Board of Directors

Jane Garcia

Jane Garcia
Chief Executive Officer, La Clinica de la Raza

Jane García has led La Clínica de La Raza since she became CEO in 1983.  La Clínica has grown from a $2 million dollar project to an over $92 million dollar institution.  La Clínica employs over 800 staff and serves over 74,000 patients across 30 sites in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties.  La Clínica is one of the largest community health clinics in the state of California.

Ms. García is an advocate and activist with a passion for preserving community health care for all residents regardless of ability to pay.  Her commitment to community health care has been recognized on numerous occasions.  The most recent of which include La Clínica’s recognition as a “Public Health Hero-Organizational Hero Award” from UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and Ms. García’s recognition by the San Francisco Business Times as a Healthcare Hero in the Community Impact category.

Ms. García received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

Marty Lynch

Marty Lynch, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, LifeLong Medical Care

Marty Lynch is the Executive Director/CEO of LifeLong Medical Care. He has been the Director of LifeLong and the Over 60 Health Center since 1982, and a non-profit administrator for over 30 years. Dr. Lynch co-founded the Elderly Sub-committee of the National Association of Community Health Centers and is past Chair of the California Primary Care Association. He recently completed serving on the state task force to examine policy changes necessary for the integration of primary care and mental health services and to develop a California plan for Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Lynch received his Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. In addition to health administration, Dr. Lynch is involved in public policy and research activities related to health access for the uninsured, long term care models, chronic care, and financing care for disabled populations. Dr. Lynch is also a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

 Gilda Gonzales

Gilda Gonzales
Chief Executive Officer, Planned Parenthood Northern California

Gilda Gonzales has 15 years of executive leadership experience in both government and non-profit sectors.  She brings to PPNorCal an impressive track record of strategic leadership and a reputation for “making things happen.”  Ms. Gonzales has been with PPNorCal since February 2014 serving as Senior Vice President of External Affairs and has served as PPNorCal’s Interim Chief Executive Officer since December 2016. In a short period of time, she distinguished herself as a strong executive and was appointed Acting CEO during a four month CEO sabbatical in 2014-15.

Previously, Ms. Gonzales served an eight year tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of The Unity Council, a community development organization, serving Oakland and the greater Bay Area. Ms. Gonzales also held several key positions during a 14-year tenure in Oakland City Hall which included Director of Federal and State Government Relations, Chief of Staff to former Mayor Jerry Brown, and Policy Director to former Mayor Elihu Harris. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, East Bay and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology from St. Mary’s College of California. She grew up in the California central valley town of Atwater and currently lives in Oakland with her husband, Ken Wysocki, Ph.D.

Ms. Gonzales is the first Latina to serve as CEO of a California Planned Parenthood affiliate.

 

Tanir Ami

Tanir Ami
Chief Executive Officer, Ole Health

Tanir Ami became the CEO of OLE Health in January of 2011. Since joining, she has overseen the doubling of the annual budget as well spearheaded the overhaul of several key departments. In 2015 she lead the re-branding of the organization to its current focus on a wellness and outcomes based model. Prior to joining OLE Health she was the Executive Director at the Community Clinic Consortium, a regional advocacy organization for Health Centers. She was also the first Program Officer for the Blue Shield of California Foundation, helping to launch the organization’s long term commitment to health centers around the state.