Global health Deputy, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
MPA, Baruch College
Leopolda Silvera, M.P.A., earned her Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College in 2013. She has been in the health-care field since 1999 with Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC), and has over time
acquired firsthand experience of health-care matters for which she has worked emphatically to improve in each of her capacities.
Ms. Silvera has a global health background with a focus on HIV/AIDS care for more than two decades. At EHC, she has had the opportunity to work with grant-funded HIV/AIDS partnerships in Russia and Ethiopia. For these exchange partnerships, she has worked in developing linkages in HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and medical educational training to promote knowledge and awareness of disease prevention.
She has received an honorary award from the US Agency for International Development and an American International Health Alliance Award for recognition toward improving the quality of care available to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Being part of the Global Health Institute at Elmhurst Hospital during the onset of COVID-19 and through the pandemic has led Ms. Silvera to be at the forefront, working with outreach efforts for COVID-19 testing and vaccination, and educational programs for the community. In her role as Global Health Deputy, she has worked in a variety of capacities, including serving diversely ethnic patient populations and bridging the access gap for these communities through collaborations with local groups and leaders.