñero Carrasquillo is an attorney with experience on Community Lawyering, Gender Law, Access to Justice and Immigration. She is the Director of Release Support Services at ProBAR—a project of the American Bar Association, Texas State Bar, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Her work has had a significant impact at the U.S.-Mexico border where she strategizes on behalf of survivors of trauma and unaccompanied immigrant children.

Prior to working at ProBAR, Piñero served as Best Interests Attorney and Child Advocate Supervisor at the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights where she advocated on behalf of vulnerable immigrant children in deportation proceedings and children who were separated from their parents after seeking refuge in the U.S.

Besides being an attorney, Piñero is also a Program Evaluator who focuses on assessing and monitoring grant-funded programs. In this capacity, she served as a consultant for the Special Communities Trust in Puerto Rico—an initiative awarded by the UNESCO.

Piñero speaks Spanish, English, and Portuguese, and has published articles on law, gender, and contemporary social critique. She holds a B.A. in Social Sciences with expertise in Labor Relations, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Her graduate education includes coursework in Health & International and European Law at the University of Antwerp in Belgium and Caribbean Contemporary Issues at Centro de Estudios Martianos in Havana, Cuba.

Jack Ketterlinus, CPA, MBA

Finance Committee, Executive Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2020
Finance Director, Supply Chain
Interbake Foods

Jack Ketterlinus, Finance Director at Interbake Foods, has extensive financial management experience across a variety of industries. As the financial lead for the Supply Chain organization at Interbake Foods, Jack oversees an accounting team across 7 bakeries in the US, Canada and Costa Rica while providing financial analysis and budgeting support to the operational team. He also has experience in public accounting with KPMG and financial planning & analysis at the Brink’s Company. Jack has a particular interest in Latin American cultures and has lived and worked internationally in Mexico and Panama.

Jack earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the College of Charleston and a MBA degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania. Jack lives in Richmond, VA with his wife Amanda and their three children, Max, Lucy and Nell.

CEO of MHP Salud

Gayle Lawn-Day, PhD

Board Affairs Committee, Finance Committee, Executive Committee
Chief Executive Officer
MHP Salud

Gayle Lawn-Day, MHP Salud’s CEO, brings significant administrative experience to the organization.  As a former Executive Vice President, Provost, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of various institutions of higher education, her experience managing complex organizations, multi-dimensional budgets and developing and implementing long-range planning are key organizational assets.  She received her PhD in Public Policy and Research Methodology and an MPA in Public Finance and Budgeting from the University of Oklahoma.  She holds a BS in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University.

Chris Meyer

Board Affairs Committee, Executive Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2021
Director of Virtual Health,
Marshfield Clinic

Chris Meyer is the Director of Virtual Health at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI. As part of the Institute for Quality, Innovation and Patient Safety at Marshfield Clinic, Chris helps find ways to increase access to healthcare, increase the quality of the care provided while also reducing the cost of care.  Prior to serving as the Director of Virtual Health, Chris spent 22 years in the IT industry, mostly in education.

A lifetime resident of Marshfield, Chris has also served as an elected official for 10 years with the last 8 as the Mayor of the City of Marshfield. Prior to being Mayor, he served 2 years on the Common Council.  Chris will being is 5th term as Mayor in April 2016.

Marshfield is a healthcare community and home to the Marshfield Clinic, Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation and National Farm Medicine Center. Chris takes an active role in promoting healthy lifestyles and engaging the community in health education. Ranked as one of the best small towns in the USA, Chris is proud to represent his friends and neighbors as their Mayor and promote Marshfield as a great place to live, work and play.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics. He is current working on his Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Economics. Chris, his wife Jodi and their four children live in Marshfield and enjoy traveling, particularly exploring Wisconsin, being outdoors and finding educational opportunities in everything they do.

Amanda Philips Martinez, MPH

Board Affairs Committee, Executive Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2021
Senior Research Associate
The Georgia Health Policy Center

Amanda is a Senior Research Associate with the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University in Atlanta. As a member of the Center’s Community Health Systems Development Team, Amanda provides training and capacity building support to rural health agencies within Georgia and across the country in program development and evaluation, coalition development and sustainability planning to multiple rural health agencies across the state and country. Ms. Phillips Martinez also assists counties and local community groups in conducting health needs assessments and facilitated community-wide participatory planning processes. Prior to joining the Health Policy Center, Amanda coordinated a large, multi-site community-based research studies focused on reproductive decision-making and sexual risk-taking among Latino immigrants.

