Dr. Glennah Trochet was born and raised in Colombia, South America. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1976, she completed her residency in Family Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1979.
Following a two-year term as a commissioned corps officer for the Indian Health Service in Zuni, New Mexico, she came to Sacramento with her husband and was in private practice for 8 years. During that time her two daughters were born.
She joined Sacramento County in 1989 as the physician assigned to Mercy Clinic/Loaves&Fishes, a walk-in clinic for the homeless. In 1993 she became the medical director of the Sacramento County Clinics, a network of 9 clinics that provided primary care services for medically indigent adults as well as public health services such as immunizations, well child visits, family planning and TB and STD control services for the entire community.
In 1999 she was named County Health Officer and held that position until her retirement from Sacramento County in September 2011. After a brief stint at MMC for Children and Families, she worked as Primary Care Physician at the Winters Healthcare Foundation in Winters, CA in 2012.
Currently Dr. Trochet is a Community Health Consultant and continues to be a member of the Board of several community organizations while also volunteering for them in various capacities. She is a member of California Physicians Alliance Sacramento Chapter Steering Committee.
Dr. Trochet has been a member of the California Physicians Alliance since at least 2005, but became active in 2013 when the Sacramento Chapter was re-invigorated. She believes that everyone deserves healthcare and the way to achieve this goal in the United States is Improved Medicare For All.
During her career, Dr. Trochet has received awards such as Heroes in Healthcare in 1997, the Natalie J. Smith Immunization Champion Award in 2006 and the “Women Who Mean Business” award from the Sacramento Business Journal in 2009. Upon her retirement from County service she received recognition from several governmental and community entities, including Congress, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, the California State Senate, Sacramento City Council, the FBI, the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, Bloodsource, the Sacramento County Tobacco Control Coalition, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and Northern California Partnership for Influenza Prevention.
Having spent the greater portion of her career working with underserved populations, Dr. Trochet understands the need for accessible, affordable and universal healthcare for all in the United States.