Katina is a champion of health and wellness (exercise and healthy eating habits) with over two decades of experience in healthcare, public policy, communications and advocacy. Her mission is to equalize access to health care and advocate on behalf of adults living with chronic and cardiovascular disease.

Born out of the tragedy of losing her father, aunt and grandmother in a nine-month period,  as well as coping with her mother’s late stage diabetes & small vessel disease that lead to the amputation of all toes on her left foot and a right leg below the knee amputation, Katina is now focused on the prevention and reversal of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes via public policy/media awareness, exercise, nutrition and behavioral change.

A native New Yorker, Katina has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York. She holds national fitness and exercise certifications and completed the NYC and Philadelphia marathons.  Katina serves as the Prince George’s County, MD representative for the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs.  She was previously a Senior Obama Administration official serving in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce where she worked on global and domestic policy issues. Prior to her political appointment, she spent over twenty five years working in pharmaceuticals, media, non-profit, policy, fitness and healthcare. She is married and has two sons.

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