Kay Ramachandran, Executive Director
In January, Kay Ramachandran joined the Clinic as the new Executive Director. Kay has a long history in health care and especially working with community clinics.
Kay has lived all over the world. Born in India, she has lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Boulder, and Denver. Ramachandran has worked in community health for more than 20 years, both in Canada and the United States.
Before coming to Marillac, she was the CEO of Urban Peak in Denver, an organization that helps homeless young people gain access to basic services and develop the skills to become independent and successful. In Canada, Ramachandran worked for a large home health care organization, as well as a large for-prot health care company.
While in Boulder, Ramachandran directed the People's Clinic for three years. "It was a clinic in crisis and I was tasked with turning it around nancially, which we were able to do." Ramachandran said.
"Access to health care is one of the biggest challenges that low income and middle income families face. It colors everything else in their lives. That's what draws me to this work," she said.
"I've been following Marillac's success for many years. It's one of the reasons I wanted to come to Grand Junction and was willing to relocate. I had heard such positive things over the years about how this community takes care of its own. The Clinic has become a recognized leader in innovative solutions and creating a true patient-centered facility. I am excited to be a part of that tradition and to help lead the Clinic into the next era of growth and meeting the changing needs of the Aordable Care Act.
Kay Ramachandran takes the reigns of Marillac at a unique moment in time. Health care reform will present many challenges, but also great opportunities. As access to health care becomes a major focus, Marillac is positioned to lead and provide eective solutions in this area. "Many changes will come in the next few years," says Kay, "but one thing which will remain constant is our core mission - to serve the poor in our community. I am honored to become a part of this great local tradition of a caring spirit."
Everyone at Marillac is thrilled to welcome a leader of Kay's experience and passion for our mission. We hope you will have a chance to meet her and get acquainted at one of the many events this year as we celebrate Marillac's 25th Anniversay of service in the Grand Valley.
To keep up with all the 25th Anniversary events, visit us at www.MarillacClinic.org Together, we will continue to make a dierence in the lives of thousands of our fellow citizens.