Patty Mintz started as an annual fund donor more than a decade ago and recently made a legacy gift by designating La Clínica in her estate plans. We are excited to welcome her as one of our new legacy donors.
Patty recently retired from a 40 year career focused on enhancing access and coverage to health care for vulnerable populations. She had a variety of management positions focused on planning with Kaiser Permanente, spent six years working as a consultant on health care access and finance to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and USAID in over a dozen Latin American countries. Most recently she has been a consultant/contract grants officer with several California Foundations whose work focuses on improving health care. She has a BA in psychology from Yale University and an MBA in health economics and policy from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
“By supporting La Clínica, I can help assure that people who might not otherwise have access to quality health care can do so in facilities with the outmost quality and cultural competence.”
INTERVIEWER: Why did you decide to support La Clínica?
PATTY: I’ve lived in Oakland for over 30 years, working first with Kaiser Permanente and then as a consultant focusing on increasing access to coverage and care for vulnerable populations. Several close friends of mine have been active with La Clínica and its mission, values, and geography spoke strongly to me. Much of paid and volunteer work has focused on increasing equity — whether in health care, education, or housing for those who have the least.
We are grateful for the generosity of donors like Patty who make our work possible.