In 1971, social activists Mary Hummel, Mamie Barger, and Reverend Eleazar H. Echeverria opened the Santa Paula Free Clinic, dedicated to serving the medical needs of Ventura County’s medically underserved population.
As the need for quality, affordable health care grew, the clinic expanded to better serve its patients. The scope of services grew beyond the Santa Clara River Valley, hence the name Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. to cover the entire Ventura County.
Today, Clinicas continues to put quality patient and family care first in everything that we do.
The Board of Directors is comprised of concerned citizens, highly regarded professionals, members of the public and private sector of Ventura County. They commit their energies and resources to assure that the mission of Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. is fully carried out. The Board members meet regularly to discuss the strategic vision of the organization.
Charles H. Hookstra - President
Adolfo Murillo, OD - Vice President
Barbara A. Journet - Treasurer
Kirstin J. Cady Benites - Secretary
Javier M. Ochoa - Parliamentarian
Daniel Gonzalez - Member
Tim Hagel - Member
Karen R. Burnham - Member Emeritus