Philippa Barron is SCCHC’s Chief Operating Officer. She holds an MBA and an MPH from UC Berkeley and 20 years of experience in clinical practice management in public health and safety net clinic settings. Her career has been dedicated to the medical safety net and to creating an environment in which providers and staff can deliver the best medical care to the most vulnerable in our society.
She brings to her work a direct operations’ perspective informed by years of day-to-day clinic management and patient interactions with an interest in health equity, access and service provision to patients living with chronic illnesses, including mental health and substance use disorders.
Prior to SCCHC, Philippa worked at La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland, as the Regional Manager for Medical Operations in Alameda County.
Philippa enjoys weekends in the Bay Area with her husband and 18-year old twins. She speaks French and conversational Spanish. Philippa has lived in West Africa, and the East Coast, and as an east coast transplant, she’s still incredibly grateful for the good weather in California year-round and the ability to spend time outside!
She believes everyone has the right to receive excellent health care, provided in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way. I believe in relentless incremental improvement and in the power of our daily work to transform people’s health and their lives.