Veronica Dela Rosa has spent over 25 years in the healthcare industry. She currently serves as the executive vice president of operations at San Ysidro Health. Her responsibilities include overseeing clinic operations, IT, population health and performance excellence, human resources, compliance and diversity and inclusion initiatives. In both her career and community involvement, Veronica has a long history of advocating for women’s health, social justice and health equity. She has helped shape multiple non-profit organizations as a board member and continues that work today. Here Veronica tells us about her passion for workforce development.
Why are you passionate about workforce development?
My long-standing career in healthcare has defined my interest in devoting my time and commitment to eliminating social determinants of health. This journey has led me to many board appointments as this work has many cycles of challenges. The San Diego Workforce Partnership addresses the workforce aspect of underserved populations, and this is where my purpose and passion align.
If you had $1M to donate to a workforce development program, what would you want done with it?
I would examine each workforce pipeline currently in demand and prioritize expanding trainings and internships with the understanding that each impacted individual who will benefit would “pay-it-forward” with some type of volunteerism, to continue the cycle of empowerment.
What do you like best about being on the Workforce Development Board?
Although fairly new to the Workforce Development Board, I quickly felt welcomed and engaged. It is exciting to be part of a group that is focused and dedicated to the fundamental belief that upward mobility employment is the path to healthier communities.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy reading, exercising and spending time with family. I have three grown children and a blessed to be a grandmother of three.