In honor of “Women’s History Month,” the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce you to Cecelia Tomono, as part of our Latinas in Business & Leadership series. 

Cecilia Tomono was born in Lima, Peru, raised in Los Angeles and started her career in health care in 2007 after graduating from Bakersfield College and CSU Bakersfield. 

She has worked in medical equipment and pharmaceutical sales for 10 years, before jumping into a new adventure as a business development liaison with Adventist Heath in 2014. Ceci currently serves as the multisite administrative director of business development and oversees physician contracting and sales for the three Adventist Health medical centers in Kern County: Bakersfield, Delano and Tehachapi. 

Initially she started working with the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a member, and then took on the role of vice chair and chairwoman of the KCHCC Education Foundation for two years. While holding office, her focus was on fundraising for scholarships and providing business services to entrepreneurs.

She loves working with the KCHCC because her passion is to give back to the Hispanic community.  She personally benefitted as a scholarship recipient of the chamber when she was at Bakersfield College. She is the proud mother of two energetic boys and a supportive husband who also works at Adventist Health in Kern County.