History

The National Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives® (NAHHE) was founded in 1998 as a national voluntary organization seeking to foster programs and policies to increase the presence of Hispanics in health administration professions.

NAHHE is the first organization devoted exclusively to Hispanic healthcare executives and to the education of the healthcare industry about the Hispanic healthcare marketplace.

The East Coast Chapter of NAHHE was founded in New York City in 1998 as a regional affiliate of the national organization and became the national headquarters in 2002. Based in New York City, membership has grown to over 415 individuals and 17 organizations in 14 states. Since, NAHHE works to increase representation of underrepresented groups in healthcare-related positions.

With the unfortunate passing of our President and Founder, George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero on January 13th, 2020, the National Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives has experienced a transition period to keep George’s legacy and our mission thriving. Thank you for your support as we work towards keeping NAHHE’s history and mission thriving for future generations of healthcare leaders.