Lydia (Rosie) Valadez-McStay

Member

Vice President, Texas Children’s Hospital 

Board Member since 2019.

Rosie currently leads Texas Children’s local, state, and federal legislative and community advocacy initiatives. Texas Children’s is the nation’s largest children’s hospital system. She is an expert in pediatric and maternal health care policies specific to Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), 1115 Medicaid waivers, managed care, community health collaborations, and population health. She brings 15 years of extensive experience in department and team management, adept in organization and program strategy development and its implementation, legislative procedure and lobbying, grassroots advocacy, public relations, public health program design, and project management. She began her tenure at Texas Children’s in 2002 as the Director of Government relations, and then went on to serve as the Director of Community Benefits in 2010. 

Rosie holds a Masters degree in Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and a Bachelors of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin. She has worked in the Texas House of Representatives Public Health Committee as a Committee Clerk and as a staff member for Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard through a graduate fellowship program with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. She currently ins a Community Board Member of the YMCA of Greater Houston, Harriet and Joe Foster Facility.

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