Ambrocia Lopez, Director of Missions Programs, Honored for her Dedication to a Healthy Orange County

Ambrocia Lopez, Director of Missions Programs, Honored for her Dedication to a Healthy Orange County

The OC Health Access and Enrollment Task Force recently honored Komen OC’s own Director of Missions Programs Ambrocia Lopez for her dedication and advocacy for men and women’s health at the task force’s annual luncheon. Each year, an Orange County health enroller/promotor is recognized for his or her work supporting the whole health of community members.

So how does Ambroica feel about being recognized for her whole health advocacy? She says, “I am honored to have been recognized for the work my team and I are able to do every day for the men and women in Orange County who need it most. With five women diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman dying of the disease every day in our county, it is imperative we do everything we can to care and advocate for these individuals and their families.”

Ambrocia has been a part of the Komen OC team, serving the greater Orange County community for more than nine years. She oversees the implementation and evaluation of our missions programming, including the grant making process, community outreach, education, health policy and special initiatives. She is responsible for guiding our strategic response to gaps in access to care, including the Mobile Mammography initiative that brings free mammography screenings to low income, uninsured and underinsured women throughout Orange County.

Our staff, volunteers and survivors advocate for community outreach and action so that more women and men in Orange County can utilize screening services, physicians and treatment they may otherwise have been unable to access. Our initiatives aim to support local patients, caregivers, survivors, and those diagnosed with metastatic disease, with resources including patient navigation, access to clinical trials, free mammograms, wigs, transportation, diagnostics services, education and financial assistance.

Congratulations to Ambrocia for this incredible recognition and thank you for the amazing work you do for breast cancer survivors, metastatic thrivers and their families.