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Molina on Health Foundation Board

Alejandra Molina, director of Intercultural Affairs at HWS, was recently elected for a one-year term to the Board of Directors for the Finger Lakes Health Foundation in recognition of her dedication to the community. Finger Lakes Health is a multi-institutional health system, responsible for providing a full range of health services to residents of the Finger Lakes region. The Board is responsible for governing the organization and representing the communities it serves.

Molina joined the HWS faculty in 1995, as assistant professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. Along with directing Intercultural Affairs, Molina also leads the campus’ Committee on Inclusive Excellence. She received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in Spanish American Colonial Literature at Cornell University. Molina works with agencies to provide local migrant workers with community services and her students have assisted with programs organized by the Geneva Community Health Clinic and the Salvation Army.

Serving on several other local boards, including the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and the Farmworker Women’s Institute Steering Committee, Molina generously donates her time to the Finger Lakes Community. She also assists with Ontario/Yates Fund for Women and Girls (ONYA), and is involved with their Voices of Experience and Celebrate ONYA! annual events. Molina coordinates with the Ontario County Youth Bureau, Geneva School District, and Boys and Girls Club Teen Center to create an initiative that supports Geneva youth.

She lives in Geneva with her husband and two sons.

The Finger Lakes Health Foundation was established in 2003 with the merger of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Geneva Regional Health Foundation. It provides funding and grants for programs and projects for health and health education in Ontario, Yates, and Seneca counties.