ROLAND PALENCIA

ROLAND PALENCIA

Roland is the community benefits director at L.A. Care Health Plan, a $1.3 billion public health plan and the largest in the nation. He is the former executive director of Equality California, an organization dedicated to achieving equality and to securing legal protections for LGBT Californians. He joined the AULA Board of Trustees in September of 2012.

Previously, Roland was the executive director of Clinica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero, a Federally Qualified Health Center primarily serving Central American and Mexican immigrant populations in the Pico-Union and Boyle Heights areas.

Roland has served as a founder, board member, and advisory board member for multiple LGBT and Latino advocacy organizations. He was appointed to the Quality and Productivity Commission by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and to the Los Angeles County Hospitals and Healthcare Delivery Commission by Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, with an advisory role to the multi-billion dollar Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services.

Roland received a BA in History from UCLA. He enjoys meditating on desolate beaches during winter.