Rebecca Pleitez

Rebecca is a mommy-in-chief with self-starter tenacity and entrepreneurial drive. She left the healthcare world to spend time with her two little ones. Originally from Whittier, Rebecca studied public health to improve health in low-income communities and changes in policy and practice for a more streamlined and cost-effective delivery of care. After the birth of her son, she had plenty of time to reflect on her career path. Most mornings, as she passed through her job, Rebecca was often amazed at the path she’d taken into the world of health and social justice. However, she wanted to reinvent herself and do something radically different, and she moved to the startup sector after maternity leave. She was the co-founder of Found!t, a shopping on demand service. After the second birth of her daughter, Rebecca moved from the startup world to engage in local politics and community work, and spend time with her children. She strongly believes that as a mom, we are our children’s first learning models. Rebecca revels in drinking a cup of coffee and celebrating another day that she gets to be with her family, feeling supported by friends and coworkers, making memories. Even little ones. Maybe, if she’s lucky, her children will remember those the most. Rebecca was appointed to the Commission for Community and Family Services by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and received an MPH from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health, and a BS from Cal State Long Beach.

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