Board Members

Maria Garcia-Aguilera
PRESIDENT
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Maria Garcia-Aguilera is a retired social worker and a life-long resident of the City of Brawley.  She attended Brawley Union High School and received a Bachelors and a Masters degree in social work from San Diego State University. While now retired, she previously worked for Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District for 25 years serving as a medical social worker until 2008.

Mrs. Garcia-Aguilera was elected to the PMHD board for her first full term on December 5, 2014.

Catalina Alcantra-Santillan
VICE PRESIDENT
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Nickolas P. Aguirre
SECRETARY
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Nickolas P. Aguirre, Jr., recently retired from his role as Family Nurse Practitioner with Clinicas De Salud Del Pueblo, Inc. Mr. Aguirre is a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, holding a Master in Nursing, Case Management.

Mr. Aguirre knows Pioneers well, having worked here between 1975 and 2007. During his 31 years of service, he held roles within Case Management, Nursing (House Supervisor) and as an Associate Administrator over Clinical Services.

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Linda Rubin
TREASURER
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Linda Rubin has been a resident of the City of Brawley for over 30 years, raising with her husband Ron three children. Rubin is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a registered dietitian. She completed her internship at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and has over 30 years of hospital management experience. While the majority of that service has been in dietary management, she has also served as an interim director of human resources.

Mrs. Rubin and her husband are active in the community, especially as members of Sacred Heart Church in Brawley. Mr. Rubin (husband) served as the first president of the PMHD Foundation which initiated in 1982.

Ms. Rubin was elected to the PMHD Board in November 2010.

Jeffery S. Klicka
ASSISTANT SECRETARY / TREASURER
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Jeffrey Klicka is president of Klicka-Parker Insurance Brokers Inc. of California and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance field. Mr. Klicka moved to Brawley, California from San Diego, California when he was 8 years old and has made Brawley his residence for the past 35 years.

Mr. Klicka attended Brawley Union High School, Indio High School, and continued on to study at Imperial Valley College, College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California. He’s also a U.S. Navy Veteran and served in the Persian Gulf War.

Mr. Klicka is an active member of the community and has served on various boards, such as President of the Brawley Boys and Girls Club and Past President of Stockmen’s Club of Imperial Valley.

Mr. Klicka was elected to the PMHD board for his first full term on December 5, 2014.

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