Martha Dina Argüello and Monika Shankar


Martha Dina Argüello has served in the non-profit sector for the past 32 years as an advocate, community organizer, and coalition builder. She joined PSR-LA in 1998 to launch the environmental health programs, and became Executive Director in November 2007. She is committed to making the credible voice of physicians a powerful instrument for transforming California and our planet into a more peaceful and healthy place.

Monika Shankar joined PSR-LA in March 2013, bringing with her over 10 years of professional programmatic and research experiences cultivated in both the nonprofit, academic and private sector. In her current role as Health & Environment Associate, she directs programs focusing on climate change and healthy land use by mobilizing and engaging health professionals, community groups and advocates in policy advocacy.