Ginger Raya, EdD, MHA, MPA, BA
Dr. Ginger Raya is associate professor at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health. Dr. Raya is experienced faculty, a course developer and healthcare administrator for over 18 years. Prior to joining UTHealth, she was the Director of Physician Services at HCA Healthcare, where she specialized in ambulatory operations, acquisition and employment of healthcare providers and their practices.
She has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. She holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Health Professionals. She holds a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University. She is one of the co-founders of Women’s Educational Resource Entity. She is president-elect for the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Pioneers 21 and a member of the El Paso Chamber Healthcare Coalition. She is on the Board of Directors at evolve Federal Credit Union. She previously served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for KCOS-TV, El Paso's PBS Station.
Linda Gonzalez-Hensgen retired after a 43-year career in higher education, serving at UTEP as Director of Student Financial Aid and El Paso Community College as Executive Director of Financial Aid and Vice President of Student Services. At both institutions she was committed to improving access to higher education in our community and to improve students’ educational experience once enrolled. She began the citywide FAFSA night initiative, assisting families applying for financial aid for college. She served on the Board for the National and Southwest Associations of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Southwest Regional Council for the College Board, and the Department of Education FAFSA Redesign Team. State involvement included President of the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, TGSLC School Advisory Committee, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Financial Aid Advisory committee.
She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for Family Service of El Paso. Awards received include NASFAA Leadership Award and TASFAA Hall of Fame Award. Linda is a graduate of UTEP with a BBA in Management. Her husband David is a retired Police Lieutenant for UTEP. Her son, John is a full-time student and part-time employee at El Paso Community College.
Knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and intellectual leader are just a few words most often used to describe Linda Imai-Dixon. With over 40 years of experience in accounting for profit, non-profit, and governmental agencies, Linda has established herself as an innovative leader. In her current role as Director of Finance & Administration for the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, she has consistently found success through her effective communication skills and the unique ability to navigate the details.
Linda oversees a wide range of functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, procurement, strategic planning, payroll, training, and human resources. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business and accounting and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).