Scott has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the healthcare field. He is proud to serve in his capacity as CEO, and is committed to the mission of the Western Sierra Medical Clinic. Ensuring everyone has access to quality care has always been part of his career. Since joining Western Sierra Medical Clinic in 2009 he has been an instrumental in the organization’s growth and success. Prior to WSMC he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Peach Tree Health Center where he was responsible for various operational responsibilities focused on organizational quality and financial sustainability. His healthcare experience includes operational and behavioral health positions within Federally Qualified Health Centers, hospitals and multi-specialty medical groups.
Scott enjoys working closely with state and federal leaders organizing and advocating for strong systems of healthcare. Scott served as the Chair of the Board of the California Primary Care Association where he remains as a board and executive committee member, board member of the Clinic Mutual Insurance Collective (NorCal) and serves on the advisory council of UC Davis’ Rural Residency program. As a community leader and advocate for rural health he is the Chair of the Health Alliance of Northern California, co-founder of the Placer-Nevada County Association of health providers, and a member of the Nevada County Health Collaborative. Scott is strong believer in community partnership and empowers the WSMC leadership team to participate in collaborative projects that support the health and well being of the communities we serve.
Mr. McFarland earned his Bachelors degree in psychology from Long Beach State, his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and his Masters in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix.