Local Hispanic organizer added to health foundation

Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez, the executive director of the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, has been added to the board of directors for the Northwest Health Foundation. The nonprofit seeks to advance, support and promote health in Oregon and southwest Washington state.

Born in Mexico and raised in Southern California, Gutierrez attended Bowdoin College in Maine, where he earned a bachelor’s in government and legal studies and a minor in Spanish. Prior to joining the Hispanic Council, he lived in Los Angeles, where he worked in the entertainment industry focusing on business and legal affairs.

He was named Oregon Title I-C Advocate of the Year 2016-2017 for his work with migrant families on the North Coast.

“Northwest Health Foundation is engaged in important work at this critical time, supporting our communities to build power and improve their health,” Phil Wu, the foundation’s board chairman, said in a release. “I am honored to lead a diverse and capable board of directors who are deeply committed to this work.”

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