CLAS Matters

Alfredo Lanza, Senior Cultural and Workforce Development Officer

Contact Information

Center for Health Enhancements Systems Studies (CHESS), University of Wisconsin


1513 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
United States

Phone: 608-890-1156
Email: [email protected]


Expert Trainer

Experience Implementing: No
Workshops per Year: 10-15

Other topics trainer is expert in:

Hispanic and Latino Cultural Elements, Worldview Dynamics, National CLAS Standards, NIATx Change Leader Academy.


Alfredo Cerrato is the Senior Cultural and Workforce Development Officer for the Great Lakes Technology Transfer Centers, managed by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a nationally certified trainer on Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services, Clinical Application of Cultural Elements in Mental Health Treatment for Hispanic and Latino Populations by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center in Puerto Rico, and a national trainer for the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) on cultural topics. Mr. Cerrato has 25 years of international relations experience specializing in National CLAS Standards, cross-cultural communications, conflict resolution, and process improvement. He has conducted advocacy, policy, and disaster relief work in Northern Ireland, Honduras, Peru, Brazil, Japan, Sri Lanka, and other locations across the globe.  His new focus here at home has been working with Hmong, Hispanic and Latino, and Native American communities through Intensive Training Assistance, curriculum development, and the NIATx Change Leader Academy.