Adrian Espinosa, MPH, MS, RN, PHN, FNP-BC
Adrian is the proud son of Mexican immigrants. His parents began working in the agricultural workforce of the Salinas Valley in the late 70’s, with the hope of providing both he and his sister an opportunity to excel in life and academia. After graduating from the public school system, Adrian attended San Jose State University (SJSU), where he completed a B.A in Biology (2004) and subsequently a Master of Public Health (2007). He later returned to nursing school and also trained as an advanced practice nurse at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) (2011-2015). While at UCSF, he was selected as one of the Madison Clinic Peggy Huang Diabetes Nurse Fellows in the School of Nursing. Now, as both a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner, he feels blessed to be providing quality and culturally competent care to diverse patient populations.
Adrian is the immediate past president of the Greater San Jose chapter of NAHN (2016-2019), board member for the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (2019-2021) and president of the Supernova Foundation, a non-profit he co-founded over a decade ago. In 2019 he received the Janie Menchaca Wilson Leadership Award from NAHN and the Signature Award for Service from Northern California’s Kaiser Permanente Latinx Association (KPLA). Recently, Adrian was recognized as a 2020 UCSF campaign Alumni Awardee in “The Pathfinders” category.