Marilyn Garcia joined COPE Health Solutions in June 2019 as Program Manager. As Program Manager, Ms. Garcia is involved in the management of the Health Scholar program at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, CA. Her role includes supervision of all program operations with a focus on program management, recruitment, training and the professional development of program participants.
Prior to joining COPE Health Solutions, Ms. Garcia participated in the Health Scholar program at Emanate Health (formerly Citrus Valley Health Partners) for three years. As a Health Scholar, she contributed over 1,000 hours of patient care and was awarded the Exemplary Award numerous times for the tremendous effort she put forth in patient safety and providing support to staff. In addition, Ms. Garcia also served on the Leadership Team as the Director of Departmental Operations, where she managed 36 hospital units and supervised over 40 Leadership Team members. In this role, she oversaw and assisted with the implementation of new hospital units and maintained a shifting rate of 80% and higher of over 300 scholars. In February 2019, Ms. Garcia transitioned into the Health Scholar Assistant role to support the operations at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.
Ms. Garcia graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Psychology. After graduating, Ms. Garcia received her national license as an Emergency Medical Technician.