ROSALINDA
MARTINEZ

Health Taskforce 

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Rosalinda currently serves as the Associate State Director of Outreach & Advocacy at AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit. AARP is a nonpartisan organization with 38 million members nationwide and more than 2.3 million members in Texas dedicated to empowering people 50 and older. In her role, Rosalinda is charged with implementing campaigns and outreach strategies towards improving the quality of life for older Americans in Houston. Prior to her role at AARP, Rosalinda served as the Vice President of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the largest Hispanic Chamber in the United States. As Houston’s demographics shifted, Rosalinda saw the opportunity to train the young leaders of tomorrow. She played a key role at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in starting the Emerging Leaders Institute, an initiative to connect and develop young professionals. At the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Rosalinda has conceptualized and developed programs to align with corporate community strategies. In her role at the Chamber, she also managed operations for the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership from the University of Houston – Downtown and B.A. in Communications and Spanish from the University of Houston. Most recently, Rosalinda was named Young Philanthropist of the Year by the Latino Learning Center - honoring COVID-19 Heroes. Rosalinda was appointed by Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia as Co-Chair for the Harris County Senior Care Facility Task Force to address challenges faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic. She is a proud Board Member of the Houston Arts Alliance and Kids’ Meals, serves on the Task Force of Houston 2036, is a Leadership Houston Class XXXVIII member, Committee Member for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Lanzate Program and community volunteer with local non-profits and organizations aimed at keeping Houston a region of opportunity. Rosalinda has extensive experience in Event Strategy, Campaigns, and Public Relations working with corporate companies, non-profits and foundations. Rosalinda has led the Hispanic/Latino outreach for the largest non-profit in the US, the largest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.