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Barbara Mannino

Retired Community Leader

Barbara Mannino served as the CEO for Vista Community Clinic for 30 years.  During her tenure, the organization grew from a budget of $500,000 and a staff of 30, housed on the second floor of an old church building, to a $35 million budget with 530 staff, five state of the art medical facilities, a 25,000 sq. administration building housing both administrative and health promotion services.  Vista Community Clinic served 57,000 unduplicated patients and provided over 240,000 medical and dental visits annually.  Vista Community Clinic was recognized both regionally and nationally for its innovative programming such as its award winning Fund For Moms, Migrant Services Project, and Prenatal and Obstetrical Care Program. 

Barbara holds both a Masters in Education and Counseling, from Memphis State University, and a  Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

 She is past president of the San Diego Council of Community Clinics and its Health Network, and of Council Connections.  She chaired the Advisory Committee of the University of San Diego Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program for many years.  She has served on numerous advisory committees including the President’s Council of CSUSM, the Health Advisory Committee for SDSU, and the California Primary Care Association.

 In retirement, Barbara remains active within the community.  She is a Coach for the Fieldstone Foundation Coaching Network and has coached many nonprofit CEOs over more than 20 years.  She continues on the President’s Council of CSUSM, and serves on the City of Vista Oversight Board.  She is a member of Soroptimist International of Oceanside and Carlsbad.  She has provided strategic planning services for several San Diego based organizations.  She volunteers tutoring elementary students for Oasis, as well as volunteers for animal welfare organizations such as ARRF, San Diego Human Society  and the San Diego County Animal Shelter.  When not volunteering, her husband she have travelled extensively.