Deputy Minister of Social Protection
He has conducted research on health services access and costs, social security systems in the world, health hiring systems, financing, insurance, and other health matters.
Professionally, he was working as Secretary of Health of Barranquilla but had served as manager of Bienestar IPS, advisor to the Fiscal Support department of the Ministry of Finance, advisor to the High Council for the Regions and Citizen Participation, consultant to the United Nations (UNDP), and interim mayor of Barranquilla in 2011, among other positions.
Her previous professional challenge was in the Legal Advisory Office of the National Superintendency of Health. She has extensive experience in the sector, with over 20 years in management of insurance companies such as Famisanar, Sanitas and Colsanitas.
She holds a master's degree in Health Administration and a specialization in Administrative Law.
The new deputy minister, originally from Bogota, will take on challenges such as the continuance of the Final Point Agreement (the National Government's major commitment to bring past due health accounts up to date) and leading the mechanisms for sustainability and Colombians' right to health such as assurance, maximum budgets, maximum recovery values, exclusions and financing.