Latino Advisory Council

As anchor institutions, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, RWJBarnabas Health, and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are committed to addressing the clinical and social factors that affect health outcomes by providing wellness initiatives, cancer education, local hiring and workforce development, contract opportunities for minority-owned and woman-owned businesses and improving the neighborhood and built environment. The Latino Advisory Council is a select group of cross sector community leaders that serve as advisors and partners for promoting equitable health and economic wellbeing of New Brunswick. Their insight and leadership, as well as the reciprocal flow of information will be key to our success in ensuring the health and well-being of our New Brunswick community and will help ensure that values, and cultural differences among persons and communities are respected.

Advisory Council Membership

Council Co-chairs:

headshotMariam Merced, MA, Director of Community Health Promotions, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, RWJBarnabas Health



headshotEvelyn Fuertes, NDTR, BA, Community Cancer Control Specialist, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey




Council Members:

headshotRosalba Camarillo, Rosie Rose Florist & Event Decorator

headshotLenin Fierro, Patient Advocate

headshotRev. Luciano Marquez, Pastor, First Baptist Church of New Brunswick

headshotJose Carlos Montes, M.Div, CEO, Puerto Rican Action Board

headshotDeborah Morgan, Secretary and Health Committee Chair, NAACP New Brunswick Chapter

headshotRosabel Pastrana, Community Health Worker, Healthy Homes Project

headshotEvelyn Rosa, Director New Brunswick Center, Middlesex College

headshotJimmie Staton, Community Member

headshotKimyatta Washington, MHSA, Vice President of Oncology Services, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital