Ellen Garcia, MPH
Executive Director of Providence ElderPlace Oregon, Portland, OR.
As the Executive Director of Providence ElderPlace Oregon, Ellen Garcia has leadership responsibilities for the only PACE Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly in Oregon. Celebrating its 28th year of operation, Providence ElderPlace currently serves 1440 participants through nine PACE sites, two RCFs and an ALF. PACE is now available in 5 counties in Oregon. Prior to her current role, Ellen was Executive Director of Providence ElderPlace Seattle for 10 years. Dedicated to the growth of PACE nationally, she has served on the National PACE Association Board of Directors for 14 years, including chairing the organization. With a Masters of Public Health from the University of Hawaii, Ellen has over thirty years of health care experience in both acute inpatient and not-for-profit community settings, including 12 years directing hospices. She has successfully taken programs through accreditation by The Joint Commission and the transition to permanent PACE Provider status. Among her leadership roles, Ellen has served in the following capacities: SCAN Foundation “Dignity Driven Decision Making” Advisory Group; Board Member, Hospice Association of America; Nominating Committee, National Association for Home Care; President and Treasurer, Oregon Association for Home Care; Board Member, and Chair of the Virginia Garcia Health Center Memorial Foundation .