Myone Fernandez

Vice President, Social Determinants of Health

Tell us a little about yourself. What are your passions/interests? 

I enjoy hiking around Southern California and relaxing at the beach. I love to spoil and dress my fur kids, father and son duo, Bentley and Pete.    

Myone's dogs

What is your favorite quote? 

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”  

—Maya Angelou  

Who has been an influential person in your life? 

My grandmother has been the most inspirational person in my life. She moved to the states from her family home in Puerto Rico. She taught herself English, put herself through nursing school, and raised her two children independently. She was a beautiful, loving, passionate woman who never relied on others. She travelled extensively and lived life to the fullest. She was poised, polished, and powerful. Her entrepreneurial spirit and drive set an example I continuously strive to emulate.  

What advice do you have for people who strive to be in leadership positions? 

My advice to people who want to be in leadership positions starts with remaining true to yourself. Do not compare yourselves to others; rather, do things on your own timeline. Play to your strengths and take risks—practice resilience. Don’t be afraid of the spotlight, be heard. Start at the bottom and earn/learn your way to leadership positions. Lastly, always work hard while trying to learn as much as possible.