Julie Bazan, MHA, CHW | Executive Director
Julie Bazan is the Executive Director for the Area Health Education Center of the Mid Rio Grande Border Region (Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Duval, La Salle and Dimmit Counties), an outreach program under the UT Health San Antonio. As the Executive Director, she is responsible for providing leadership, direction and fiscal oversight to the existing programs which serve the Mid Rio Grande Border Region residents; developing new opportunities to support the educational resources for the practicing health care professionals, and implementing programs to encourage students, of all grade levels, to pursue higher education and possibly a career in health care. She has over 25 years of experience in non-profit administration as well as program development and design to meet the needs of medically underserved communities in the South Texas region. She began her career with AHEC in 1993 and became Executive Director in 2010.
She contributes to numerous community-based research projects at the local, state, and national levels on a variety of health issues impacting residents. She is an active member of the National AHEC Organization (NAO).
In April 2018, she was nominated and approved to serve as an NAO board member and Treasurer. She currently serves as Chair of the Finance Committee and Vice-Chair of the Center Directors Constituency Group. Her commitment and passion for improving the lives of others have contributed to numerous successful projects in the region. She is an active member in the community serving on numerous boards and committees. She holds a Graduate Degree in Health Administration and her undergraduate studies are in social sciences. Julie is a graduate of the TAMIU Non-profit Leadership Management Certification Program and is now a candidate for a Doctoral of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. She is a Licensed Community Health Worker and holds certifications in nonprofit leadership management, CPR, Community Emergency Response, and Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Contact Julie: (956) 712-0037 | (956) 712-8601 (Fax) | 1505 Calle Del Norte Dr. Suite 430, Laredo, Texas 78041
Hazel Medellin, BAA, CHW-I, CHW | Academic & Continuing Educations Coordinator
Hazel Medellin is a valued member of the Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC. Beginning her service career in 2011, her vital roles as the conference coordinator and accounting coordinator are equally important and contribute greatly to the success of the Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC programs in the region. She is responsible for various continuing education programs offered for health care providers, educators, law enforcement personnel and social service providers in Dimmit, Duval, LaSalle, Jim Hogg, Webb, and Zapata counties. Hazel earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She is a recent graduate of the non-profit business program offered by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce. She is a Licensed Community Health Worker and holds certifications in non-profit management, CPR, Community Emergency Response, and Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Contact Hazel: (956) 712-0037 | (956) 712-8601 (Fax) | 1505 Calle Del Norte Dr. Suite 430, Laredo, Texas 78041
Vicky Morales, AAS, CHW-I, CHW | Academic & Continuing Educations Coordinator
Vicky Morales is conference coordinator and administrative assistant to the Executive Director at the Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC. She has been a very valuable part of AHEC since 2012 and her phenomenal administrative skills in support of all the projects contribute significantly to all the projects serving residents in South Texas. Vicky's dedication, commitment, and compassionate manner are characteristics that enable her to always go above and beyond her area with a smile.
She graduated from Laredo College with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences. Vicky is a recent graduate of the non-profit business program offered by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce. She is a Licensed Community Health Worker and holds certifications in non-profit management, CPR, Community Emergency Response, and Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Contact Vicky: (956) 712-0037 | (956) 712-8601 (Fax) |1505 Calle Del Norte Dr. Suite 430, Laredo, Texas 78041