Our advisors are important and influential organizations that are key to LINI’s success. The main goal of our advisory group is to provide guidance and support for the development of skills to successfully carry out the mission of the organization. Great advisors will inspire, support, and challenge LINI so it can reach a high level of success. LINI is proud to have a diverse, committed, and experienced group of leading organizations as our advisors.

Roles and Responsibilities

Advisors can:

  • Support development activities
  • Counsel on overall strategies for success
  • Create and/or implement relevant programs for Hispanics
  • Assist LINI through its members’ knowledge of the community

Our Advisors

Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition

The LAHIDAN Mission is to celebrate Latino cultural foods and traditions; focus on health and nutrition issues impacting Hispanics; promote cultural competency; advance food and nutrition practice and public policy; support leadership development and recognition; position LAHIDAN and its members as key resources in the field.

LifeCare, Inc.

LifeCare is a leading provider of health and productivity solutions dedicated to helping individuals, families and their loved ones achieve their objectives of total health, wellness and life balance through highly effective programs and services. For more than two decades, LifeCare has been offering cost saving benefits that help clients reduce their most pervasive absenteeism and productivity drains, including child care, elder care, caregiving support, health and wellness issues and more.

National Association of Community Heath Centers

To address the widespread lack of access to basic health care, Community Health Centers serve 20 million people at more than 7,000 sites located throughout all 50 states and U.S. territories.

Health centers depend in large part on public financial help and need a unified voice and common source for research, information, training and advocacy.
To address these needs, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) organized in 1971. NACHC works with a network of state health center and primary care organizations to serve health centers in a variety of ways.

The mission of the NACHC is: “To promote the provision of high quality, comprehensive and affordable health care that is coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and community directed for all medically underserved populations.”

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses(NAHN) was founded in 1975 by Ildaura Murillo-Rohde, PhD, RN, ND, FAAN. It evolved out of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Spanish-Speaking/Spanish Surname Nurses’ Caucus, which was formed during the American Nurses Association convention in San Francisco in 1974. In 1976, the organization became the National Association of Spanish-Speaking / Spanish-Surnamed Nurses, which was renamed as the National Association of Hispanic Nursesin 1979.

NAHN launched its official professional peer reviewed publication, Hispanic Health Care International (HHCI) at the 27th Annual Conference held July 2002 in Miami, Florida. HHCI is bilingual journal (English and Spanish) and is published four times a year.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – NCMHEP

As part of its mission, the NICHD strives to help improve the health of children, adults, families, and communities not only in the United States, but throughout the world as well. Our neighbors in the global community often want the same things for themselves and their families as we do—health, happiness, security, and peace. Working together to achieve these things is mutually beneficial; it’s as good for us as it is for our partners.

National Latino Children’s Institute

The National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI) was founded in 1997 as a national non-profit organization whose primary focus is Hispanic children birth through 18 years of age. NLCI is the only national organization that focuses exclusively on young Latinos. Its mission is to concentrate the nation’s attention on issues and challenges facing young Latinos and to assist communities in finding solution to these issues. NLCI carries out its mission by working with community organizations and national partners. Their history and expertise in working with the Latino community, along with the staff’s commitment and strong relationships with organizations across the country makes NLCI ideally suited to create and implement strategies that eliminate barriers to building healthy communities for young Latinos.

Pediatric Nutrition Dietetic Practice

The Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group (PNPG) is a dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). We are an active group of more than 3000 practitioners who provide nutrition services for the pediatric population in a variety of settings.

Our members include registered dietitians (RDs), dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs), and other ADA members who recognize the vital role of good nutrition in the growth and development of infants, children and adolescents. PNPG activities focus on education, research, networking, and service.

PNPG is dedicated to promoting optimal nutrition as a part of healthy lifestyles for all infants, children and adolescents through education, research and service by qualified dietetics professionals.

Public Health/ Community Nutrition Group

Members of Public Health/Community Nutrition Practice Group (PHCNPG), a dietetic practice group (DPG) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), are a dynamic group of more than 1,500 registered dietitians and diet technicians, who are involved in program planning and evaluation, education, direct care and consultation services, policy, and research in the United States and abroad. Our members work in partnership with other health professionals and stakeholders to serve the public through the promotion of optimal community nutrition, health, and well being.

Women’s Health Dietetics Practice Group

Women’s Health members address women’s health and nutrition issues relative to the life stages that are unique to women including preconception, prenatal, postpartum, lactation and menopause. Members provide health and nutrition education for healthy women of reproductive age and deliver medical nutrition therapy to women with reproductive or medical complications. Nutrition interventions have the potential to improve the health of women and their children, and reduce both pregnancy complications and lifelong disease risk. Membership benefits include a quarterly newsletter and the Women’s Health Report, which contains cutting-edge articles and professional practice tips. Members also enjoy continuing professional education and networking sessions at national and state conferences. Alliances and partnerships with obstetric, perinatology and women’s health groups create a vast network for professional growth and personal development. Additionally, the website and listserve allow members to freely exchange ideas, to explore career pathways and to communicate electronically. Leading the future of dietetics in women’s health.

Working Mother Media

We are a group of dietitians, dietetic technicians, and students who are current members of The American Dietetic Association. Women’s Health (WH) DPG members address women’s health and nutrition issues relative to the life stages that are unique to women including preconception, prenatal, postpartum, lactation and menopause. Join and keep abreast of the latest issues and developments in women’s health, share expertise, expand skills, and participate in committees and projects. A dedicated Champion of culture change, Working Mothers Media, a subsidiary of Bonnier Corp., is the largest multimedia company in the country focused on diversity and the advancement of women.


The National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative @ ZERO TO THREE (NITCCI) is a project of the Child Care Bureau. NITCCI works collaboratively with Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators and other partners to advance system initiatives to improve the quality and supply of infant/toddler child care. Through customized technical assistance, NITCCI works with States, Territories, and Tribes to develop a deeper knowledge about specific elements of the early care and education system that supports quality infant/toddler child care. NITCCI collects and disseminates information on infant/toddler child care supply, investments, and initiatives; produces materials and resources; and responds to requests for information and technical assistance related to infant/toddler child care.