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Carla Eckhardt Taracena, MSc

Carla L. Eckhardt Taracena, MSc, is a seasoned senior manager with over 30 years of leadership experience in non-profit, academic, and for-profit healthcare organizations including serving as Chief Operating Officer in a prominent US healthcare system to leading as Country Director for international NGOs. Recently appointed as Vice President of Clinical Operations at Visana Health, a cutting-edge telemedicine startup, Carla is at the forefront of steering the company’s focus on providing comprehensive women’s health care.  
Carla earned an MSc in global management from the Robert Kennedy College business school in Zurich and she designed her own major in political psychology BA from Yale University.  She proudly serves on the non-profit boards of the Global Health Council and the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health. 
 
Carla currently resides in Palo Alto with her children and beloved mutt Olive.  While California will always be home, Carla is truly a global citizen at heart.