Frank D. Alvarez
Frank D. Alvarez, a native of Los Angeles, Calif., received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Calif.; a masters in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, Calif.; and the Stanford University/Kaiser Permanente Executive MBA Certificate Program.
Throughout his career, Mr. Alvarez has maintained a commitment to improving the educational attainment of the underrepresented and has been, and is, active in local and national educational activities. He currently serves on the Lumina Foundation board of directors, Indianapolis, Indiana. With assets of $1.25 B, Lumina is the nation’s largest foundation dedicated exclusively to advancing the higher educational attainment of Americans. Mr. Alvarez is also a trustee of Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT, and in the past, has been a member of the Arizona State Board of Education (chair, 2002), co-chair of the Pima County (Tucson, AZ) Business & Education Round Table and a past board member of the Arizona School Readiness Commission.
Mr. Alvarez is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU), the first new medical school in the Pacific Northwest in the past sixty (60) years. A nonprofit university, PNWU is dedicated to recruiting, educating and returning physicians and other health care professionals to underserved and rural communities in a five-state Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Utah and Montana.
As former president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Mr. Alvarez led the largest Hispanic Higher Education scholarship awarding organization working to strengthen the United States through advancing the academic advancement of Hispanic Americans. Since inception, HSF has awarded $350M in scholarships to more than 55,000 college attending Latinos.
Prior to HSF, Mr. Alvarez held several healthcare leaderships positions including president and chief executive officer of TMC HealthCare, a regional healthcare corporation serving southern Arizona and northern Mexico, where he was administratively responsible for oversight of the provision healthcare services delivered through three acute care hospitals and various outpatient facilities and subsidiaries to urban, rural, and native tribal peoples. As president and CEO of the Maricopa (Phoenix, Ariz.) Integrated Health System, the safety net, teaching hospital and outpatient network for Maricopa County (Phoenix) underserved populations, Mr. Alvarez was responsible for inpatient and outpatient services oversight, health plan administration, and physician contracting,
In California, Mr. Alvarez held various administrative positions with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, northern California region, serving from 1985-1995 as San Francisco Market vice president with administrative responsibilities for four acute care hospitals and a health plan population exceeding 300,000 members.