Originally from El Salvador, Florence moved to North Carolina with her family in 1980 because of the political situation in her home country. In 1988, Florence received her BA in International Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and in 1991, her Masters of Public Health, specializing in Health Behavior, Health Education. Since then, Florence has worked on several health-related projects throughout North Carolina. From 1994-to 2004, Florence worked at Child Care Networks, a child care resource and referral agency in Pittsboro, NC, where she developed and implemented a Latino Program to serve the needs of Latino families in the area. In 2004, Florence left Child Care Networks to direct a lay health advisor program at El Pueblo, Inc., where she is now the Director of Health Programs. Florence is a founding Board Member of El Pueblo, Inc.
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