Adriana Velasco, MSN, MPH, CNS, LNC, joins the Senior Management Team at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center with 27 years of experience in healthcare and healthcare consulting. She is highly regarded as an outgoing, result-driven leader, mentor, motivator and change agent who utilizes a collaborative approach to developing and executing solutions with key stakeholders. Ms. Velasco is highly skilled in operations including cost efficiency, productivity and resource management, LEAN approach to quality management and strategic planning.
Her most recent experience includes the responsibility for administration and operational activities for five med-surg/telemetry units at Kaiser Permanente where she worked with all clinical departments to stabilize nursing during the COVID pandemic. She was also brought on board at the Community Hospital Long Beach, CA to assist in its reopening as its Chief Nursing Officer and its Operations Officer. Ms. Velasco is an experienced community health educator, diabetes educator and Chief Nursing Officer fully fluent in both English and Spanish.
Ms. Velasco earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in California, Master of Science, Nursing/Public Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Legal Nurse Consultant at the California State University of Long Beach, California. Among her professional accolades, she has received recognition and awards in the fields of healthcare and education as well as for her continuous efforts in diabetes care as a volunteer and as a board member of the National American Diabetes Association.
She and her husband have three adult daughters and in her spare time, she still enjoys running marathons.