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Healthcare District Director Leticia De Lara Is Recognized as Woman of the Year in Riverside County's Fourth District

Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board Director Leticia De Lara

In recognition of Women's History Month, Supervisor V. Manuel Perez presented a proclamation to Leticia De Lara on Wednesday, March 29, during the Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting.

De Lara was named Woman of the Year for the county's Fourth District, which includes the Coachella Valley. She is currently a member of the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board, as well as a former Board president. 

"We are very proud of Leticia, what she's done in the Fourth District, what she's done for the county of Riverside as a whole, what she's done for eastern Coachella Valley, for Coachella Valley as a whole," Perez said in a video of the presentation.  (See the video; with the presentation starting at the 16:40 mark.)

De Lara, who was appointed to the Healthcare District Board in 2019 and elected in 2020, also serves on the board for Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo and is the Chief Executive Officer at the Regional Access Project Foundation in Palm Desert. She thanked all three organizations in her remarks at the presentation.

Perez lauded De Lara as a mentor, leader and role model, acknowledging the importance of education in her life and her efforts to help the "vulnerable, underserved residents and communities" of the Fourth District.

Learn more about Director De Lara here