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News Release
Serena Cruz
Serena Cruz
Virginia Garcia launches search for new Foundation Executive Director - 06/08/21


Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation Executive Director Serena Cruz will be taking a new position as Multnomah County’s Chief Operating Officer, leaving Virginia Garcia after eight years in the role.

“I am sad to leave Virginia Garcia and our wonderful team here. Six-year-old Virginia’s story and our mission to remove barriers to high-quality healthcare personally motivated me to share our story throughout the community, engaging caring members in supporting the work we do, our patients’ care, and to advocate for health equity,” said Cruz.  “You can be sure I will take Virginia Garcia’s commitment to removing barriers, delivering high quality services, and a passion for equity with me to my new role.”

The search for a new executive director will focus on an individual with strong connections to the community as well as a desire to ensure decisions at the organization continue to be made with diversity, equity and access to health care as the primary focus.  It will be critical they are able to continue developing community relationships to build a greater understanding and support for both the Health Center and Foundation’s mission, vision and goals. The job description can be found here. Virginia Garcia will begin reviewing applications on June 10, 2021.

The Foundation Board named Development Officer Stefanny Caballero as interim executive director while the search takes place.

Attached Media Files: Serena Cruz
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