Angelina Salazar is CEO of Grand Junction-based Western Healthcare Alliance (WHA). She has led WHA and its affiliated companies, Healthcare Management and the Community Care Alliance, since July 2018. Prior to that she served as WHA’s vice president of outreach and communications. Her health care experience also includes marketing and business development roles at a critical access hospital. She started her career in education, advancing from outreach coordinator to regional development director for a national nonprofit.
Angelina holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Spanish, two master’s degrees in language acquisition and psychology, and a certification in mediation and conflict resolution. She is dedicated to solving rural health challenges through collaboration to help build visibility, impact, and financial stability. She currently serves on the Saybrook University Board of Trustees, Regis University Health Sciences Advisory Board, Prime Health Advisory Board, and as Chair for the National Cooperative of Health Networks Board of Directors.
She was named a Girl Scouts of Colorado Woman of Distinction in 2019. She is an outdoors enthusiast whose hobbies include hiking, backpacking, traveling, dirt biking, mountain biking and trail running.