Patricia Herrera Joins Family Services Agency Board of Directors | Good for Santa Barbara

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Posted on August 2, 2021
| 2:28 p.m.

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Patricia “Patty” Herrera d’Orcutt has been appointed to the Santa Barbara County Family Service Agency (FSA) Board of Directors. The organization is also known as Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center and Guadalupe’s Little House By The Park.

Herrera is the Community Health Manager for Dignity Health’s North Central Coast Hospitals, coordinating community education and outreach, and serves as the lead trainer for Stanford’s Chronic Disease Management Program, Healthy Lives .

She started her career providing HIV / AIDS education to the Latin American population, co-authored an HIV prevention peer education program focused on Latin American women and implemented a HIV prevention peer education program at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County.

With over 25 years of experience, Herrera has demonstrated her passion for providing effective health prevention education through her previous work at French Hospital Medical Center, Community Health Center of the Central Coast, Allan Hancock City College and Planned Parenthood.

“Patty brings a wealth of experience as well as an understanding of the strengths and needs of the community,” said Lisa Brabo, FSA Executive Director. “We are delighted that she has joined the FSA Board of Directors.”

FSA is a non-profit social service agency that has served the residents of Santa Barbara County since 1899. Operating as the Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center in Santa Maria and Little House By The Park in Guadalupe, FSA helps most vulnerable children, families, families in the community. and older people meet their basic needs while meeting their mental health needs.

All services are provided free of charge or on a sliding fee / donation scale and no one is denied assistance due to an inability to pay. To learn more, visit fsacares.org or call 805-965-1001.


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