Cecilia’s career has been in health information management, specifically in helping hospitals and health systems select and implement an electronic health record. Now hospitals and most doctor’s offices have electronic health records (EHR’s). She has had the privilege of working at some of the largest health systems in the United States, including Memorial Hermann in Houston, UT Southwestern in Dallas, Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, and University of Washington and Children’s Hospital in Seattle.
A personal mission for her life has been helping single mothers, often working for minimum wage, get education and training to improve their career options and their families’ futures. Ms. Plata has served on several college boards for Health Information, and is a Mentor for Graduate Students in Health Informatics at the University of Washington (Seattle).
Ms. Plata’s husband, Dr. Ernesto Plata (from Colombia), was the Vice President of Wiley College for 15 years and during this time both Dr. and Mrs. Plata were especially supportive of international students, and specialized in helping Wiley minority students get into medical school.
The goals of the Right to Peace Foundation connect strongly with their efforts to help improve the lives of all people who struggle against unfairness, cruelty and hate.
Ms. Plata lives in Seattle, Washington and Jefferson, Texas with her husband and two daughters.
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