About Us



At MCC, our high-quality health care is provided by locals to locals at all four 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 best care anywhere (#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. In 2004, she was appointed to the First 5 Mendocino Commission, where she served as chairperson for six years. 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

Meryl Schlingheyde

Meryl Schlingheyde is MCC’s Operations Director. She joined our team in 2016, after working for over 30 years as the Director of Operations at a Behavioral Health and Chemical Dependency Community Clinic in New York. Meryl received her MBA in Health Care Administration from the University of Connecticut. She is proud to be a member of the team at MCC who work diligently every day to provide quality comprehensive healthcare to our entire community.

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.

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!


Kelly Grimes



Trevor Orchard, MD

Retired University Professor and Physician


Daphne Haney

Business Owner


Rio Parfrey

Interfaith Chaplain

Clare Bercot Zwerling

Retired CPA

Claudia Boudreau

Retired Non Profit Executive Director

Christine Kelly

Mendocino County Employee

Christopher Knoerdel

Retired Business Owner

Araceli Rivas

Office Manager

Yadira Sanchez

Manager of Outreach and Academics


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