January 3, 2022
AUSTIN — CommUnityCare Health Centers has selected Anna M. Lozoya to serve as its Chief Legal and Risk Officer. Lozoya is both a registered nurse and an attorney with years of leadership experience in health care systems in Florida and Illinois that serve low-income populations.
“Anna’s background makes her uniquely positioned to support CommUnityCare and our mission of strengthening the health and well-being of the communities we serve in Central Texas,” said Chief Executive Officer Jaeson Fournier. “More than that, her passion and commitment to bettering lives in underserved communities will benefit the 123,000-plus patients we care for in and around Austin.”
Lozoya began in her role on Jan. 3. She comes from North Shore Medical Center in Miami, where she has served as the Patient Safety Officer and Risk Manager. She previously worked as Associate General Counsel of Risk for Sinai Health System and Risk Manager at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, both in Chicago.
As a nurse for more than 15 years, Lozoya has also directly cared for patients in areas from oncology to wound care and critical care, and she worked nights and weekends in hospitals to help pay for law school.
“I understand the population we serve and am excited and honored to join CommUnityCare and come to Austin,” Lozoya said. “Health care is where I feel most at home. Being involved in the community and helping patients in small and large ways can make a true difference in people’s lives.”
CommUnityCare’s more than 27 Central Texas locations provide outpatient primary health care, dental care, pediatric, specialty care, lab, radiology, mammography, pharmacy, and behavioral health services.
Lozoya said that working for a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) will allow her to “come full circle” since doctors and nurses at an FQHC in Florida cared for her after she accidentally drank cleaning products as a baby.
“They saved my life and FQHCs have always played a very special role for me,” she said,
As CommUnityCare’s chief legal and risk officer, Lozoya will oversee its compliance, legal, and risk mitigation efforts.
A native of Florida, Lozoya graduated from Florida International University before earning her nursing degree from the University of Miami, law degree from DePaul University and MBA from North Park University.
Among the many honors and accolades in her career, she has served as regional president of the Hispanic National Bar Association and, this year, received the association’s Regional President of the Year Award. Previously, she received the National Association of Hispanic Nurses 40 under 40 recognition.
Central Texas Community Health Centers dba CommUnitycare is a 501c(3) nonprofit and an FQHC that provides high-quality and accessible care to underserved communities in Austin and surrounding areas without regard to insurance status.