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About the advocates

What are advocates?

Healthcare benefits can be hard to understand. That’s why we have Advocates to help. Advocates are your personal Culinary Health Fund “helpers.” Advocates explain your benefits and answer your questions. They are also happy to listen to your feedback.

What can an advocate help me with?

Advocates can help you:

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

Call your Advocates at 702-691-5665 or email advocacy@​culinaryhealthfund.org if you need anything.

Meet our advocates

  • 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.

     
  • Aneia Hamberg

    Languages she speaks: English, Spanish and Bulgarian

    My motto is ‘Leave people and places better than you found them!’ I love my job. It gives me a chance to make someone’s world a better place. A healthy body is a blessing and education about it is a gift that I like to share.

     
  • Myrna Mendoza

    Languages she speaks: English and Spanish

    It’s important to me that our participants know how to use their benefits and it makes me happy to be able to help them achieve that goal.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Elaine Turner

    Language she speaks: English

    I’m a people person and I love to help. I enjoy getting to know Culinary participants. It makes me feel good to help them get what they need, whether it’s a class, help filling out a form, or someone to talk to. I want them to know I’m on their side.