Montserrat Archila, who was honored with the 2021 Spirit of Wetzel Award, has served for the last 16 years in the Community Investment department at Providence, and currently serves their caregivers as Mission Integration Manager at Healdsburg and Petaluma hospitals as well as at Providence’s Physician Enterprise in Sonoma County. Montserrat has spent many years addressing the needs and learning the unique attributes of our region’s diverse communities, bringing a truly county-wide perspective to the board.Moreover, as co-chair of the Providence Regional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, she brings a passion for advancing equity not only within Providence but everywhere she serves. Indeed, Montserrat recently served on the Healthcare Foundation’s strategic planning committee as an esteemed community partner and liaison.
“During my time with the committee,” she recalls, “we leaned in together and we listened as we developed strategies to best serve the community. I appreciated the willingness and the open hearts at the table and knew this was a team I wanted to be a part of.”
“Joining the board is a wonderful opportunity to further this work with like-minded individuals who put the community front and center and are working toward creating a just culture for all,” says Montserrat.
In her free time, Montserrat loves teaching classes as a longstanding fitness instructor. “It keeps me focused and recharged especially on difficult days,” she says. She also loves to read and is pursuing a passion for studying trauma-informed healing design. “In my downtime,” she adds, “there is nothing like family. I spend a lot of time with my husband Issa and my son Julian.”