Dr. Cora Munoz is a professor emeritus and adjunct professor at Capital University. She is an author, academic scholar, and consultant, national and international speaker, Fulbright Scholar, diversity trainer, health advocate and a community worker. She has served for many years as the Governor appointed Commissioner of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. She is the President of the Ohio Asian American Health Coalition, member of the Asian American Pacific Islander Advisory Council and has served as Chairperson of the Health committee. Currently she is the Chairperson of the Asian Festival Corporation Board of Directors and member of the Health and Wellness committee in which she served as chairperson for many years since 1995. She has given time and talent to the larger community as an advocate for health and wellness. Her participation as a board member of various organizations in the past and in the present attest to her exceptional service to the community at large.
She also has served in various boards/and advisory groups related to health and mental health such as the Multiethnic Advocacy for Cultural Competence/ODMH research advisory; Mental Health Board of America; Lutheran Social Services, Breathing Association of Ohio; and Advisory to Minority Health at Columbus Public Health. Dr. Munoz has received numerous awards and recognitions for her contribution to the nursing profession, leadership, and minority health and community health advocacy. She is the founder of the Philippine Nurses Association of Indiana and the Philippine Nurses Association of Central Ohio. As a nurse she is involved in numerous projects such as a five year Komen funded Breast Health Screenings and Education program for Asian Women; she is also part of the BFree Columbus CDC funded project through OAAHC training Community Health Advocates in the Asian and African communities. She is a master trainer for the
Stanford curriculum for Chronic Disease Self-Management and has done numerous trainings and workshops for the Asian community. She is a certified trainer for Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competency and a certified Mental Health First Aid from ADAMH of Franklin County.