Diana Gomez is the director of public health for the Yuma County Public Health Services District. Diana has worked in public health for over 20 years and has served on various local, state, and national committees and workgroups to build and sustain collaborative partnerships that promote safe, healthy, and resilient communities. Diana is the current president of the Arizona Local Health Officers Association. She is a member of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (Southern Region) and is co-vice president of the Binational Health and Environmental Council an organization that facilitates collaboration among local, state, federal, private and non-for profit groups. Diana is a Flinn-Brown Fellow and was recently recognized by the Kresge Foundation as an Emerging Leader in Public Health. Diana graduated from the University of Arizona and obtained a Master in Public Health degree from Grand Canyon University. She has an interest in community-health research and policy development and actively mentors students interested in health care careers.