Paula Saldana
Field Coordinator, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice

Paula Saldana is a Field Coordinator with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, a Community Health Worker (CHW) and Instructor for the National Community Health Worker Training Center, and the Lead Patient Navigator with Planned Parenthood. Paula has worked as a CHW and activist for more than 20 years and has advocated for her community across a range of venues, including the Rachel Maddow Show. She brings extensive teaching, advocacy, and capacity building experience to the community. Paula has co-authored multiple presentations across Texas and the country, including sessions at the National Rural Health Association Multicultural & Minority Health Conference, the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, the M.D. Anderson HPV/Cervical Cancer Summit, the Texas Breast Health Collaborative Texas Breast Health Summit, and the Texas Gulf Coast CHW/Promotores Association Annual Conference. In May 2014, Paula was named a finalist for the Esther B. Holderby Award at the CHW Unity Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Paula received the Outstanding Community Health Worker Award from the American Public Health Association in October 2017.