Gabriela I. Sandoval Requena

Director of Regulatory Affairs and equity programs

Gabriela Sandoval Requena is the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Equity Programs at SOMOS Community Care PPS. Gabriela is the NYS DOH DSRIP program subject matter expert for SOMOS. As such, she monitors the rapidly developing program requirements to ensure compliance with the DSRIP Implementation Project Plan Equity Programs to earn full financial rewards and, while also managing relationships with New York State regulators and partner MCOs. Gabriela  distilled the highly complex DSRIP program funding and mechanics protocols to develop comprehensive financial models that delineate the allocation of over $700+ million in available payments, budgetary projections and payment reconciliation in varied schedules.

Gabriela specializes in financial modeling, project management, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and business strategic planning.

Prior to joining SOMOS Community Care in 2015, Gabriela worked as a Policy Analyst at Coalition for the Homeless, where she developed evidence-based recommendations to address housing insecurity, organized grass roots campaigns, and has been featured as a policy expert by Univision, Telemundo, Pix 11, and El Diario. 

Gabriela is a former intern of US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and has volunteered for several nonprofit organizations dedicated to humanitarian aid and poverty alleviation, including Médecins Sans Frontières, Gabriela Mistral Foundation, and New York Cares. She is currently helping to build Notes for Growth foundation in New York. 

Gabriela is a native Chilean and a graduate of Baruch College with an MPA in Public Administration and BBA in Economics.

  • Baruch College: School of Public Affairs, MPA
  • Baruch College: Zicklin School of Business, BBA
  • Developing Leadership Competencies Certificate – IESE Business School
  • Strategic Healthcare Leadership Certificate – Cornell University 
  • Applied Project Management Certificate – Villanova University  
  • Hagedorn Graduate Scholarship

Areas of Expertise

  • DSRIP Program Funding & Mechanics Protocols
  • Business Strategy
  • Project Management

Thought Leadership

“Fuera de la realidad ante los desamparados” El Diario op-ed