Arcora Staff)

Laura Flores, JD

Health Equity Lead Strategist

Laura Flores Cantrell joined the Arcora Foundation staff in May 2014 and serves as Health Equity Lead Strategist. She previously served as Director of Policy with the Latino Center for Health Research, Policy, and Practice at the University of Washington. Laura also served as Executive Director of Latino Community Fund of Washington, a statewide philanthropic organization.

Over the last 20 years, her professional experience has focused on strategies to reduce health disparities and improve access to care for farmworkers, youth in foster care, the homeless and other underserved populations.  As Deputy Director at the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, a regional association of safety net clinics, she worked with migrant and community health centers in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska.

An attorney by training, Laura was Assistant General Counsel for a privately held company prior to entering the nonprofit sector. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate degree. In her free time, she serves on the national board of directors for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a legal civil rights organization that promotes social change as the “law firm of the Latino community.”

Laura can be contacted at lflores@arcorafoundation.org