Fiorella Horna is the Campaign's statewide Latino Coordinator. She is the owner and operator of Fiorella Consulting and Training Services (formerly known as Latin Life), a business dedicated to expanding the capacity of organizations and their workforce to achieve its mission and purposes with particular emphasis on reaching, engaging, and building health and quality of life for culturally-diverse populations among racial/ethnic minorities, the poor, new immigrants, and disabled communities.
She is a proud mother of two and native of Lima, Peru. She immigrated to the United States with her parents at the age of five and grew up in New York City, New York where she received her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from Hunter College. She later moved to North Carolina in 1992 where she expanded her work in building health in communities through grassroots action and collaborative partnerships.
Most of her career life, Fiorella has held positions focused on improving systems that impact the health and quality of life for communities. She has worked as a health educator, community activist, trainer, and consultant. She has been an advocate for social change and for the creation of more representation of ethnic/racial, new immigrant, and poor populations. She has developed materials and made presentations on topics related to community engagement, leadership development, health promotion, health education, the elimination of health disparities, coalition-building, and the development of cultural competent systems of care.
Recently, she was appointed to the Wake County Board of Health by County Commissioners to help inform public health policy. In 2011, she was appointed by Governor Bev Purdue to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hispanic/Latino Affairs where she served as Co-Chair to the Council. She also served as Board Member for the North Carolina Justice Center and is active on several other task forces and committees.
In 2009, she was selected to be a National Rural Health Association Fellow and served on the Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Committee to inform equity and elimination of disparities for minority populations. In that same year, she was selected as a Jim Bernstein Fellow and is working to advance and support rural healthcare.
In the spring of 2005, Fiorella was selected to be one of 50 individuals chosen nationally out of 300 applicants to participate in the “Emerging Leader’s in Public Health Fellowship” through UNC’s Institute of Public Health and the Kenan-Flagler School of business. She graduated from this fellowship in February 2006 with special “team” recognition for most innovative project.
In 2004, she was awarded the “Community Impact” award from La Conexion for her contributions in health. She is also a fellow for the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture.
She resides in Cary, North Carolina and enjoys theater, dance, the arts, travel, aerobic exercise, and weight training.