Entrepreneurs messages about COVID-19
Leading through a Pandemic
By Carmela Castellano-Garcia, President and CEO of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA)
I have been President and CEO of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) for 23 of its 26-year history as the leading voice for California’s 1,300 community clinics and health centers. When COVID-19 hit California, it tested many things about our organization, including our ability to be nimble, member-responsive, and outcome-driven during an unprecedented public health and economic catastrophe.
Small Businesses Overcoming COVID-19 by Helping Local Communities
Leading During Challenging Times
MONEY AND FINANCES – In 2014, I established my consulting firm, and after a 20-year career in banking, I can’t take the banker out of the Latina. Meaning, we’ve avoided debt and managed our operations in a fiscally conservative fashion. But we’ve already lost revenues, projects have been delayed and realistically, some clients will be slow in paying our invoices. And the long-term impact may be worse.
By Nina Vaca, Chairman & CEO
It is in difficult times you really see the true measure of someone’s character. This is especially true of business leaders. In moments like these, executives and especially CEOs have the opportunity to show courageous leadership that sets the path forward for others.
As Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, this is something I’m keeping top of mind each and every day. From how I guide our executive team, to communicating transparently with our associates, to maintaining relationships with our customers, leadership matters. Now more than ever as we have moved into this unprecedented global pandemic.