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Fran Butler-Cohen

CEO, Family Health Centers of San Diego

In the 30 years she has helmed Family Health Centers of San Diego, Fran Butler-Cohen has grown the nonprofit from a small Barrio Logan storefront to nearly two dozen sites throughout the county using a combination of federal grants and local fundraising. Guided by the belief that health care is a right, not a privilege, she built the country’s largest community clinic provider of health care to the uninsured and one of the top 10 largest community clinic organizations in the nation.

ALMA MATER: San Diego State University

HOBBIES: Reading, bicycling and swimming.