Sandra Martinez is the Vice President of Strategy & Partnerships at Methodist Healthcare Ministries where she oversees the Strategy and Impact department and the functions of strategic planning and development, research, and partnerships. Sandra provides strategic guidance and executive leadership in advancing MHM’s strategic plan to address systemic and root causes of health inequity. She is currently leading efforts to establish strategic partnerships that support cross sector collaboration and system level change while building MHM’s capacity as a partner, leader, and convener to advance health equity. Sandra received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Political Science. She has more than 20 years of community leadership experience serving in various capacities focused in the areas of health and human services, public policy, and nonprofit sector.