Public Benefits

I help connect folks to public benefits and insurance, so that folks can access free and low-cost healthcare -- something that I believe is a human right, and a crucial aspect of intersectional disability justice. I'm fluent in Spanish, and hope to broaden my language skills...

My name is Gwen Umbach, and I work in Public Benefits and Insurance Navigation helping patients access health insurance and other benefits, and improve healthcare literacy. I joined Whitman-Walker in 2020, and I work here because this team consistently listens to each other—patients and co-workers alike—and constantly...

My name is Joel Villalba, and I work in Public Benefits as an Insurance Helpline Specialist. I have worked at Whitman-Walker since 2019. My goal is to help connect people to our Public Benefit and Insurance Navigators so they can gain access to healthcare because I...

My name is Danny Mendoza and I have worked at Whitman-Walker since 2018. I work here because I appreciate the trans-inclusive workspace and wish to support my Trans and Gender Non-Conforming community in leading safe and healthy lives. As a Bilingual Public Benefits and Insurance...

I joined Whitman-Walker Health as a Public Benefits and Insurance Navigator II in the fall of 2016. Prior to joining Whitman-Walker, I worked as a DC Health Link Assister at Mary’s Center for 3 years. I am continuing my education at the University of the...