New Board Chair Named
Cristina MacKenzie was named the new Clinics’ board chair in July.
MacKenzie, who is currently the Compliance and Privacy Officer
for Kaiser Permanente’s Marin and Sonoma Counties Health Plan and
Foundation Hospitals, is serving a two-year term ending June 30, 2021. “It is an honor and a privilege to be part of this organization that serves the underserved and uninsured in Marin,” explained MacKenzie. “I’ve lived in this community since 1978, and it is a pleasure to give back.”
Leading the 16-member board of directors, she has served on the Clinics’ board since 2012. She has served as chair of the Compliance and Strategic Planning Committees and as a member of the Finance and Audit Committees.
“Cristina has many years of healthcare experience in a variety of settings, which will serve us well,” reported Mitesh Popat, MD, MPH, CEO.
First Chief Behavioral Health Officer Appointed
Elizabeth Horevitz, PhD, LCSW has accepted the Chief Behavioral Health Officer position and joined the Marin Community Clinics’ executive team. Dr. Horevitz started working at the Clinics in 2015 as a behavioral health provider and was promoted to Director of Behavioral Health in the same year. She has been instrumental in the expansion of behavioral health services and initiating trauma informed care practices.
Dr. Horevitz has over 15 years of overall behavioral health provider experience, in addition to her teaching and publication experience.
“I’m thrilled to step into the role of Chief Behavioral Health Officer and join the executive team,” says Dr. Horevitz. “I’m proud to work at an organization that so deeply values the role that behavioral health plays in overall health, and treating the ‘whole person’ (mind, body and spirit).”