Manager of Community Health Services
Carla Kohler, B.A., has supported the Latino community to achieve health equity for over five years. As the Manager of CLUES of Community Health Services (CHS), Carla directs all program activities scheduled and organized by CLUES’ Urban and Rural Supervisors, and oversees all health promotion and prevention activities of CLUES’ Community Health Workers. She also coordinates data entry, analysis, and reports, collaborates with external evaluators, contributes to fundraising opportunities, and fosters new partnerships to advance healthy equity for the Latino community in Minnesota. Carla graduated from Hamline University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and Political Science and currently participates in the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Minority and Multicultural Health (OMMH) Advisory Committee, the Minnesota Community Health Workers Alliance, and the University of Minnesota’s CTSI Community Health Advisory Council. Carla is a Leadership in Advocacy Fellow to Advance Minnesota’s Parity for Priority Populations (LAAMPP), a Roy Wilkins Public Policy Fellow, and was recently awarded the 2014 Visionary Leader Award by the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance. Carla is motivated to serve her community because her family once relied on the resources of social services agencies like CLUES after immigrating to the U.S. in 1994. Her passion lies in advocating for the health equity of Latinos in Minnesota and reducing the disparities that disproportionately impact the community. Carla is also encouraged by her colleagues’ commitment, passion, and dedication in their work to improve the lives of the Latino community to achieve their American dream.