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The Culinary Health Center will be closed July 4 for Independence Day.

About the advocates

What are advocates?

We have participant advocates to help your employees navigate their benefits. Healthcare benefits can be hard to understand. Our advocates explain benefits and answer questions. Your employees work hard for their benefits! Our advocates help make sure they get the most out of them.

What can an advocate help my employees with?

Advocates can help your employees:

  • Find a doctor
  • Fill out forms
  • Get answers to their questions
  • See if they’re eligible for benefits
  • Check if they owe a self-pay
  • Know their copays
  • Sign up for a class or program
  • Explain things that are sent to them by mail or text
  • Help with complicated situations (disability, enrollment, complaints, etc…)

If your employees need help with their benefits, please have them:

Meet our advocates

  • Maryellen Avila

    Languages she speaks: English and Spanish

    “I am passionate about helping our participants, providing them with assistance and reassurance, and giving them information about their benefits. I enjoy interacting with participants through our many events, wellness classes, and day-to-day opportunities. It is a pleasure to help our Spanish-speaking participants in their own language.”

  • Carmen Cheung

    Languages she speaks: Chinese and English

    “I like to help people, especially our participants. In my position, I help participants better understand their benefits and use them wisely. They are very hard-working. They deserve the great benefits and services that we provide.”

  • Grace Marin

    Languages she speaks: English and Spanish

    “I am happy to be part of a field that directly impacts people’s well-being and quality of life. My passion lies in helping participants navigate the complexities of the healthcare system and making a positive impact on their lives.”

  • Patricia Robles

    Languages she speaks: English and Spanish

    “I enjoy building trusting relationships with our participants. I love helping them get the most out of their benefits. Being a resource to the community is very rewarding to me.”

  • Araceli Saavedra

    Languages she speaks: English and Spanish

    “Health benefits are confusing. That’s why I am here. My job is to help participants understand their benefits. I’m happy to help, and I enjoy being a friendly resource.”

  • Maggie Santana

    Languages she speaks: English and Spanish

    “It is important to me to help participants use their benefits. I enjoy being able to help others and let them know about our programs.”