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Leaders Share Thoughts on the Impact of Cynthia Telles

Cynthia Telles receives the MALDEF’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Community Service at the Los Angeles Award Gala. Listen to industry leaders share their thoughts on Dr. Telles and how she has positively impacted her community through decades of service.

Cynthia A. Telles, PhD has dedicated her professional career to expanding access to high-quality health and mental health care, especially to underserved communities. She has served on Boards of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. since April 2003, where she is also Chair of the Community Health Committee. Additionally, she has chaired the boards of the California Endowment, and the California Community Foundation. For over three decades, she has been the Director of the UCLA Spanish-Speaking Psychosocial Clinic, which provides psychiatric and psychological services to low-income Latino patients, as well as training to mental health professionals. Currently, she is also Director of the UCLA Hispanic Neuropsychiatric Center of Excellence.