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Dr. José S. Villa

Member of the Board of Directors

Dr. José S. Villa assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer, succeeding John E. Menditto, who had skillfully guided ECMHSP through the Designation Renewal System before resuming his position as Chief Legal Officer. Dr. Villa, following in the footsteps of Rafael Guerra, prioritized the enhancement of service quality and the transition towards a direct service model. During this period, ECMHSP saw a substantial increase in the number of non-mobile, seasonal families it served. Furthermore, eligibility for the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program expanded to encompass all families engaged in "agricultural labor," extending beyond those solely involved in tree and field crop harvesting and production

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