Rigoberto “Rigo” Garcia, has been named the new Executive Director of the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California based in Pasadena, CA. He brings over 18 years of experience in health education, leadership and outreach and a commitment to ensuring marginalized groups are provided primary care access.
Most recently, Rigo has been the Director of Health Education for the Venice Family Clinic, an organization that works to provide quality primary health care to people in need. In this role, he created and managed one of the largest community clinic food distribution programs in Los Angeles County where he executed daily food security initiatives for nearly 10,000 families in need per month. In this role, he further developed and executed Venice Family Clinic’s first ever Doula Services Program providing free doulas for support to a mother through labor and delivery. He also was responsible for managing the Clinic’s Sexual and Reproductive health care programming, which covers Title X and HIV Prevention & Education. Rigo is fluent in both written and verbal Spanish. Garcia served on the Anti-Racism Committee as an Action Group Facilitator. He currently serves on the American Heart Association Advisory Council and UCLA’s Hypertension Council. He received a B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Southern California.