NCJW Event Features Discussion of the Changing Climate of Healthcare

NCJW Event Features Discussion of the Changing Climate of Healthcare

People's Community Clinic CEO Regina Rogoff will speak at a NCJW event October 4. Credit: Courtesy of People's Community Clinic

By Bettie Forman

National Council of Jewish Women is hosting an evening with Regina Rogoff, CEO of People’s Community Clinic and a longtime NCJW member, Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. Rogoff will discuss the changing climate of healthcare for the uninsured and other issues related to healthcare in the current national climate.

More than 11,000 patients call People’s Community Clinic their medical home. The clinic is a unique and tested model for medical care, a true safety net for Central Texas’ uninsured and medically underserved. Under Rogoff’s leadership, People’s Community Clinic was awarded the 2005 Ethics in Business Award by the Samaritan Center.

Regina Rogoff has degrees from the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor and the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Prior to joining PCC, Regina was executive director of the Legal Aid of Central Texas for 20 years and a Legal Aid staff attorney for ten years, beginning her career as a VISTA lawyer.

Rogoff has held numerous leadership positions in Austin’s human services, legal and Jewish communities. She currently serves on the board of the Interfaith Education Fund and is a member of the Austin Area Research Organization. She is a past co-chair of Austin Interfaith and a past-president of the Austin Area Human Services Association (now One Voice Central Texas).

The Austin Bar Association (formerly the Travis County Bar Association) created the Regina Rogoff Award in her honor to be given annually to an attorney in Travis County who demonstrates outstanding service in the public/non-profit sector. Rogoff has been recognized by the Austin Business Journal as Best Non-Profit CEO 2014, as a 2007 Profile in Power, and a 2005 Healthcare Hero.

Rogoff takes special pride in introducing the nationally recognized anti-racism program, Facing History and Ourselves to the Austin area.

The October 4 NCJW event is open to the community. Light snacks and beverages will be served. The event will be held in West Austin. The address will be provided upon RSVP at event.akubo.com/mypublic_page.php?id=BlJC or www.ncjwaustin.org. ■

For more information about PCC, visit www.austinpcc.org.

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