As the Health Programs Director at a local Latino Community Center in North Carolina, she managed and evaluated community health worker programs focused on health education and prevention of chronic and infectious disease among newly arrived Latino immigrants. Amanda received her BA in International Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro North Carolina, and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Cristina Padilla, MA

Board Member
Board Affairs Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2019
Senior Project Manager
Center for Creative Leadership

Cristina is Senior Project Manager at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) where she manages large, strategic leadership programs for global clients seeking to enhance their internal leadership approach and develop their employees and teams. From 2010 to 2015, she was a Project Manager at the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH) at San Diego State University where she managed a national National Institute of Health (NIH) funded training and mentoring grant for Latino junior faculty engaged in health disparities research in Latino populations. Cristina is presently enrolled in a doctoral program in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego, researching issues pertaining to Latino leadership. Cristina has a Master’s degree in Politics, Economics and Business from Claremont Graduate University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies from California State University at Fullerton. She sits on the Steering Committee for MANA de San Diego’s Latina Success Leadership Program (2015 and 2017) and the Latina Success Conference (2016), leadership events and training programs for Latina women in San Diego.

James R. Richard, M.D.

Board Member
Board Affairs Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2020
Family Physician
Community Rural and Migrant Health Services

Dr. Richard is a family physician working full time at Fremont Community Health Services (CHS) in Fremont, Ohio, since July 2011. This community health center serves not only local community members, but also from May to October each year, provides healthcare to migrant farm workers and their families, from both the Midwestern and Eastern migrant streams.

From 1990 until July 2011, Dr. Richard was a faculty member of Barberton Citizens Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, in Barberton, Ohio, the last 9 years of which he served as Program Director. In that capacity, with resident physicians and medical students, he provided medical services to migrant farmworkers, one day a week during the summertime at a farm-based CHS clinic in Celeryville, Ohio.

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Richard has also been on numerous short term medical mission trips to Latin America, and most recently in 2014, was part of a medical mission to Haiti.

He and his wife enjoy rural life in northcentral Ohio and travel often to spend time with their four children and nine grandchildren.

José P. Salinas, EdD

Board Member
Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2021
Ohio Migrant Education Center

José P. Salinas was a child of migrant farmworkers until he attended The University of Findlay, where he earned a B.A. in Spanish Education and completed his graduate work in Educational Administration. He served as Mentor for Minority Students at Findlay University for four years working with diverse student populations.

José now serves as Director of the Ohio Migrant Education Center (OMEC) located in Fremont, Ohio. Under the guidance of the Ohio Department of Education, the Center coordinates the State’s identification and recruitment of all eligible migratory children and provides technical assistance to Ohio school districts that receive Title I-Part C migrant funds.

In 2007, José completed his doctorate at Bowling Green State University in Leadership & Policy Studies. José has extensive experience evaluating new higher education programs for the Ohio Board of Regents and has served on various policy committees for the U.S. Department of Education on migrant issues.

David Vineyard, JD

Board Member
Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2019
Program Manager
Philips Healthcare Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

David brings experience in law and healthcare tech to the Board. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in international studies. He works in the medical device design and manufacturing field and is passionate about making life-saving technology understandable and obtainable to those who need it.
The son of a mother who immigrated from Guatemala, David has been engaged in serving in the Latino community in since his childhood, now continuing his efforts in Northeast Ohio where he resides with his family. David also loves teaching and has taught English as a Second Language, as well as Spanish and German language courses.

Jonathan Vineyard, MHSA

Vice President
Executive Committee, Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2021
Administrator on Contracting and Payer Relations
Mayo Clinic

Jonathan Vineyard, Administrator on Contracting and Payer Relations for the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, has extensive experience in strategic business planning, financial planning, creating clinically integrated networks and healthcare reform (including Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Centered Medical Homes). He understands how difficult health services can be for many Hispanics to navigate, and, being from a Guatemalan family, he feels strongly about creating awareness of the U.S. healthcare system so patients are able to improve their lives. Previously, Mr. Vineyard worked as a youth advocate for Hispanic teenagers and was an ESL teacher in the Provo School District in Utah. He holds his B.S. in Sociology from Brigham Young University and Master’s in Health Services Administration from Xavier University. He resides in Northern Kentucky.