Isabel Garcia of Lehigh Acres, executive director of Immokalee-based RCMA, has been named to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services.
IMMOKALEE -- Isabel Garcia of Lehigh Acres, executive director of Immokalee-based RCMA, has been named to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services.
The committee is a citizens panel of nationally recognized rural health experts with expertise in the delivery, financing, research, development and administration of health and human services in rural areas. The committee meets twice a year in rural locations to examine pertinent issues that affect the health and well-being of rural Americans and to hear directly from rural stakeholders. The committee then provides recommendations on rural issues to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Garcia has been employed by RCMA since 1988 and has served as executive director since 2019.
Established in 1965, RCMA is Florida’s largest non-profit provider of quality early childhood education and family-support services. Headquartered in Immokalee, RCMA serves people in rural areas living in poverty, primarily migrant and agriculture working families. RCMA operates 65 child development centers and two charter schools, and partners with 19 family child care homes and several afterschool care programs in 21 Florida counties. The organization employs 1,600 people, provides child care and education to more than 5,500 children each year, and has more than 50,000 alumni. Learn more at rcma.org.