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Elizabeth Forer

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Elizabeth Forer

Chief Executive Officer
Venice Family Clinic


Elizabeth Forer is the chief executive officer and executive director of the Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the nation, which provides services to 23,000 patients a year at seven locations. Before joining the Venice Family Clinic in 1994, she served for five years as executive director of Settlement Health and Medical Services, a nonprofit community health center in East Harlem, New York. She also directed a department at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. Ms. Forer is a California HealthCare Foundation Health Leadership Fellow. She is actively involved in the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County and the California Primary Care Association. Ms. Forer holds masters' degrees in social work and public health from Columbia University.

604 Rose Avenue
Venice  California  90291
United States
Office Phone: 
(310) 664-7901


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