Outside In says farewell to Executive Director, Patricia Patrón, and welcomes new Interim Executive Director, Don Reuther

The team at Outside In would like to express our deep appreciation to Patricia Patrón for her outstanding leadership and countless contributions during her three-year tenure as executive director of the agency. Patricia led the agency through some extraordinary challenges and did so with grace, compassion, and integrity.

“She inspired us all with her boundless energy and unwavering commitment to our mission and focus on our values,” said Outside In Board Chair Steve Jones. “Patricia’s legacy will be felt for quite some time. She has had a tremendous impact in shaping the organization’s culture so that our clients and staff would feel welcomed and appreciated.”

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Don Reuther, a human with light hair wearing a tan suit and tie. The image is a headshot.

A national search for a new executive director will begin in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the Board of Directors is excited to announce that Don Reuther is joining Outside In as the Interim Executive Director. Don comes to Outside In with impressive credentials having studied law and with a master’s in public health. Throughout his career, he has led several community healthcare organizations with an emphasis on improving patient outcomes.  His focus on patient outcomes means Don is a staunch advocate for quality healthcare for all.

“The board was especially moved by Don’s approach to leadership, which is rooted in empathy, compassion, and determination to ensure that quality healthcare is accessible to all,” said Jones.

“I am truly honored to join the amazing team at Outside In,” said Don Reuther, Outside In Interim Executive Director. “I have worked in the FQHC space for most of my career, and I have never seen an agency with the broad spectrum of services to address not only gaps in health servics, but also address the social determinants of health that contribute to overall well-being. I am proud and honored to be able to serve such a fine mission.”

Again, we thank Patricia for making us all better at what we do. And we welcome Don to the Outside In family.

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