Britta Guerrero currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc (SNAHC), a AAAHC accredited, Patient Centered Medical Home certified (PCMH), non-profit urban Indian health center. In economically challenging times, SNAHC has emerged as a leader in the provision of quality health care delivered through a culturally competent, family-centered and wrap around delivery system. To further demonstrate their commitment health leadership and to the patient centered philosophy, SNAHC was the first organization in the state of California to receive recognition as a AAAHC-Patient Centered Health Home. Under Britta’s leadership SNAHC has expanded its operating budget from $248,000 to $25 million in ten years’ time. Britta graduated from Humboldt State University in 1996 and began her healthcare career in non-profit clinics; she has extensive experience working within non-profit hospital systems and comprehensive knowledge of quality improvement systems, including AAAHC, JACHO, and IMQ. Her passion for healthcare for the underserved brought her back to service within her own community. She takes the responsibility of representing an Indian organization very seriously, and has made it her personal/professional mission to insure Native American’s have access to healthcare in urban areas such as Sacramento, a population that is often overlooked, tremendously underserved and is still suffering from disproportionate health disparities.
Ms. Guerrero is a founding member and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the California Consortium of Urban Indian Health (CCUIH); she also serves on the Central Valley Health Network (CVHN) and California Primary Care Associations (CPCA) Board of Directors, Executive Committee. Britta was named one of 2013’s “40 under 40” and in 2014 was the first recipient of the “Leader of Tomorrow” award presented by Congresswoman Matsui and Senator Darrell Steinberg. In 2015, Britta was selected by the Sacramento Business Journal, as a “Women Who Mean Business” honoree and was most recently profiled by Comstock’s Magazine, Women in Leadership series. Her most important role however, is as a wife and a mother to her 2 children, to whom she credits her ability to be flexible yet firm. Guerrero is an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.