Staff

Crispin Delgado, MPP
Executive Director
Crispin Delgado currently serves as Executive Director of Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP). Prior to joining ITUP, Crispin served as Public Policy Director for Northern California Grantmakers. Over his 20-year career, Crispin has worked in academia, local government, philanthropy, and the non-profit sectors. As Program Officer at Blue Shield of California Foundation, Crispin led a robust portfolio on the Health Care and Coverage team. His work primarily focused on improving access to and quality of care for all Californians. In this same role, Crispin was the primary architect of a multi-funder collaboration that sought to prepare California’s safety net for alternative payment methodologies. Crispin holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s in public policy (focus: public health) from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. 
Beth Abel
Director of Finance & Administration
Beth manages the organization's financial and administrative functions, including human resources, and develops and maintains effective and current administrative systems and organization policies and procedures. She maintains Board of Directors practices and logistics and plays a critical role on the senior leadership team in organizational decision-making and operations. Prior to joining ITUP, Beth was an administrative professional with a history of working in different office environments, and she has over a decade of experience in administration, finance, human resources, and business operations. Beth received a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Kent State University.
Emili Cossio
Director of Strategic Engagement
Emili plays a lead role in developing and maintaining key partnerships with statewide and local partners, funders, health care leaders, state and local agency staff, stakeholders and the media. She is also responsible for providing strategic support and guidance on all events and development opportunities. Before joining the ITUP team, Emili spent nearly three years as Senior Program Coordinator at the California Primary Care Association providing support to California's community health centers. Emili has her bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Sandra Hernandez
Communications Manager
Sandra works closely with the Director of Programs and Director of Policy to develop and execute ITUP's communication strategies. Sandra develops external messaging for ITUP by leading website design, social media content creation and the production of other communications materials. She also manages grants including tracking deliverables, progress reports, and writing proposals. Before joining the ITUP team, Sandra completed a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of California, Davis. While completing her degree, Sandra interned at Kaiser Permanente, Public Affairs and at the California State Board of Education.
Shirley Lam, MPH
Assistant Director of Policy
Shirley works closely with the Director of Policy to execute ITUP’s short- and long-term policy and research goals. Shirley supports and contributes to ITUP’s policy agenda through policy and data analysis and research, meeting facilitation with stakeholders, as well as maintaining relationships with external partners and research organizations focused on health research and policy analysis. In addition, Shirley organizes and delegates analysis and content development, and leads in the creation and design in ITUP's external reports. Before joining the ITUP team, Shirley received her master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy Leadership from the University of San Francisco—Sacramento campus and her bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Washington—Seattle campus.
Indira Galvez, MPA,MHS
Senior Policy Analyst
Indira works closely with the Director of Policy to execute ITUP’s strategy for accomplishing short- and long-term policy and research goals. Indira engages in policy analysis and research, collaborates with staff and external stakeholders, and enhances ITUP publications and programs in support of ITUP’s policy agenda. Before joining the ITUP team, Indira received her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, her Master’s degree in Homeland Security from Trident University, and her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego with a minor in French.