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Monrovia Leadership Training | ChapCare CEO Wins Award

~ Leadership training from Monrovia Area Partnership. It shows participants "how to network with existing City resources to improve their neighborhoods."

~ Margaret "Margie" Martinez, CEO of ChapCare (which has a Monrovia office), has received a Durfee Foundation Sabbatical Award, which offers up to six individuals stipends and expenses to travel, reflect or otherwise renew themselves. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Occidental College and a Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, Margie has led a variety of community-based organizations that promoted health care access and workforce development. In 1994, she was named Executive Director of Clinica Romero, a health center serving the immigrant community in downtown Los Angeles. In 1999, Margie was selected to lead ChapCare. During her sixteen year tenure she has overseen ChapCare's transition from a hospital-affiliated clinic to an independent nonprofit health center. She guided ChapCare's application and designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center and directed the implementation of Electronic Health Records. She is currently developing strategies to expand ChapCare's service delivery reach and capacity through ChapCare's municipal partnership model. Source: Press release

- Brad Haugaard

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