America is a national expert on health and well-being within the Latino and other communities of color and is a leader at the intersection of health and community organizing. She is the founder, president and CEO of Latino Health Access, which uses community participatory approaches to promote health. America worked as a physician in Venezuela, before coming to the U.S. She then founded and served as the director of the AIDS project for Latino Family Services in Detroit. America has been a trainer, presenter and consultant for government agencies, institutions and nonprofits. She is currently a consultant to the Pan-American Health Organization.
America is on the boards of Casey Family Programs and Latino Health Access. Previously, she served on the boards of Marguerite Casey Foundation, National Conference of Community Outreach Workers, and the advisory board of University of California at Irvine. She holds an MPH from the University of Michigan and an MD from Universidad Central de Venezuela.