National Center for Cultural Competence


bulletThis guide was developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) in collaboration with a work group comprising experts on a broad array of health issues for culturally diverse and underserved populations. The NCCC thanks the work group for its inspiring, knowledgeable, insightful, and caring input into the process.

National Work Group Members:

Mirna Amaya, M.S.
Counselor/Early Intervention
Mary’s Center for Maternal
and Child Care
Washington, DC

Ray Michael Bridgewater
Executive Director
The Assemblies of Petworth
Washington, DC

Rosa Chaviano-Moran, D.M.D.
Instructor & Admissions Specialist
University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey
New Jersey Dental School
Newark, NJ

Jason Patnosh
Assistant Director, Community
National Association of Community
Health Centers, Inc.
Bethesda, MD

Kyu Rhee, M.D.
Unity Health Care, Inc.
Washington, DC

Shadi Sahami, M.P.A./H.S.A.
Research Analyst
The University of Utah
Social Research Institute
Salt Lake City, UT

Ira SenGupta
Manager, Cultural Competency
Training Program
Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Seattle, WA

Dinah Surh, M.P.H.
Vice President/Administrator
Lutheran Medical Center/Sunset Park
Family Health Center Network
Brooklyn, NY

Emma Torres
Campesinos sin Fronteras
Yuma, AZ

bullet Bridging the Cultural Divide in Health Care Settings: The Essential Role of Cultural Broker Programs reflects the contributions of the National Work Group members, led by Toni Brathwaite-Fisher, BHPr Project Director, National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC), Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. The guide was written collaboratively by Tawara Goode, Center Director, Suganya Sockalingam, Associate Director, and Lisa Lopez Snyder, NCCC Consultant Writer. Additional contributions to the document were provided by Clare Dunne, NCCC Research Associate, and Isabella Lorenzo Hubert, NCCC Senior Policy Associate.

bullet The electronic version of the cultural broker guide was conducted in partnership with the MCH Group at Georgetown University. Mindy Nash, Web Developer, Aubrey Patsika, Technical Intern, and John Richards, IT Director, created the Web interface.

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