Making Our Binational Region A Better Place
SIMNSA provides healthcare for the U.S. workforce who prefer to receive coverage in Mexico. SIMNSA took a realistic look at how healthcare needs differ when a border is crossed. SIMNSA brings a culturally sensitive viewpoint to their high quality, affordable and accessible (open on weekdays 8 am to midnight) healthcare plan for both the employer and employee. SIMNSA was the first Mexican HMO to be licensed as a health care service plan by the State of California.
In 2011, SIMNSA’s CEO, Frank Carrillo created the nonprofit, Fundación SIMNSA. Frank believes that it is our social responsibility to get involved and make sure our communities are safe environments that harbor the best quality of life.
10 Things About Frank Carrillo & Fundación SIMNSA
#1 I grew up on both sides of the U.S. Mexico border (Juarez/El Paso). I have dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship and am truly a Mexican American.
#2 My first job was in a Tire repair shop. I consider myself a tire expert. As a boy, I sold popsicles where SIMNSA’s medical building now stands. After I earned my GED, I joined the U.S. Army and then got a civilian job working sales for a health plan.
#3 My wife and I have a Medical Spa called Dermalife that Sylvia manages.
#4 The best advice I have been given – “Never give up, be persistent in everything you do”.
#5 My greatest joy comes from seeing the happy faces of those in need when they are helped. I hate to see people in despair. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to change despair into happiness.
#6 Fundación SIMNSA has been making a difference for children in orphanages by giving holiday gifts, pizza parties, school supplies, clothes, shoes, and blankets – changing the lives for over 5,000 children.
#7 Sadly, 99% of officers killed in the line of duty leave behind a spouse and children. Fundación SIMNSA gives immediate and direct support to the families of these fallen police officers as well as officers who are left disabled.
#8 We donated Braille equipment to a school for blind children. This equipment helps students participate at the highest level of independence.
#9 We are building a facility in Tijuana for children with cancer and their families to make sure they are receiving the best quality of care possible.
#10 This value of giving is something I am instilling in my daughter, Franchesca. She has visited many of the projects we fund, to see and learn how our assistance is changing the lives of others. It’s a blessing to be able to give back to the community that has given me so much.
Bridging Borders, Protecting Families
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