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.
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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer, Ole Health
Alicia Hardy joined OLE Health in 2009 and has over 15 years of experience in the fields of education, mental health and health care administration. Alicia spent several years living and working abroad in both Peru and Nigeria where she became passionate about working with underserved communities on initiatives related to health and wellness. After returning from South America, Alicia co-founded and taught at a charter school in the South Bronx with the goal of reducing academic disparities in the community. Alicia is a licensed clinical social worker and has provided behavioral health care to patients both at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco and OLE Health. She holds a Master’s degree in Management and Planning from the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley and has spent the past 5 years at OLE in various leadership positions overseeing large scale initiatives related to integration and redesign of care delivery systems. She held the position of Chief Strategy Officer prior to being promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer in January 2016. She was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in January of 2018.
Chief Executive Officer, Community Medical Centers
Mrs. Noguera joined CMC in 2014 as the Chief Executive Officer. She brings to CMC over 35 years of experience in operations and leadership of community health centers in California. Her career path started as a medical assistant, with subsequent career moves into health education, center management, operations and most recently as the Deputy CEO for over 10 years prior to her appointment as CEO of Community Medical Centers.
Christine earned a Masters in Science in Healthcare Management from the University of San Francisco and Bachelors degree in Nutrition Science from University of California at Davis in 1975. Following an internship at the National Institute of Health, she joined the Peace Corps and spent four years in Nicaragua, working with community health and nutrition projects. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her work has included an emphasis on the establishment of quality, culturally and linguistic appropriate primary care services utilizing an integrated team model approach to move health outcomes forward.