CoHLI Names Lorenzo Domínguez to its Second Cohort of National Leaders



The Culture of Health Leaders Institute for Racial Healing Names Lorenzo Domínguez to its Second Cohort of National Leaders

January 25, 2023 – The Culture of Health Leaders Institute for Racial Healing (CoHLI), a program of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, selected Lorenzo Domínguez, El Patrón of Hacienda Dominguez & Chelenzo Farms, to its second cohort.

CoHLI is an 18-month leadership experience that uses the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation™ Framework (TRHT ™) to strengthen the ecosystem of leaders who are advancing racial and health equity in their work. TRHT is an actionable model designed to bring about transformational and sustainable change that addresses the historic and contemporary effects of racism. Using the framework, leaders will focus work in one of five areas: narrative change, racial healing and relationship building, separation, law, and the economy.

Domínguez joins thirty-nine other talented leaders from 24 different states around the country as part of this cohort, and the 40 other leaders from the inaugural cohort. After a competitive selection process beginning in the early summer, individuals were selected for their leadership experiences in the policy, law, grassroots organizations, education, and health fields.

“I am honored and humbled to be part of such a prestigious program that enables fellows to make a difference and to contribute to the resolution of racial equity issues in their respective communities. As a fellow, I will be working to raise the profile of “The ‘Invisible’ Mexican’ in the United States - our history, culture, and heritage - especially The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, where Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, Chicanos, and Mestizos alike have all made rich contributions to the history and culture here. I look forward to working with my community to create a much-needed narrative change that will tell the Mexican origin story of culture and cuisine like tamales, ranchera music, ballet folklorico and the recently revived Dia de los Muertos, among so many other great New Mexican traditions.

The selected leaders will connect with a national community of like-minded people to be nurtured in this work, support and serve as a resource to others, and gain tools to hold public officials and private sector leaders more accountable for real progress.

“We are thrilled to welcome 40 more exceptional leaders into our program. I remain optimistic and eager to see how they will envision the kind of transformational change required for our communities to heal and thrive,” said Dr. Gail Christopher, executive director at the National Collaborative for Health Equity. “The selected leaders embody the greatest traits of leadership necessary for today and tomorrow—they’re smart, bold, experienced and determined to end the absurd belief in a hierarchy of human value.”

In addition to receiving funding, selected practitioners will experience:

  • Monthly virtual learning opportunities with peers and other experts doing work aligned with the TRHT ™ Framework

  • Individualized coaching

  • Peer learning and sharing opportunities

  • Retreats focused on fostering deep connection with other practitioners doing complementary work

CoHLI is one leadership program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).


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