Venus Ginés 
CEO& Founder 
Dia de la Mujer Latina, Inc. 

Venus Ginés is the founder of Dia de la Mujer Latina, Inc. (DML), a national non-profit organization. Ms. Ginés trained over 400 Latinos to become Promotores (Community Health Workers), and since 1998, introduced the Patient Navigator for the DML health fiesta events. In 2009, Ms. Ginés was honored by the First Lady in Celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and was interviewed by CNN as part of its series on “Empowered Patient” in 2010. Today, Ms. Ginés is a State Certified Promotores (Community Health Workers) Instructor; DML is the 1st Latino CBO-approved Texas State Sponsored Certification program. DML’s Intercultural Promotores Institute was established in Texas in 2011. She chairs the HHS Office of Minority Health National Promotores Initiative as well as the Executive Leadership Committee for Women’s Rights at APHA. Ms. Ginés is a member of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research on Latino medical mistrust. She earned a BA from California State University and a MA from Georgia State University. Nationally, she serves on the Steering Committee for NCI-funded Redes en Accion, the Intercultural Cancer Council. She served as the Research Associate at Kennesaw State University & Adjunct Instructor at Morehouse School of Medicine.