Linda Tavaszi, Ph.D., CEO of the not-for-profit Marin Community Clinics, will leave that post, effective Aug. 31, the clinic’s board announced.

The announcement stated Tavaszi, who took the post in September 2011, will continue working with the clinic in a part-time, consulting capacity in the Development Department, with a focus on major gifts.

She will be the CEO of Ritter Center and will assist the county of Marin in its efforts to address the needs of homeless people.

“I decided to transition from my CEO position for several reasons,” Tavaszi said in the announcement. “For one, I have accomplished what I set out to accomplish. Marin Community Clinic is in very good shape and, even with the uncertainty in the national health care scene, is poised to be a success far into the future. Secondly, it is simply time for me to re-invent myself, as I am always seeking new ways to serve the community.

Succession planning is underway; the clinic’s board of directors will conduct a search for a new CEO.

Marin Community Clinics board Chairman Jerry Oken stated, “Through her efforts, we have not only been able to increase access to care for the underserved but also have developed new, innovative programs, recruited superb clinicians and staff, and formed wonderful partnership with key community organizations as well as universities.”

The clinic network is Marin County’s largest provider of primary medical care and dental care to the low-income population. A federally qualified health center, its clinicians, other staff and volunteers serve close to 35,000 individuals a year at nine clinic sites across Marin.