Amparo Mahler

Chief Operations Officer

Amparo Mahler has over 25 years of experience working with Federally Qualified Health Centers. She has extensive experience and education via health care executive administration and leadership programs, including the UCLA School of Management and the UCSF Center for Health Professions.

As a result of her dedication, experience, and education, she became the Chief Operating Officer for a large FQHC in Southern California. Under her leadership, the company grew from a $4 million to an $80 million annual enterprise. In additional to her role as COO, Amparo also provided healthcare consulting services to firms in Southern California. Amparo joined Special Health Resources in East Texas as the COO in 2020. Under her direction, SHR serves more than 26,000 individuals annually at ten clinic locations, providing comprehensive health care services including HIV care, dental services, case management and support services, as well as behavioral health care.

As someone who maintains a constant awareness of trends and services, Amparo focuses on the development and implementation of new programs and services to better meet the needs of the community, keeping SHR ahead of the curve. She is well respected for her commitment to excellence and maximizing profitability and performance.

In 2009 she was honored with the Health Care Champions award from the San Diego Business Journal. She is certified in Human Resource Management through California State University San Marcos and was an invited participant in the North County Leadership Program, also hosted by California State University San Marcos. She has also obtained Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt certification from San Diego State University. She is a member of the Tyler Executive Women’s Network and in her spare time, Amparo enjoys exploring and traveling the world.

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