Barbara Garcia
Director of Health, City & County of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Barbara Garcia is the Director of Health for the City & County of San Francisco.  The San Francisco Health Department provides comprehensive health services throughout the City including two hospitals, SF General Hospital and Laguna Honda Hospital. As the Director and previous Deputy Director, Barbara implemented innovative programs to reduce homelessness and violence, including a medically supervised sobering center and intensive case management program for public inebriates, citywide homeless outreach teams, violence response teams and supportive housing.  She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Community Studies/Education Credentialing Program from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco and an honorary PhD in 2008 from the California Institute of Integral Studies for her work in community mental health.