Health access program has a new director

December 07, 2008|By Larry Carson

Liddy Garcia-Bunuel, 44, a Baltimore resident who has experience with nonprofit groups and health-related programs, has been hired as executive director of Healthy Howard Inc., the new health access program for the county's uninsured residents.

Garcia-Bunuel started the job last month , she said, after moving to Baltimore from the Eastern Shore with her husband and their two sons. She has also lived in El Salvador, Oakland, Calif., Seattle, and Chicago since leaving the Baltimore area in 1989, she said.

She replaced David Minges, 49, who was hired as director in May but left in September without public notice. Phone and e-mail messages for Minges left by a reporter were not returned, and Healthy Howard officials refused to comment on his departure.

Garcia-Bunuel's most recent job was executive director of Cambridge Main Street in Dorchester County, a downtown revitalization program. She held that job for four years.

Previously, she worked in programs involving infant mortality outreach and a health access program in Washington state. From 1995 to 1998, Garcia-Bunuel was education and survey coordinator for a study on HIV/Aids care in Illinois.

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