Jeanette Villalta
Community Health Worker and Outreach Specialist
Alliance Community Services 

Jeannette Villalta was born in Guatemala and has been a Salt Lake City resident for the past 20 years. She serves as a community wellness coach for the Hispanic Healthcare Task Force and a cancer program coordinator for Alliance Community Services. She studied business administration in Guatemala City and received certification from the University of Utah as a case management and health coach. She completed a humanities course at Westminster College and a humanities in focus filming course at Westside Leadership Institute.

Ms. Villalta has 15 years of experience as a community health worker (CHW). She was a recipient of the Trailblazer Award by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Utah. She hosts a radio program, Voces de la Comunidad, and also is a frequent guest on the Somos Utah radio program. These radio programs are dedicated to informing the Latin community about nonprofit organizations, available resources and upcoming events.

Ms. Villalta serves as a member of several organizations and boards and also provides leadership for multiple community-based activities.

Membership
  • CHW Section Chair of the Utah Public Health Association 
  • Utah Department of Health (UDOH) CHW Coalition Advisory Board 
  • UDOH, “Safe Kids Utah” 
  • UDOH HIV Prevention and Counseling Program 
  • UDOH Alzheimer’s Program 
  • Board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Utah 
  • COLAVI: Spanish Coalition Against Domestic Violence (educates community members and leaders and provides education and resources) 
  • Utah Parent Center (provides resources to parents of children with disabilities) 
  • Utah Disability Law Center 
  • Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Advisory Council 
  • Health Subcommittee of the Council on Diversity Affairs 
Community Work
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician 
  • Spanish class coordinator 
  • Utah Family-to-Family (F2F) Trainer 
  • Organizer of the first Suicide Prevention Conference in Spanish 
Ms. Villalta is a firm believer in the rights of and respect for all individuals, regardless of their creed, sexual orientation, age, language, cultural values, preferences or beliefs. She is dedicated to addressing the needs of communities in terms of full representation, guidance and support. She has made a commitment to assisting community residents in recognizing their essential role in U.S. society, regardless of their countries of origin.