Lucy Robles-Aquino is well known throughout Chicago as leading businesswomen, community activist, volunteer, and advocate for the Latino Community. Ms.. Aquino has over four decades of leadership experience in the community service arena, bringing expert perspective to areas including program development, management, strategic planning, program development, communications, fundraising and public health, and is sought-after speaker, addressing local audiences on issues on Latino Health and disparities.
Born in Lares, Puerto Rico, Ms. Robles-Aquino is both bicultural and bilingual in English and Spanish. She has been instrumental in raising public consciousness and awareness of important issues such as health education and disease prevention in the Latino community, cultural understanding, and race relations.
For over 40 years, Lucy Robles-Aquino has been with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a leading full-service hospital on Chicago’s north side. Ms. Robles-Aquino has been the Chief Executive Officer of a unique program targeted at Chicago’s Latino community, call HISPANOCARE a non-profit 501C3 program.
Ms. Aquino has received numerous awards for her advocacy and tireless efforts for the Latino community, including the Board of Governors of Achievement in Radio Awards as a finalist in the category of “Best Public Service Campaign,” the “TESORO” Award sponsored by Unilever and Glamour en Español Magazine, first ever honoree of the Dove Healthcare Award, the 2010 Women of Valor Award, “Outstanding Women of the Year Award” by the LaRaza, ASPIRA Youth Leadership Award and the 2017 Angel Award by The Promise NewsMagazine.
Ms. Robles-Aquino also has hosted CAN TV-Cable 21, a Live call-in TV program that focuses on the issues and concerns of Chicago based nonprofit organizations working in areas of health care, education, immigration and other community needs. She is proud to serve on the board of MOLA to continue her work in the Latino health community of Chicago and beyond.