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Martha’s Way

martha_zarateOur Community Health Center Advocate of the month for October is Martha Zarate, Risk Manager for La Clinica de Familia in Las Cruces New Mexico. Martha took on the National Health Center Week petition with fierce dedication. “Let’s be Winners” was her motto and oft repeated mantra to the staff she recruited from all nine of La Clinica’s sites to participate in the national petition drive for health centers. But Martha’s hard work and commitment continued even after National Health Center Week was over. Zarate marshaled staff and patients to collect nearly 600 petition signatures and countless new health center advocates, the highest number of petition signers in New Mexico! The always humble Martha just shrugs her shoulders to the throngs of health center fans, saying, “Sometimes we just need a cheerleader—that’s me.” Three cheers for Martha!