Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the many contributions of individuals of Hispanic Heritage. At Family First Health, we are excited to shine a light on some of our Hispanic team members who contribute to our work and community every day.
Today’s spotlight is on Rosmerli (Rose) Payano, who is a Dental Reception Specialist II on our team. Rose has been on the Family First Health team for almost a year and a half. Read more to learn about Rose’s Hispanic Heritage, and how her heritage influences her work.
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From what country do you or your family originate?
What does your heritage and Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?
My Hispanic Heritage means a lot to me. We are full of culture & very religious.
How does your heritage influence the work you do?
Being Dominican gives me the opportunity to help those with language barriers. The translation is important to both language and culture because it enables better communication between two people so being able to help other makes me feel really happy.
What are some of your favorite family and/or cultural traditions?
Christmas. Birthdays. Family gatherings. Church on Sunday.
What is something you wish others knew about Hispanic Heritage?
I wish others knew that Hispanic Heritage is not only being Puerto Rican or Mexican, but it celebrates a diverse group of people from different parts of the world.