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Solstice 2021

By April 8, 2021June 28th, 2021No Comments

Summer Solstice Virtual Celebration

Missed the 2021 Summer Solstice Celebration?

We have you covered. Pour yourself a cold summer beverage and watch two of Marin County’s most extraordinary community health champions receive honors at our annual event.

Funds were raised and so were glasses as guests and influential leaders came together virtually to toast Thomas Peters, PhD, and Lisa Leavitt, MD. Inspirational messages were shared, plans for the Clinics’ future were rolled out, and heartfelt expressions of thanks were delivered to Dr. Peters and Dr. Leavitt.

I view Tom as a north star. He has guided health and well-being, educational advancement, and a host of other things,” said Dr. Mitesh Popat. “He provides moral leadership in our county.” In congratulating Dr. Peters on his Lifetime Achievement Award, community leaders described the culture of leadership and equity that he has fostered throughout his entire career, from his days as a county public health official to his tenure as CEO & President of Marin Community Foundation. A legacy that will not be forgotten in our community.

Dr. Tracey Hessel, Associate Director of Pediatrics, presented the Community Health Champion award to Leavitt, recognizing her outstanding work with children and families throughout her 20-year (and counting) career at the Clinics. “She is beloved by her patients because they understand how unique it is to have a provider who is warm, knowledgeable, and always does what it takes,” Hessel said of Leavitt. Leavitt’s work in innovative pediatric care practices and within the community continue to inspire colleagues and community leaders alike. “I’m so humbled, and I’m so proud to accept this award,” said Leavitt upon being recognized. “I’m especially grateful to have found my second family here at Marin Community Clinics.”

Community Health Champions

Each year we honor extraordinary individuals in the community who have contributed to the health and well-being of Marin County’s residents.
These are our 2021 Community Health Champions.

Thomas Peters, PhD

Lifetime Achievement
Community Health Champion

Lisa Leavitt, MD

Community Health Champion

Summer Solstice Celebration Sponsorships

A meaningful way to support Marin Community Clinics is by sponsoring the Summer Solstice Celebration. Inspired by the summer solstice – a time of renewal and revitalization – each June we gather with our circle of supporters to take note of recent accomplishments while looking toward the future.

Opportunities are available.
Click the button to the right for more details.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Health Leader

Prevention Partner

Susan & Dennis Gilardi
Meritage Medical Network
Becky & Jerry Oken
Nancy & Richard Robbins Family Foundation
Sutter Health Novato Community Hospital

Innovation Advocate

Bank of Marin
Jerry Cahill & Kathy King
Ghilotti Construction Company
Doris Hunker
Tamalpais Pediatrics

Access Sponsor

Arrow Benefits Group
Beverlee Bentley
Jose Chibras, MD
Kaiser Permanente
The Family of Lisa Leavitt, MD
Susan & Daniel Ohlson
Kathie Powell
Elizabeth & Martin Sleath
Eileen & Al Varner, MD