Mitesh Popat, MD, MPH, Has Announced His Departure
Board of Directors Named Leigha Andrews, MBA, to Serve as Interim CEO
Board Has Initiated Comprehensive Search for Permanent CEO
Mitesh Popat, MD, MPH, CEO at Marin Community Clinics has notified the Board of Directors that he has accepted a CEO position at Venice Family Clinic in Southern California. Dr. Popat, originally from that region, has served Marin Community Clinics for nearly 10 years, and has made the difficult decision to relocate. He aims to help another Federally Qualified Health Center accomplish similar achievements to what we’ve achieved here in Marin County. In a planned transition of leadership, Marin Community Clinics’ Board of Directors has named Chief Health Services Officer Leigha Andrews Interim CEO.
“The patients we serve and our broader community have benefited significantly under Dr. Popat’s leadership and direction,” said Daniel A. Segedin, Board Chair. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors. We have never been stronger and we plan to build on our success to better serve the underserved.”
Andrews is set to serve as Interim CEO starting at the beginning of the year. Having served on the Executive Leadership Team since 2020, she has worked closely with Dr. Popat, the Board, and the Clinics’ management team, overseeing clinic operations and leading several major strategic initiatives.
“Serving this community – and specifically this patient community – has been an honor and the highlight of my career,” said Dr. Popat. “I have full confidence in our leadership team and Leigha Andrews – already a proven leader here at Marin Community Clinics – to steward the organization while the permanent CEO search is conducted.”
The Board has retained an executive search firm with national reach to identify top candidates to fill the permanent CEO position.
Andrews brings a deep knowledge of the organization and its services, overseeing its operations, and building community partnerships. She has been instrumental in the Clinics’ successful pandemic response, improving services, and our recent expansion.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to step in to serve as Interim CEO, and I am committed to our important mission,” said Andrews. “The impact we make for families and individuals in Marin County is a point of pride for me and all of our staff. We will continue our work in providing excellent, compassionate care to the under-resourced and those that need it.”