My name is Angie Mayorga and I am on the Membership and DEI sub committees for ACHE of MA. I am a grad student, individual contributor, cheer/soccer/dance mom to my 6 year old daughter, and am also someone who is passionate about healthcare administration and public health. I have worked in various segments within healthcare over the last eight years including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health insurance companies (both private and public), medical supply chain, and healthcare technology. With my experience, I have also obtained a certificate in healthcare leadership at Duke University and am currently at Boston College for my Masters in Healthcare Administration set to graduate in 2023.
Currently I am a Senior Customer Success Manager for athenahealth and work specifically on the Payer division with Payer clients. In addition to my position I also am the Membership Communications Lead for our new Hispanic/Latinx diversity employee resource group within athenaDiversity. This is a brand new ERG that has been in the working stages since February 2022, I started with athenahealth in January 2022 and quickly wanted to be part of the leadership team to implement this new ERG. Prior to athenahealth, I was a Membership lead for Cardinal Health employee resource group called “HOLA” where I helped grow the membership base at 90% rate. I have a passion for Hispanic/Latinx awareness as well as inclusivity which is why I am also part of the Latino Caucus for Public Health and I also serve on the Young Professionals Board for MSPCC (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).
I was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Massachusetts. My parents are from Central America with my father being from Nicaragua and my mother from Honduras. From early on Spanish was my first language and they both encouraged that I speak Spanish only at home and English outside the home. Through them I also learned how paramount it is to work hard, break barriers, and if anyone rejected me it was just a form of “redirection”. The values they instilled in me and also from a cultural standpoint, I was able to own my “latinidad” and being bilingual has made a huge difference in my work life as well as when I am volunteering out in the community. Latinos often lack access to healthcare and have poor outcomes despite being the second fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the country; it seems many are still lacking access and knowledge. What compelled me to be part of healthcare administration is to see what happens behind the scenes and also when I volunteer for organizations I am able to marry my wealth of healthcare knowledge and truly see how outcomes can be improved. This is what has been the most important for me and how I know my continuous passion for healthcare and hunger for knowledge as well as my desire to be part of the change has impacted my career overall.