Martha has been with the Diabetes Health Center since 1998. She has over 35 years experience in health care as a Registered Nurse, fifteen years as a Staff Nurse at Watsonville Community Hospital. Martha is one of few bilingual/bicultural Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist on the Central Coast. She follows American Diabetes Association and American Association Diabetes Educators standards of care for Diabetes Self Management Education. Her understanding of cultural and linguistic barriers to health care information makes her a unique asset of the DHC. Martha is a valued and respected health care professional in the community.