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Genoveva Islas

Genoveva Islas

Director
Cultiva La Salud
California

Biography

Genoveva Islas, MPH, directs Cultiva La Salud, which works to address poor nutrition and physical inactivity in the San Joaquin Valley by creating healthier environments. Genoveva has extensive experience in obesity and chronic disease prevention She has also managed health education and cultural and linguistic services in the medical managed care arena. She has instructed at the junior college level and lectured in the California State University system. Genoveva is the board chair of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California and a board member of the California Food Policy Advocates, Community Water Center and California Institute for Rural Studies. She sits on the steering committee for California Convergence and advisory boards for various non-profit organizations. Genoveva was appointed, by Governor Brown, to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley and to the California Health Benefit Exchange board. She received her master's degree in public health from Loma Linda University.

Research Interest

Nutrition & Diet, Food Security, Obesity Prevention,Health Equity & Social Justice