Photograph of Carolina Lucero
Leadership Institute Faculty Mentor

Carolina Lucero brings over 35 years of leadership experience in integrated primary medical, dental, and behavioral health, as well as long-term care services.  She has been a lifelong advocate for whole person care and has worked to develop multi-sectorial integrated systems which address inequities in the social determinants of health and subsequent health disparities in the Latino and other underserved communities. 

She has extensive experience working closely with community-based organizations, government entities and educational institutions with a focus on establishing/developing and optimizing quality and culturally informed health and social services for historically and currently underserved members of the community. 

On the education front, Carolina has worked diligently throughout her career to develop and help foster health care career pathways and opportunities for students of color, addressing gaps in nursing education, and shortages of bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural nurses in Washington State. 

Carolina was the Senior Vice-President at Sea Mar Community Health Centers for 35 years; retiring in 2020.  She currently volunteers on two boards, the University of Washington’s Latino Center for Health Advisory Board and the University of New Mexico’s College of Education and Health Sciences Board. 

Areas of Expertise: 
  • Leadership
  • Advocacy
  • Integrated Primary Care
  • Service to culturally and linguistically diverse communities