Jane C. Garcia was inducted into the Health category in 2008.
Jane C. Garcia, Chief Executive Officer of La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland, has long been a leader in the movement for more community based health services. Jane, who began with La Clinica as an intern in 1978, has brought a keen sense of organization to help steer La Clinica through turbulent difficult times marked by intense competition for funding and a constant struggle to maintain quality services. Under her leadership, La Clinica has grown from a one-county operation with a budget under $3 million into a leading health care force in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties. The number of its clinic sites has grown from three to 23 and its operating budget in 2006 was more than $52 million, with more than 45,000 patients served.