Ambar Carlisle Salgueiro
Ambar serves as the Program Manager for the Transamerica Center for Health Studies, a nonprofit organization focused on helping consumers and businesses navigate the health care landscape. Ambar was chosen to manage the new non-profit because of her experience in the health care industry within the private, nonprofit, and government sectors.
“The Transamerica Center for Health Studies empowers consumers and employers with information they need to make educated decisions regarding health and health care,” said Carlisle Salgueiro. “The TCHS website is a unique place where consumers and small business owners in all 50 states and the District of Columbia can get unbiased information about health coverage and health care reform.”
Ambar began her career at Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. managing a farm worker health care program. She served as the Jesse Unruh Fellow for the Chair of the Assembly Health Committee in the California State Legislature. She then worked as a policy consultant in the California State Legislature in the office of Assemblymember Hector De La Torre before joining a non-profit health care insurer. Ambar currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Health Justice and the Williams Institute LA Leadership Council.
Ambar earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of California San Diego and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law. While at UCLA School of Law, Ambar was the Co- Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review, was a managing editor of the Dukeminier Awards and was a Pegging Browning Law Fellow.