Glenn 2 Greatness exists to equip the next generation of educators and healthcare providers with marketable skills. Our mission is to assist learners in acquiring jobs in the healthcare and education industries by providing them with access to local education/career pathways.

Leadership Values & Vision

Glenn County’s newly formed network is supported by an executive steering committee. The purpose of the executive steering committee is to create an environment conducive to cross- collaboration between community builders including the education, business, philanthropic/nonprofit, and civic sectors so that local resources are stewarded and made accessible to ALL Glenn county residents who are in pursuit of professions in the healthcare and education industries. Together, a cross-sector group of stakeholders will make collective decisions toward the implementation and direction of grants.


Workgroups are currently being formed to focus on the network’s annual work plan goals:

  1. Implement high-tech, high touch advising to support career/college preparation and early credit accrual

  2. Establish/bolster medical health simulation labs, ensuring infrastructure barriers (such as childcare and transportation) are addressed in order to maintain an inclusive, engaging, and equity-oriented learning environment

  3. Create and promote a marketing campaign that creates awareness of Glenn County’s health pathway and increases enrollment in program offerings from middle school to postsecondary education.


To get involved with a Workgroup in your area of expertise or passion, please email the Glenn 2 Greatness Coordinator, Christine Taylor, at: ctaylor@glenncoe.org.

Glenn 2 Greatness is Growing their Own Workforce:  Stories from the Field

Glenn 2 Greatness Growing Team

The power of one life, one role, one community. 

One of the incredible honors of working in Glenn county is seeing how its citizens come together and take time to look after one another. There is a rugged, rebel spirit of the wild west alive and well within the community in terms of growing our own resources. This mentality has extended beyond the area’s agricultural roots, and is now being touted by health industry leaders, like Glenn County Public Health Officer, Dr. Garrison. He forewarns another crisis is on the horizon if we don’t start growing our own healthcare providers. 

Rachel Sanchez, Director of Community Health at Healthy Rural California, shares this vision of bolstering the healthcare pipeline in the North State. Healthy Rural California is now accepting applications for the Healthcare Professions Pathways Program. This is a PAID internship experience available to students, including incoming high school seniors or recent graduates, college students, graduate students and medical residents interested in pursuing careers in Medicine or Nursing.

They have the opportunity to provide 20 paid internships in the amount of $4,250 each, upon completion of the internship program.  Clinical and Medical student or Nursing student rotations and shadowing that have already been set up with an organization can be eligible for this program.  The eight-week program will be customized for each student and will include an in-person shadowing/rotation/internship, financial aid education and information, mentoring opportunities with peers and/or healthcare professionals, and academic preparation and counseling.

The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 25th for student applications. However, the deadline could be extended again if there is an insufficient number of applications received. 

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Sanchez, Director of Community Health at rsanchez@healthyruralca.org

Christine Taylor, Coordinator

Christine was originally appointed coordinator for this network because of her extraordinary energy, intelligence, and innovative approach to project management. She was then elected by her peers to the position of Chair for the network’s executive steering committee.

Christine seeks to inspire action by living out her “Why Statement.” According to motivational speaker Simon Sinek, inspirational leadership begins with a “Why Statement.” Christine strives to be a creator of positive experiences. She enjoys fostering community connections and curating professional and personal resources so that others can thrive. She invites others on a journey to live life to the fullest by seeing how they can serve their community.