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On her way to building La Clínica de La Raza into one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers in California, Jane Garcia blazed a trail that has spanned more than three decades of achievements—and still counting. The Chief Executive Officer of the Oakland-based La Clínica is a shining example of a legacy builder.
Originally from El Paso, Texas, Garcia started at La Clínica after completing her undergraduate studies at Yale University and obtaining her master’s in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.
Under her leadership, the nonprofit has grown as a community safe-haven, a place for culturally appropriate healthcare services that make sense. Many of the patients that walk through La Clínica’s 33 sites in Northern California’s Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties are immigrants; some are undocumented and many are from traditionally underserved communities...