Carmen Ibarra was elected to the board of the Pacific Crest Trail Association in November 2022. Carmen is the Chief Executive Officer of The Achievable Foundation (“Achievable”), a federally qualified health center providing high quality, integrated health care services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and other vulnerable populations. Since she took the reins at Achievable in 2014, patient growth has exceeded 300%. Carmen has served as a leader in in the healthcare field of the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years, including a variety of senior management roles at community health centers in Los Angeles County. She is the Immediate Past Board Chair of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County.
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She is the Immediate Past Board Chair of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County. She earned a graduate degree in Nonprofit Management from the American Jewish University and a Bachelor of Science from Loyola Marymount University. She credits the Jesuit education at LMU in feeding her passion for serving others. Carmen looks to the great outdoors to help put things in perspective, decompressing from the rigors of professional responsibility. Her introduction to hiking and camping while working a high school summer job for the U.S. Forest Service. Carmen learned about nature while maintaining firebreaks and trails, as well as cleaning campgrounds and recreational waterways. Recently she was able to complete Section A of the Pacific Coast Trail and hopes to eventually complete the full trail.