Fredrick Sandoval, MPA
Executive Operations Manager
National Latino Behavioral Health Association

Fred has over 32 years professional experience in health and human services. Fred served two terms as the President of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association, where he currently works as the Executive Operations Manager. Fred has also worked as Program Director with the Con Alma Health Foundation where he oversaw grant programs focused on health equity. He participated on the SAMHSA Health Care Reform Community of Practice advising on effective outreach and enrollment of uninsured Latinos. Fred was elected to the National Council of La Raza Affiliate Council and sits on the Region VI Health Equity Council for the Office of Minority Health. He conducts training and technical assistance to public, private and nonprofit organizations on effective approaches to serving Latino populations including language access, community defined evidence practices and spheres of engagement. He was formerly appointed by Governor Bill Richardson as the Deputy Secretary of Health and Income Support Division Director for the State of New Mexico and was the alternate to the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission. He served as First Vice President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Arlington, VA during a ten year volunteer period. He was the Human Service Planning Supervisor for the City of Santa Fe overseeing CDBG and human services programs. Fred met with and participated in President George W. Bush' announcement of the New Freedom Commission in Albuquerque, NM and served on the National Latino Mental Health Congress during the President Clinton administration. He has served on numerous national, regional and community boards, councils, commissions and committees. He is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on culturally informed practices. He received his Masters in Public Administration from Northern Arizona University in 1992 and his Bachelors of University Studies from the University of New Mexico in 1980. He has received the SAMHSA Administrator Award, the Cerro Grande Fire Hero Award, the Con Alma Health Foundation Health Hero Award and national recognition for his work in Latino communities.