Carmen Heredia, LMSW, CPHQ, is the chief executive officer of Valle del Sol, a nonprofit organization originally founded in 1970 to provide advocacy, mental health and leadership training to Latino communities in Phoenix. Today, Valle del Sol provides integrated behavioral health and primary care health to underserved populations through seven locations in Maricopa County. Valle del Sol is a system of comprehensive Federally Qualified Health Centers and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). Heredia is currently serving as chairwoman of the Community Board of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Westgate hospitals. She also serves on the boards of the Center for the Future of Arizona, the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers, the Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers, National Council for Mental Wellbeing and was recently invited to serve on the Arizona State University (ASU) President’s Community Council, the Arizona Coyotes Latino Advisory Council and the Advisory Council of the Phoenix Community Development and Investment Corporation. She is an alum of the National Council’s Addressing Healthcare Disparities Leadership Program and Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute. Heredia is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership. A leader in her community and organization, Heredia strives for equality and inclusion of underserved populations, especially regarding access to quality health care and education. As a Mexican immigrant, she passionately volunteers in Latino civic engagement, various political campaigns and voting efforts with her family. Heredia lives in Mesa, Ariz., with her husband and three children.