Company: Service Area, Department of Mental Health
Location: Lake View Terrace, California, United States
Leticia Muniz-Guevara, Appointee of the Service Area of the Department of Mental Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mental health advocacy.
Inspired to rise above her own circumstances, Ms. Muniz-Guevara has dedicated he career to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health treatment for the Hispanic population. Over the course of her career, she found notable success as an SUC Advisor to two mayors and an advocate advisor for the Department of Mental Health in Los Angeles County, California. As an appointee of the Service Area within the Department of Mental Health since 1994, she services the northern portion of the San Fernando Valley with policymaking and program development with a $50,000 budget for mental health treatment options. As an advocate for mental health, she is tasked with distributing social security and individual education plan applications and providing housing, urgent care, self-esteem programs and relaxation programs. Moreover, she contributed her expertise with President Bill Clinton’s staff to establish a nationwide faith-based initiative to reach vulnerable community members who did not have access to mental health treatment.
Though her career has been suffused with highlights, Ms. Muniz-Guevara is most proud of her work with President Vicente Fox of Mexico and President George W. Bush of the United States to prevent chaos on the border. Additionally, she is gratified to have spearheaded the movement to encourage police officers to wear body cameras while on duty in Los Angeles County. For her contributions in the field, she is honored to have been named to the Wall of Tolerance by the Poverty Law Center. Additionally, she is the recipient of a Certification and Recognition from the Senate as an Advisor, Letters from the White House, the Liaison Appreciation from the Mental Health Commission and an award from the Board of Supervisors of the Mental Health Commission. Above all, she dedicates her Marquis honor to her mother, Flor Estela Hernandez, her father, Raul, and her aunt, Eva Guevara, who inspired her to empower others and change lives through small acts of charity such as making soup for sick community members.
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