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SANTA BARBARA, CA, November 21, 2013— Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) is pleased to announce the permanent leadership of Trula Ann Breuninger, MPH, MBA, as CEO. Breuninger’s extensive experience as a leader of community health, as well as an operations management and planning professional consultant, makes her ideally suited to lead the organization. She has previously served as CEO for four

community healthcare organizations across the southwest including the San Diego American Indian Health Center and most recently, the Southern Indian Health Council, Inc., in Alpine, Calif.

As a consultant, Breuninger has performed the full spectrum of guidance to clients including operations management, strategic planning, feasibility and marketing analysis, and has helped to reduce costs and improve profitability. Her clients have included state and local governments, tribal governments, nonprofits, governing boards, universities, research institutions and integrated healthcare organizations.

“I am honored to lead SBNC and work with the Board of Directors and our dedicated Staff as Chief Executive Officer,” said Breuninger. “Our commitment to provide quality care and better the lives of our patients remains stronger than ever and I look forward to continuing our mission to bring the critical health care services SBNC provides the Santa Barbara community every day.”

Breuninger received her MBA from the W.P.CareySchool of Business at ArizonaStateUniversity and an MPH degree from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from BrighamYoungUniversity.

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics The mission of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is to provide high quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare to all people, regardless of their ability to pay, in an environment that fosters respect, compassion and

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