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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic names new VP of External Affairs

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March 1, 2017

Gina Popovic named newest VP

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) has named Gina Popovic as the new Vice President of External Affairs.

As VP of External Affairs, a new position at YVFWC, Popovic oversees all marketing, communications, and public affairs strategies for the organization. She is responsible for the management of legislative and regulatory activities; building relationships with elected officials and government agencies; and serving as YVFWC’s spokesperson with the media, government and regulatory contacts, and industry peers and colleagues.

Popovic has been with YVFWC for nearly four years, previously serving as the organization’s Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs. 

It’s the mission, vision, and colleagues that have kept Popovic with YVFWC.

“This is the single best organization I’ve ever worked with. The people here are incredibly talented. We attract the best and brightest and I’m honored to be among them,” she said.

Popovic has 13 years of experience working with the many facets of external affairs in the health care setting; including public policy, marketing, and communications.

“In the few years she has been part of our organization Gina has met and exceeded expectations. I look forward to what her energy and passion will bring to this new role,” CEO Carlos Olivares said.

With all the uncertainty around health care, Popovic says she’s looking forward to working with the teams at YVFWC and the communities the organization serves.

“I’m eager to share information relevant to patient education, to help alleviate concerns our patients, staff, and communities may have and help eliminate issues,” she added. “I am genuinely interested in engaging in a dialogue with our communities, and I want to foster that with social media, news articles, and other media channels.”


About Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic: The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical, dental, and social services for more than 141,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 1,390 full-time staff and more than 600 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, students and volunteers. Facilities: 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, 57 programs. Locations: Washington State clinics are located in Grandview, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla and Wapato. In Oregon, clinics are located in Hermiston, Portland, Salem and Woodburn. Visit: