STAFF

Rebecca Tamayo, MPH Interim Executive Director

Rebecca Tamayo received a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology from LSU Health Sciences Center. She was selected to participate as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention IMHOTEP Fellow sponsored by Office of Minority Health and Health Equity. As a fellow, she worked at the Cincinnati Health Department on evaluating neighborhood life expectancy and reducing infant mortality rates. As a graduate student, she completed her practicum experience at the Mary Amelia Women’s Center at Tulane University where she focused on research and advocacy for Paid Sick and Family Leave in Louisiana. In the following year, she became highly involved with the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living during the implementation stage of the Smoke Free NOLA ordinance.

Edith Romero, MHA Health Educator

Edith is originally from Honduras, she has a Master’s of Healthcare Management from UNO and is passionate about community health, reproductive justice and women’s rights advocacy. Prior to her new role, Edith worked as an intern at Luke’s House where she co-led healthy cooking classes and connected patients to long term care. Edith is also co-leading a barriers to care research project in our Latinx community and was recently selected as a Reproductive Justice Youth Champion by Rise Up, an organization under the Public Health Institute. Edith is excited about becoming part of the close-knit Luke’s House team and about supporting various health education projects for our community.

Natalie Arias Community Health Worker

Natalie Arias is the Community Health Worker at Luke's House, and her position is made possible through Methodist Health System Foundation. She is passionate about working alongside our patients and making them feel comfortable and confident in seeking the care that they need. She is excited to work here and to help make our clinic a welcoming place for anyone who walks through our doors.