Chief Executive Officer, La Maestra Family Clinic, Inc
Zara Marselian, Ph.D., FACHE, is the Founder, President, and CEO of La Maestra Family Clinic, Inc. an FQHC that serves approximately 45,000 individuals annually in San Diego County, California. Zara is an award-winning author, a well-regarded speaker, and an international consultant. Zara also serves on numerous advisory boards. For more than 34 years, Zara has developed programs and services that meet the community's needs. Zara developed a holistic, solutions-based model to address overall health and wellbeing for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. The model known as the La Maestra Circle of Care® provides primary and specialty health care and social services to address the social determinates of health. Services include an onsite food pantry, housing, microcredit and microenterprise programs, job training programs, after-school and summer programs, outreach, health education, environmental health, case management, and public program application assistance.