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Clinco was born in New York City. She moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1978 after receiving a degree in Nursing. Clinco became involved in Home Health Care sector starting the Tucson based In-Home Care Company Catalina In-Home Services in 1981. She formed the non-profit Direct CareGiver Association in 2000 training Direct Care Workers and continues as the organizations president. She is founder and president of the Arizona Direct Care Worker Alliance which is a membership based organization for direct care workers. Clinco organized the community based Old Fort Lowell Live-at-Home program 1997. She has become a leader and advocate in the long-term care sector in Arizona and Nationally serving on numerous local, state and national boards and committees.