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Zara Marselian

Chief Executive Officer
La Maestra Community Health Centers
Expertise: 
health of inner-city San Diego residents
health care for immigrants and refugees
culturally competent health care services
health clinic administration

Biography

Zara Marselian is founder and CEO of La Maestra Community Health Centers, a network of three clinic sites offering comprehensive health services regardless of ability to pay. La Maestra targets underserved, ethnically diverse communities, including immigrants, and delivers culturally competent health care services. A child of refugee and immigrant parents, Marselian founded La Maestra to offer multicultural health care and social services to immigrants and refugees in inner-city San Diego. The clinics provide medical and dental care, health education, job training, childcare referrals and translation services in 19 languages.

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