Board of Advisors
Carmen Hansen Rivera
IUPUI Board of Advisors
Strategic Leadership Consulting, LLC
First appointed: 2003
Term ends: 2015
Carmen Hansen Rivera is President of Strategic Leadership Consulting LLC and developer and owner of DuoChart, a multicultural mobile health language app used by health care professionals worldwide. She provides diversity/cultural competency training to health care providers, faith-based institutions and human services organizations, and has developed delivery of bilingual mental health services to the Hispanic community.
Ms. Hansen Rivera has chaired federal hearings for the U.S. Office of Education, and co-chaired a U.S. Senate Task Force subcommittee writing a response to health care reform. She has also participated in national and state political platform committees addressing outreach to ethnic and minority populations. Among her other activities, Ms. Hansen Rivera has helped to create a charter school and created, produced, and hosted "HOLAUSA", a nationally syndicated, bilingual cultural affairs program.
A graduate as well as former trustee of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Ms. Hansen Rivera has also been active in community organizations including The Fund for Hoosier Excellence, Cathedral High School, Indianapolis Urban League, Mother Theodore Catholic Academies, United Way of America, CHOICE Educational Trust, Pacers Foundation and the Race Relations Leadership Network. Her community honors have included Hispanic Business Woman of the Year, Archdiocese of Indianapolis Community Service Achievement Award, and Indianapolis Influential Woman Award.