Lucresha Renteria is the Executive Director of Mendocino Coast Clinics. Having started as an interpreter in 1992, before the organization became an independent non-profit health center in 1994, Lucresha’s responsibilities grew along with the clinic. She became the director of administrative services in 2004 and executive director on January 1, 2016.
Lucresha has long been a community advocate for bilingual/bi-cultural services, as well as for the community’s children and families. In 2004, she was appointed to the First 5 Mendocino Commission, where she served as chairperson for six years. In 2007, she was presented with the Making a Difference for Women award from the local chapter of the Soroptimist International Club. Lucresha was a member of the inaugural class of Clinic Leadership Institute – Emerging Leaders, graduating from the program in 2009. In 2019, she was recognized as a Rural Health Rockstar by the Family Medicine Education for Mendocino County in the Advocacy/Leadership category.
Lucresha currently serves as the chair for the Community Health Resource Network, as well as the 2019 chairperson for the Special Populations and Rural Committee of the California Primary Care Association. She is also a board member for the Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund and the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee.