Ivonne Gutiérrez Bucher is Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Welfare. Additionally she has served within the Pennsylvania Department of Aging as Deputy Secretary of Aging, Director of the Office of Community Services & Advocacy, and Chief of Staff. Previously Ms. Bucher served at the Pennsylvania Department of Health as Director of the Bureau of Family Health, and as Pennsylvania’s Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Director. Ms. Bucher was the first Hispanic in the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to reach the level of Deputy Secretary and is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing her work. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ms. Bucher holds an MBA and is a Licensed Registered Nurse with clinical experience in Medical Surgical, Emergency and Geriatric Medicine.