Angelina Salazar

Angelina Salazar, Chief Executive Officer, Western Healthcare Alliance

Contact:  970-986-3653,

Angelina is the Chief Executive Officer of Western Healthcare Alliance. She joined the WHA team in May, 2016 to strengthen and lead the marketing and communications programs for our family of organizations. She started out her career in education and soon found herself in the world of nonprofits, quickly advancing her role from outreach coordinator to regional development director for a national nonprofit. After many years of developing programming and support, Angelina was recruited to enter the realm of healthcare. She started in marketing for a critical access hospital and quickly advanced to director of customer service, marketing, community relations and development. Most recently, she held the executive position of Vice President of Business Development for Family Health West. In that role, she oversaw all communications, volunteers, marketing, physician services and identified business development opportunities.  She established and implemented the infrastructure to support the organization through state and federal grants, fundraising events and the establishment of a foundation. In addition, she has been active in her community serving as both board and committee member for several local nonprofit entities including Marillac Clinic, United Way, Riverside Education Center, Rotary and the Grand Junction Economic Partnership. Her relationships in the community helped to build visibility, impact and financial stability.

Angelina possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Spanish, two Master of Arts Degrees in Language Acquisition and Psychology as well as a certification in mediation and conflict resolution.