Pat Garcia-Gonzalez

Co-Founder & CEO, The MAX Foundation

I have always been drawn to service. Right out of High School I received a nursing degree in my home country of Argentina, and worked as a surgeon’s assistant for 7 years. Subsequently I obtained my teaching degree in Science, and later my Master of Science Degree from the University of Washington.

For the past 15 years I have been involved with The Max Foundation (, building programs for access to treatment, care and support for people living with cancer, with special focus on low and middle income countries. I have lead the organization since 2005.

Nowadays, I learn every day from the people I serve.


  1. Trinidad on February 10, 2022 at 9:26 am


    My name is Trinidad. I am contacting you regarding the availability of Gleevec in The Dominican Republic. Lately, it has been an issue for the people

    who receive the medication to get it. I am contacting you because I am concern your organization may be sending enough supplies and is not being deliver to the people who need it. Some of the complaints were that the medication that was recently offer was expired and this month Gleevec has not been available. Please, if there is anything you can do or any additional information you need contact me. Thank you.

  2. Pranil Karki on August 24, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Hi Patricia, I’m writing from 1216 2nd St NE, St Cloud, MN 56304.

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