About Rachel Garcia
Rachel Garcia is the Bureau Chief of EMS and Trauma System at the Arizona Department of Health Services, which is the lead state agency that coordinates, establishes, and administers Arizona’s statewide system of emergency medical services, trauma care, and registry systems. Rachel is an Arizona native with over 15 years of experience in public health. She previously served as the Deputy Chief of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response and has assisted with multiple Health Emergency Operations Center responses at ADHS. Before joining the ADHS team, Rachel held various leadership roles in local public health. She was an Assistant Director of Public Health in Pinal County, where she oversaw Community and Correctional Health programming. Rachel also served in multiple public health research and community outreach positions at the University of Arizona, where she earned her Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Science degrees and completed Susan G. Komen and National Science Foundation fellowships.