Born in Santiago De Las Vegas in Cuba, Lazaro Arturo Spindola and his family moved to Venezuela at the age of nine. There he continued his education and received a Medical Degree from the University of Carabobo. Initially a trauma and orthopedic surgeon, he came to the United States of America in 1996 and pursued an earnest interest in Public Health.
Dr. Spindola received his Masters in Public Health from Walden University in Baltimore. He has served as the Minority Health Coordinator of the East Central District Health Department in Columbus, NE, been actively involved as Chairperson of the Minority Health Advisory Council, been a participant in the Nebraska HIV/AIDS Prevention Consortium, and has served as a member of the School of Public Health Advisory Committee at UNO.
Dr. Spindola was one of the first medical interpreter trainers in Nebraska; an activity he continues to expand with the help of Southeast Community College, the working collaboration of NATI (Nebraska Association of Translators and Interpreters) and in association with the Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity. As of April of 2010, Dr. Arturo Spindola has taken an active role as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Latino American Commission (formerly Mexican American Commission) by implementing and promoting a modernized outlet of information with a focus on comprehensive holistic reporting on issues faced by the growing Latino/Hispanic community in Nebraska.