TAPCHW leadership is comprised of certified CHWs and CHW Instructors from CHW training centers and local/regional coalitions & associations across the great State of Texas including (but not limited to): Northeast Texas Community Health Worker Coalition, West Texas Community Health Worker/ Promotores Association, West Texas AHEC, National Community Health Worker Training Center - Texas A&M, DFW-CHW Association, Texas Gulf Coast CHW/Promotores (TGCCPA), & Tyler Junior College.

TAPCHW Interim Board of Directors (from left to right, top row): Kim Bush, Christie Cofer,Ashley Rodriguez, Denise Martinez, Julie St.John, Denise Hernandez. (from left to right, bottom row): Katy Nimmons, Debra Flores, Roxana Lopez, and intern Callie King. Not pictured: Dolontria Williams.


Photo taken November 2019


Our Mission is to support and expand opportunities for the CHW profession at the state and local level through advocacy, education, empowerment, and policy.

Our 2020 Goals
  • Plan and offer TAPCHW annual conference

  • Establish online presence through website, social media, workplace, and outreach

  • Engage in advocacy for the P/CHW workforce through biannual newsletter, legislative meetings, and collaborations with affiliates and organizations

  • Increase the number of member and affiliates in 2020 by offering opportunities for engagement, mentorship, and resource sharing across the state

Our Affiliate Member Organizations


We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that serves all Community Health Workers across Texas that is led by certified CHWs and CHW Instructors.


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