Yanitza Soto

Yanitza Soto

Arizona Department of Health Services

Member since: 2019

I am an Arizona native and grew up in Tucson where my passion for community health started. My experience working as a Community Health Worker (CHW) piqued my interest in public health practice. I completed graduate school in 2017 with a master’s in Public Health and have worked at the Arizona Department of Health Services since 2014. My interests include CHW workforce development, awareness, and sustainability. In my current role at ADHS, I oversee clinical quality management for providers offering care and supportive services for people living with HIV across Arizona. Over the last several years of working in state government, I have most enjoyed transforming federal direction to community action.

I have experienced firsthand the wonderful services, facilities, and healthcare teams Mountain Park provides in my experience as a patient. As a board member, I look forward to spreading the mission and guiding principles of Mountain Park, especially in elevating voices, pursuing excellence, and challenging the ordinary. I am thankful to contribute to Mountain Park’s role in ensuring that everyone in the communities we serve continues to receive quality, affordable healthcare.