Mr. Cástulo de la Rocha is President and CEO of AltaMed Health Services Corporation and a long standing community health leader. In the last 30 years, he has taken AltaMed, a non-profit community health clinic, from two employees to a fully-accredited Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with over 1,900 employees.
Mr. de la Rocha’s dedication and success in providing affordable and accessible health care to Latinos and the underserved has earned him national recognition in the community health field and many commendations, including the U.S. Surgeon General’s Gold Medallion for Public Health in 1992; the Community Service Award in 1995 from the American Diabetes Association; the Significant Achievement Award in 1995 from the Chicanos for Creative Medicine; and the VNA Vantage Award in 1996 from the Visiting Nurses Foundation. Mr. de la Rocha was also named one of the Top 10 Latinos in the health care industry by Latino Leaders Magazine and one of the Top 100 Influential Latinos by Hispanic Business Magazine in 2008.
Mr. de la Rocha holds a Juris Doctorate from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Certificate in Management from Stanford University.