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 at El Buen Samaritano. She previously served as the chief strategy officer at Integral Care where she oversaw policy administration, communications, outreach and planning. During that time, she 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, 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.
DEBBIE DEL VALLE, LPC, Chief Programs 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 worked in the TB bureau on cluster investigations as well as with the HIV Bureaus Division for Care Treatment and Housing. She later joined Doctors Without Borders as a TB Doctor for an HIV program in Northwest Uganda, and continued on as an Epidemiologist for a measles outbreak in Malawi, tracking over 160,000 cases in collaboration with District Public Health Officers across the country. She returned to Uganda with the University of Ottawa to assist two of the largest HIV care providers in Africa to develop and improve capacity for research, including development of Institutional Review Boards. In 2011, she returned to NYC where she served patients living with HIV in Brownsville and achieved credentialing as an HIV Care provider. She also served as the founding Medical Director for the Rockaways Free Clinic managed by Doctors of the World USA in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as well as for a new start health center based in New Life Church in Elmhurst, Queens. She has worked as a primary care physician at Settlement Health in Spanish Harlem as well as the Associate Medical Director for NYC’s Health + Hospitals outpatient facility in the South Bronx.
KAREN LANGLEY, Development Director
Langley is an experienced non-profit development officer and administrator with more than 30 years of leading non-profit organizations with 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.
Karen has served several non-profits in positions of board member and as a volunteer. She 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 is a graduate of Simpson College, where she earned a BA in Political Science. She also earned Certificates from the University of Texas in Management of Non-Profit Organizations and Strategic Non-Profit Management.