COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT EXPERT
- Former Director of Population Health, Morongo Basin Healthcare District
- Former Director, Community Health Transformation, Clinton Foundation
- Former Regional Director, Coachella Valley, Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative
- Former Grants Manager, Desert Healthcare District
Population health expert utilizing a systems change approach to foster collaboration leading to high-impact, sustainable outcomes.
Tricia Gehrlein was Director of Population Health for the Morongo Basin Health Care District. In this role, she was responsible for collaboratively implementing programs that further the District’s mission of improving the health of its residents. The District owns and operates 2 community health clinics and Tricia worked with clinic leadership to integrate what happens inside the clinic walls with expanded outreach into the community to foster better outcomes and improve overall health and wellness. Prior to that position, she was the Director of Community Health Transformation for the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Working with national and regional thought leaders, she was responsible for implementing systems change within seven targeted communities across the United States, including the Coachella Valley, to improve health outcomes. She has also served as the Governing Board Secretary for JFK Memorial Hospital and as the Grants Administration and Program Manager for the Desert Health Care District.
An alumni of College of the Desert, Tricia received her BS in Business and Management from the University of Redlands and her Masters in Business Administration from Western Governors University. In 2014 she was recognized by the College of the Desert as a Rising Angel. She currently serves on the Board for The Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation Board.