Latino Board Leadership Academy Spotlight – Dennise Rosas

By: HFSV September 21, 2021

Latino Board Leadership Academy Spotlight – Dennise Rosas

Meet Dennise Rosas, LBLA Class XII Alumnus,

Dennise Rosas completed LBLA in 2018, as part of the San Mateo cohort. Since completing LBLA, Dennise has served on the boards of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley and currently serves as President of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Alumni Association, representing the interests of the more than 75,000 students and alumni. As President, she oversees an 18-member fundraising board, co-sponsors events on campus, including career networking events, manages an annual fellowship crowdfunding campaign, and presents the alumni of the year award at the commencement ceremony.

Dennise earned her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Policy and Management from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Dennise is currently at Sutter Health as Director of Process Improvement, supporting operations across the Bay Are Operating Unit, and specifically the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. She manages a group of consultants to support clinical and operational leaders in process improvement, strategic planning, goal deployment, and implementation of a Lean management and operating system. She also facilitates and teaches design and improvement events, coaches and leads the implementation of system strategy, and influences senior leaders.

“Being part of LBLA helped me understand the honor and responsibility it is to sit on a board and be part of the decision-making process. I learned how to make an impact at a higher level and expand my network of non-profits in my community.” said Dennise.

Outside of work, her interests include diversity in higher education and the health professions, leadership development, going on road trips, wine tasting, and traveling (ask her about her birthday trips).

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