Everyone deserves access to high quality medical and dental care. At Marin Community Clinics, we are dedicated to breaking down the barriers to care that are so often experienced by the underserved.”John Boland III

John Boland III, DDS, MSD, the Chair of Board of Directors, is an enthusiastic advocate for the Clinics’ mission. He is in a unique position, as he knows the organization as both a leader and a volunteer dentist.

He became aware of the tremendous barriers to dental care faced by the underserved when he was a leader in several local statewide dental organizations. In 2007, h learned of Marin Community Clinics’ interest in adding dental care and offered to help make that vision a reality.

John Boland III

Recently retired from over 40 years in private practice in Marin, Dr. Boland was instrumental in the development of the Clinics’ Dental Program and volunteered as its first Dental Director. He continues to volunteer two days a month treating the Clinics’ youngest and most challenging pediatric dental patients.

Dr. Boland has been a member of the Clinics’ Board of Directors since 2013.

What does he want to accomplish during his two year term? He explains: “The Clinics has grown so much in the past few years. We’ve seen a 30% increase in patients, are working more efficiently, are financially healthy, and have recruited tremendous staff and clinicians. It’s a successful organization. Yet, there remains great unmet need, so continuing to expand our services will be our focus.”

One of Dr. Boland’s special interests is Telemedicine, in which technology allows clinicians to electronically communicate with and assess patients from their homes or other locations. His vision is that this additional approach to care will not only allow the Clinics to treat more patients, but will also help break down some of the practical barriers of access to specialty care.

Dr. Boland is a graduate of Baylor University School of Dentistry (Texas), where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and a Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry. He and his wife live in San Rafael, and his children.


  • John E. Boland, III, DDS, MSD,
  • Grace Hughes
    Chair Elect
  • Daniel A. Segedin
  • Alyssa H. Morris
  • V. Lynn Hinck

Community Members

  • William B. Kerr – Immediate Past Chair
  • Cristina A. MacKenzie, CHC, CHPC
  • Frank Tavel, MD

Consumer Members

  • Nildes Cardoso
  • Martha Hansen
  • Michael Harris
  • Sue Mace
  • Teo Martinez
  • Veronica Rodriguez
  • Stacy Scott

Patients Invited to Join Board of Directors

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Marin Community Clinics is committed to having over half of its Board of Directors be patients, or parents of patients who are currently receiving health care services from the organization. The perspectives of consumers provide invaluable contributions to the overall governance of the organization. If you or a family member is an active patient in one of our clinics, and would like to explore the possibility of joining our Board, please contact board@marinclinics.org.

Dental Advisory Committee

  • Barbara Cancilla, RDAEF, Chair
  • Kent Angerbauer, DDS
  • John E. Boland, III, DDS, MSD
  • Carol Essick, RN
  • Louis Geissberger, DDS
  • Connie Kadera, DDS, Chief Dental Officer

Medical Advisory Committee

  • Robert MacInnes, MD, Chair
  • Nelson Branco, MD
  • Phillip Madvig, MD
  • William Mentzer, MD
  • Elizabeth Shaw, MD
  • Frank Tavel, MD
  • Mitesh Popat, MPH, Chief Medical Officer