Co-founder/Volunteer Executive Director
Theresa Cariño, public health educator and former high school teacher and administrator, is the founder and volunteer Executive Director of Salud y Cariño. Her passion for teaching, mentoring and inspiring girls was first ignited in the classroom. Years later, as she began her journey in public health, she started to see disparate differences in the health and well being of women and girls. Through her own struggles and life experiences, Theresa has discovered resources and skills that have helped her lead a healthier life. Salud y Cariño is a dream come true for Theresa. The start up funds for SyC came from a childhood accident and it's her way of giving back and making something good out of something painful. She hopes SyC's programs will help foster resiliency, confidence, and overall wellness in girls for generations to come.
Be healthy and love yourself!
Salud y Cariño, Inc. is a community based non profit 501c3. (Tax ID# 46-1924115)
Meet some of the women who are providing various forms of physical activity and wellness classes to our girls:
These amazing women own their businesses and serve as role models to our girls as strong, healthy leaders in our community. Thank you ladies!
Promoting Women's Wellness, One Girl at a Time
Girls Group is a FREE after school program that combines physical activity and a social-emotional curriculum to promote overall wellness for girls at a critical time in their development.
Each session includes:
Magdalena Verdugo, Shanna Tautolo, Desiree Mulligan, Michelle Gluck, Dolores Salas Talbert & Justine Wiley (Board Chair)