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By the Bay Health CEO Skelly Wingard Joins Marin County Office of Education’s School to Career Board

LARKSPUR, Calif., May 13, 2024 – Skelly Wingard, RN, MSN and Chief Executive Officer of By the Bay Health, the largest independent nonprofit hospice organization in Northern California, joins the Board of Directors of the Marin County Office of Education’s (MCOE) School to Career (STC) Partnership. The School to Career Partnership is a public-private initiative to provide high school students in the County with direct support to engage in work-based learning experience and career exploration, leading to high-demand, high-wages jobs.

“We are excited to have Skelly join the STC Board which is comprised of prominent leaders in Marin County across business, government, education, nonprofit, healthcare, and community organizations,” said John Carroll, Superintendent, Marin County Office of Education. “Skelly is a leading voice on the forefront of developing next-generation leaders in healthcare–one of the most urgent workforce development needs in Marin and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.”

As a School to Career Board Member, Wingard will leverage her successful career as a one of the few women CEOs in healthcare to play a vital leadership role in fostering the connection between education and the workforce. Through participation in strategic planning meetings and promoting innovative new work-based learning and career

exploration initiatives in the healthcare sector, By the Bay Health joins the MCOE’s leading network of more than 200 businesses and organizations that support internships, job shadows, and career academies for high school students across all school districts in Marin. A highlight of the year is the upcoming Job Shadow Day on Thursday, May 16th when a local high school student will receive the opportunity to shadow Wingard for a day to learn what it’s like to be a CEO at one of the fastest-growing nonprofit healthcare organizations in the Bay Area. More than 22 local high school students will be paired to job shadow with various business and community leaders, culminating in a luncheon event at the Marin County Office of Education to celebrate the day’s event.

“We look forward to partnering closely with the MCOE on creating work-based learning experiences that stimulate student interest in pursuing careers in healthcare,” said Skelly Wingard, Chief Executive Officer of By the Bay Health. “I am delighted to join such an impressive group of leaders in the community who are committed to workforce development innovation, and who are enthusiastic about making Marin County a thriving community and best place to work region.”

About By the Bay Health

For nearly 50 years By the Bay Health, a nonprofit affiliate of UCSF Health, has been a progressive and innovative leader in hospice, skilled home health care, palliative care, grief support, and pediatric care in the counties of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, Alameda, and the cities of American Canyon, Napa, and Vallejo. In January 2024, By the Bay Health merged with Mission Hospice & Home Care and Hope Hospice to extend services into the South Bay and East Bay, becoming the largest independent nonprofit hospice organization in Northern California. For more information about our service call (415) 927.2273 or visit www.bythebayhealth.org.

About MCOE

Under the leadership of the Marin County Superintendent of Schools, the Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) provides educational programs and services to students, families and school

staff countywide. The MCOE collaborates with Marin’s 17 school districts to safeguard public funds by providing financial oversight and centralized services at economies of scale in the areas of business, technology, professional development, emergency services, maintenance and operations. www.marinschools.org