Raul joined Aunt Martha’s in 1993 after serving 10 years in the United States Air Force as an Executive and Budget Officer. He worked as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer from 1993 to 2002 when he transitioned into the role of Chief Operations Officer.
Raul became Aunt Martha’s Chief Executive Officer in 2009, and was named the organization’s President & CEO in 2013.
Since assuming oversight of the agency’s operations, Raul has guided Aunt Martha’s transformation from what was primarily a child welfare and social service provider into one of Illinois’ largest integrated systems of healthcare and human services. In 2003, Aunt Martha’s three community health center locations provided less than 20,000 patient visits. In fiscal year 2013, Aunt Martha’s served nearly 80,000 patients and provided more than 310,000 primary care, women’s health, dental and mental health visits at 18 health center locations.
Raul is a passionate advocate for underserved and vulnerable individuals and communities. His experience and knowledge as a leader comes not just from more than 20 years in an executive role at Aunt Martha’s, but in his work to earn three Masters degrees: a Masters of Science degree in Management Communications from Northwestern University; an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business; and a Masters of Science degree in Public Service from DePaul University. That work has been bolstered by his completion of the Managing Healthcare Delivery (2011), Emerging Issues in Healthcare (2013) and Value Measurement for Health Care (2014) programs at Harvard University Business School.
Raul’s leadership extends well beyond his role at Aunt Martha’s. In addition to his full-time responsibilities as Aunt Martha’s President and CEO, Raul’s commitments include:
- Treasurer, Board of Managers of the Together4Health care coordination entity (CCE)
- Vice President, Better Health Network accountable care entity (ACE) Lurie Children’s Hospital Advisory Board
- the Board of Directors of Roseland Community Hospital
the Board of Directors of the Illinois Collaboration on Youth