About Us



At MCC, our high-quality health care is provided by locals to locals at all of our clinic sites. Like our patients, our staff live and work here. We understand the joys and challenges of living in this beautiful, rural community. It’s a place where we look out for and care about one another. This community spirit translates to our working environment. Our management team believes in an open, transparent, and collaborative culture. We support each other and work together as a team. It’s how we provide the #bestcareanywhere.

Executive Director

Lucresha Renteria

Lucresha Renteria is the Executive Director of Mendocino Coast Clinics. Having started as an interpreter in 1992, before the organization became an independent non-profit health center in 1994, Lucresha’s responsibilities grew along with the clinic. She became the Director of Administrative Services in 2004 and Executive Director on January 1, 2016.

Lucresha has long been a community advocate for bilingual/bi-cultural services, as well as for the community’s children and families.  She served on the First 5 Mendocino Commission for 18 years, six of those as the Chairperson. In 2007, she was presented with the Making a Difference for Women award from the local chapter of the Soroptimist International Club. Lucresha was a member of the inaugural class of Clinic Leadership Institute – Emerging Leaders, graduating from the program in 2009. In 2019, she was recognized as a Rural Health Rockstar by the Family Medicine Education for Mendocino County in the Advocacy/Leadership category.

Lucresha currently serves as the chair for the Community Health Resource Network, as well as the 2019 chairperson for the Special Populations and Rural Committee of the California Primary Care Association. She is also a board member for the California Primary Care Association and the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee.

Medical Director

Lawrence Goldyn, MD

Dr. Goldyn is the Medical Director at Mendocino Coast Clinics. As Medical Director, he manages MCC’s medical providers and is a member of the Executive Committee, along with the Executive Director and the Operations Director.

Dr. Goldyn received his medical degree from Tufts University and holds a PhD in Political Science from Stanford University. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and has a specialist designation from the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Dr. Goldyn dedicated many years to the education of Physician Assistants and Resident Physicians as a Proctor at Stanford University Physician Assistant Program, an Attending Physician at California Pacific Medical Center, Outpatient Resident Clinic, and Director of the HIV Resident’s Clinic. He has served on many HIV Advisory Committees as well as Quality Assurance Committees.

Dr. Goldyn’s 30-year career in medicine has spanned from research to teaching and from private practice to community clinics. He spent 14 years in private practice in San Francisco, where he specialized in internal medicine and HIV, before joining the MCC staff in 2004. Dr. Goldyn is the only physician specializing in HIV care in Mendocino County.

Operations Director

Jeremie Foley

Jeremie Foley is MCC’s Operations Director. She joined our team in 2021, after working for several years as the Director of Operations at West County Health Centers in Guerneville, California. Jeremie received her BA in in Liberal Arts from Humboldt State University in Arcata, with an emphasis in Spanish.  She is looking forward to exploring her new home town of Fort Bragg on the beautiful Mendocino Coast.

Board of Directors

We serve the community. We are the community.

Mendocino Coast Clinics is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which is representative of its patients’ characteristics. In compliance with federal regulations, more than half of the Directors are also MCC patients. Their expertise is vital to the effective functioning of this community health center.

Our Executive Staff and Board of Directors can be reached by mail at Mendocino Coast Clinics, 205 South Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437. If you prefer email, you may send it to info@mccinc.org.

Join Us

Are you interested in joining our Board? If so, please contact us at info@mccinc.org. We would love to talk to you!


Deborah Wyatt, MD

Retired Pediatrician


James Katzel, MD

Retired Physician


Trevor Orchard, MD

Retired University Professor and Physician


Rio Parfrey

Interfaith Chaplain

Melissa Azevedo

Administrative Manager

Kelly Grimes


Daphne Haney

Business Owner

Matt O’Halloran


Araceli Rivas

Office Manager

Yadira Sanchez

Manager of Outreach and Academics


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