Jane Garcia, Board Chair
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.
David Vilet, Secretary
Chief Executive Officer, LifeLong Medical Care
David comes to LifeLong with a wealth of experience in the community health center movement, most recently as the CEO of Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC) in Hayward, CA. For more than seven years, David has led a strong team at TVHC, home to seven primary care clinics, three dental clinics, and three school-based health centers staffed by 300 health professionals.
From 2002 through 2012, prior to assuming the role of CEO at TVHC, David led Central Texas Community Health Centers, first as Chief Operating Officer for three years followed by seven years as CEO. Central Texas Community Health Centers is one of the largest community health center systems in the State of Texas.
David has co-led efforts to develop future diverse community health leadership at the local and nation level, forming “Conversations: Leadership Diversity”, a series of meetings and network of leaders of color across the health center movement. He is a frequent speaker at local, state and national forums and focuses on the development of tomorrows leaders.
Alicia Hardy, Treasurer
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.
Christine Noguera, Director
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.