MHP Salud Board of Directors

Magaly Dante, Ph.D, LMHC

Chief Executive Officer
Board Secretary
MHP Salud

Magaly “Maggie” Dante brings over 20 years of management experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.

She brings her experience in leadership, strategy, and behavioral health to MHP Salud with a commitment to serving the staff to bring out the best in themselves and in the families we serve. She was recently honored for her work in child welfare and received an award for her ability to bring people together.

As the daughter of Cuban parents and first-generation Cuban-American, Maggie has been engaged in working with and advocating for underserved minority populations throughout her career. Maggie’s lifelong commitment and passion for working with families is weaved in everything she does. She wants children to grow up in a safe and loving home with endless possibilities for success and the ability and desire to thrive.

During her free time, she continues to support underserved youth and communities by volunteering with foster care youth as a mentor.

Durrell J. Fox

Board Affairs Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2022
Community Health Worker
John Snow Institute

Durrell J. Fox is a Community Health Worker (CHW) with over 28 years of experience providing outreach, direct services, case management support and advocacy for HIV+ adolescents/young adults, their families and communities. He joined the John Snow Institute in 2015 and for 2 years served as a Technical Advisor for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) Project that employed over seventy CHWs across the state addressing diabetes, hypertension, asthma and senior falls prevention in nine communities across the state. He is currently a CHW-Health Equity Consultant at JSI providing technical assistance and support for several projects including CHW, HIV, youth gun violence prevention and youth E-cigarette/vaping prevention projects across several states.

In 2011, he was appointed to the US Office of Minority Health Region I Health Equity Council (New England RHEC) where he served as a member and co-chair of the CHW committee through 2018. He has served in many roles within APHA including as a member of the APHA Executive Board (2009-2015). Durrell is currently a member of the APHA Nominating Committee, Governing Council and a leadership member of the APHA CHW and HIV/AIDS sections.  He currently serves as a member of the National CHW Core Consensus (C3) Project Team and as a founding board of directors member for the National Association of CHWs.

Michael Harp

Finance Committee, Executive Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2023
Michigan Group Benefits, LLC
Lansing, MI

Born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Mike has worked in the employee benefits field since 1994 and has run his own business since 2002. As such, he brings experience in human resources, financial management and planning, and the legal issues around employee benefits to the table. In addition to serving on the Agent Advisory Board for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and The Physicians Health Plan, he has served on several other non-profit and profit Boards including the Strategic Benefits Network, LLC, Haslett Okemos Rotary Foundation, The People’s Church, and Florence Crittenton. As a first-generation college student, he has earned degrees in both Finance and Economics and has taught college courses in Economics. From his first job working in the fields in vector control to his current position of small business owner, Mike remains committed to his family and the diverse communities he serves.

Anisa Kline

Anisa Kline

Board Affairs Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2024
PhD Candidate
Ohio State University

Anisa Kline is a PhD candidate in the Geography Department at the Ohio State University, where she is also pursuing a minor in Health Behavior and Health Promotion. Her academic background is in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and her previous work experience includes being a partner in a small business, a journalist and advice columnist for a small-town newspaper, a college lecturer, and a trainer for Full Circle Learning, an international educational nonprofit. After working for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality doing farmworker outreach, she decided to focus on farmworker health in her graduate studies.  She researches the occupational health and healthcare access of Mexican agricultural guestworkers, specifically examining what kinds of policy changes would improve the health of this population.

Amanda Phillips Martinez, MPH

Board Affairs Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2022
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.

Brenda Ivelisse Piñero Carrasquillo, JD

At Large
Finance Committee, Executive Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2024
Attorney and Director of Release Support Services at ProBAR

Brenda Piñero, JD is the Director of Programs at ProBAR—the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project in Texas at the U.S.-Mexico border. She directs the visioning, planning, and implementation of programs to assist immigrant children and adults nationwide. For over 7 years, Piñero has worked with immigrant populations in matters of access to justice, legal representation and child welfare, social services, and public health in Puerto Rico and the U.S.

In addition to her legal and management roles, Piñero is a Policy and Performance Evaluator. In this capacity, she served as a consultant for the Special Communities Trust in Puerto Rico—an initiative awarded by the UNESCO. During her free time, she writes about the intersections of race, rights, and diversity & inclusion. She has published articles on these subjects and is known for redesigning legal representation projects and practices to integrate Social Work and Clinical Counseling. Piñero is a proud Boricua from Gurabo, Puerto Rico, and a licensed attorney with graduate and professional studies from University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Centro de Estudios Martianos in Cuba, University of Antwerp, Universidad de Sevilla, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

José P. Salinas, EdD

Board Affairs Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2022
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.

Molly Sass

Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2022
Senior Program Associate
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Molly Sass is a Senior Program Associate at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission where she manages grant awardees working to improve access to health care. Her current portfolio includes initiatives addressing social determinants of health and improving access to timely behavioral health care, specifically around medication assisted treatment in emergency rooms. She works closely with health providers and administrators across the state to implement innovative initiatives in hospitals, health centers and affordable housing sites. In addition, she brings her previous experience in community and hospital-based program development and implementation to the Board. Molly earned an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Spanish Literature and Anthropology/Sociology from Kalamazoo College.

David Vineyard, JD

Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2022
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

Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2022
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.