Maria Milagros Kneusel is a Registered Nurse and has a master’s in nursing education, a master’s in healthcare ethics, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice with an emphasis in quality improvement. Maria has worked in various clinical settings from acute care to public health. Currently she is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant at Centura Health. Maria is also an affiliate professor of nursing at Regis University, where she teaches Health Policy. Her professional interests focus on the dignified care of underserved populations, and the use of Promotoras (Latino community health workers) to improve care access for Latino communities. Maria is the past president of the Denver chapter of the National Association of Hispanic nurses and received the National Hispanic Nurse of the Year award in 2021 for her efforts to vaccinate and educate the Latino community during the Covid pandemic.