Carlos Olivares

Carlos Olivares

Carlos is a respected voice and advocate in the Yakima Valley for people who are migrant and agricultural workers, and a longtime advocate for postsecondary educational attainment for Hispanic people. He is the chief executive officer of the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, the largest community health center in the Pacific Northwest. His former roles include executive director of Buttonwillow Health Center and associate director of California Rural Health Federation.

Carlos is on the boards of Children’s Village, Community Health Network of Washington/Community Health Plan of Washington, and Willamette Valley Community Health. He is a member of the Hispanic Academic Achievers Program and Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the boards of the Northwest Primary Care Association, Oregon Primary Care Association, and The Memorial Foundation, and was a founding member of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. Carlos grew up in La Paz, Bolivia, and came to the U.S. to earn his BA in political science from Pepperdine University.