Avein Saaty-Tafoya has served as the CEO of Adelante Healthcare since 2006. She has worked with community health centers, primary care associations, hospitals, and health plans in various capacities since 1996. She provided clinical programs leadership for both the Ohio and Arizona Primary Care Associations and currently serves as the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers vice chair/president-elect on the board of directors. She has also been elected by her peers as the Region IX representative on the National Association of Community Health Centers Board of Directors and serves on the farm worker health, health policy, and clinical practice committees. She sits on the steering committee for the AT Still University Southwest College of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, helping establish a community campus at Adelante Healthcare for the medical students in 2008. She was also recently named a trustee on the board of directors for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is an ex-officio member of the Region IX Western Clinicians Network Board of Directors, advocating for healthcare equality and access for all as part of the health center movement.