People who love what they do
ILIANA GILMAN, Chief Executive Officer
Working towards health equity, Gilman and her team focus on increasing access to services and quality of care. She previously served as the chief strategy officer at Integral Care where she oversaw policy administration, communications, outreach and planning. During that time, she was appointed to the inaugural National Council’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program, as well as developed programming on cultural competency as part of the Medicaid Waiver program. Gilman is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives, and the International Hispanic Network. She is the public policy chair for One Voice and chairs the advocacy committee for Justice for Our Neighbors. Gilman has also served on The Safe Alliance (SafePlace) and Austin Hospice boards. She has an M.A. from The New School University in New York City and a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.
JILL BATTON, PHR, SHRM-CP, Chief Administrative Officer
Batton provides strategic leadership of internal administrative and operational management functions to align with organizational objectives, including direct oversight of compliance efforts, risk management, contracting, human resources, organizational development, volunteer engagement, facilities, and office services. She also monitors and provides guidance on all ethics and governance matters for El Buen and functions as the organization’s HIPAA Privacy Officer and Compliance Officer. Previously, she held a number of human resources and compliance positions in large private-sector corporations, and has served on the boards of multiple women’s interest nonprofits and professional associations. She received a bachelor’s in business management and a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University.
ROBERT STEELE, Chief Financial Officer
Steele leads the financial functions of El Buen, including accounting, budget, credit, insurance, tax and treasury functions. He has held CFO positions with Federally Qualified Health Centers in Minnesota and Missouri, and worked at Coopers & Lybrand in Dallas and New York City. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, and is a certified public accountant.
DEBBIE DEL VALLE, LPC, Consumer Rights Officer
Del Valle was one of the two first behavioral health consultants to work in a primary care setting as a representative of behavioral health in 2003. Thanks to the success of this integration, integrated services expanded to cover more clinics in town. She is an advocate for addressing behavioral health conditions in different settings. Del Valle holds a Master degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston MA. She is a member of the National Latino for Healthcare Executives and the Texas Network of Youth Services.
AMBER FEATHERSTONE-UWAGUE, MD MPH, , Medical Director
Featherstone-Uwague is a family and preventive Medicine physician with experience in domestic and international public health, healthcare administration and clinical medicine. She has worked at Settlement Health in Spanish Harlem and as the associate medical director for NYC’s Health + Hospitals in South Bronx. Previously, she was with the TB bureau and the HIV Bureaus Division for Care Treatment and Housing. She later joined Doctors Without Borders for an HIV program in Uganda, followed as an epidemiologist for a measles outbreak in Malawi. Then at the University of Ottawa, she assisted two of the largest HIV care providers in Africa develop and improve capacity for research, including the development of Institutional Review Boards. She is the founding medical director for the Rockaways Free Clinic managed by Doctors of the World USA after Hurricane Sandy, as well as the New Life Church in Elmhurst, Queens.
KAREN LANGLEY, Development Director
Langley has more than 30 years experience in development and administration with non-profits that have social and economic justice missions. Her expertise in fund-raising, planned giving, and donor relations has been instrumental in helping non-profits such as Mo Ranch Assembly and Family Eldercare grow and serve their constituents. Langley was appointed by the Austin City Council as a Community Development Commissioner and to the East View Campus Advisory Committee for Austin Community College. She was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur award in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and was named the Leader of the Year for the Austin Peace and Justice Coalition in 1998. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Simpson College and certificates from The University of Texas at Austin in Management of Non-Profit Organizations and Strategic Non-Profit Management.