Rosa’s career has focused on creating programs and services, expanding and enhancing strategies, and leading organizational development efforts towards growth and effectiveness and innovation, within an equity framework.
She is the chief talent and learning officer at Urban Health Plan (UHP), a position targeted to developing and promoting opportunities for associates of this rapidly expanding organization, focusing on engagement, performance, leadership and workforce development and alignment, education, learning, culture, internal communication, diversity & inclusion, and wellness, (the overall UHP experience) with the ultimate goal of excellence by assuring that UHP’s mission and values are embedded in a seamless experience for the associates, the patients and the community. Her knowledge of UHP’s operations and associates came from her previous tenure as chief of staff.
Rosa has taught, lectured and presented at conferences across the country and abroad, including: National Association for Community Health Centers, Community Health Centers Association of New York State, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, Bank Street College, Center for Social and Emotional Education, University of Maryland Journalism Fellowship, Harvard Graduate School of Education, New York University School of Social Work, National Institute on Care and Welfare, The Netherlands.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from the City College of the CUNY, a master’s degree from New York University and a MEd from Columbia University Teachers College where she was a fellow; she is also a graduate of Columbia University Business School in executive not for profit management, is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and a certified psychotherapist. She is on the board of Hunts Point Alliance for Children, Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School (co-founder); on the Business Intelligence Board of Chief Learning Officer Magazine, and on the Executive Research Board of the Human Capital Media. In 2014, Rosa served as a judge for the Diversity Value Index program of Diversity Executive magazine and currently she is judging enterprise applications for LearningElite.