Cynthia Valadez is currently a consultant and health care advocate for Travis and Williamson Counties, and has been since 1995. She has provided health care services for clients in both counties, while also working to provide health care training and systems navigation education to community organizations and neighborhood groups.
Cynthia has also been a community health care worker since 2010. She previously worked with Latino Healthcare Forum, an Austin-based nonprofit organization concerned with reducing racial and ethnic health disparities.
Prior to this, Ms. Valadez was an Austin Fair Housing Project Coordinator at Urban Center and was responsible for the recruitment, hiring, education, and assignments for a study that proved existing discriminatory practices in Travis County, and was ultimately used as the foundation for changes to the Fair Housing Act.
Early in her professional career, Ms. Valadez was a community coordinator for the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project in 1982, as well as a paralegal with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General, from 1977 to 1978.
Cynthia Valadez was appointed to the Board of Managers by Travis County Commissioners Court to a four-year term in February, 2015.