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A new cohort of the Cedars-Sinai Managing to Leading Program has been chosen!

Announcing the Fourth Cohort of the Cedars-Sinai Managing to Leading Program

Date: 
April 15, 2021

By Maile Richardson

Thirty mid-level clinicians and administrative staff who work in community health centers and other safety-net organizations in Los Angeles have been selected to participate in Cedars-Sinai’s Community Clinic Initiative: Managing to Leading (M2L) program. Funded by Cedars-Sinai and administered by Healthforce Center at UCSF, this program develops promising staff with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to effectively lead change and improve health care delivery. Over the course of the year-long program, the cohort will learn about the specific needs and priorities of Los Angeles's health care safety net and develop skills to rapidly lead change in this complex health care environment. 

We are excited to welcome participants from seventeen clinics in the Los Angeles area – six of which are new clinics in the Managing to Leading program. Meet the cohort in more detail below.

Cedars-Sinai Community Clinic Initiative: Managing to Leading Program, Cohort 4 (Class of 2021-22)

Claudia Anzueto, Clinic Manager, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

Manisha Ati, Associate Director of Clinical Operations and FNP-C, Saban Community Clinic 

Asya Barkhash, Director of Clinic Operations, Center for Family Health & Education

Mary Bernard, Registered Nurse, Watts Healthcare Corporation

Traci Bivens-Davis, Training and Events Manager, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County 

DeNeisha Calvert, Associate Director, Donor Engagement and Operations, Venice Family Clinic

Manuela Castillo, Adult Department Supervisor, Eisner Health

Genesis De Castro, Program Manager, Wilmington Community Clinic

Erica Dubose, Revenue Cycle Manager, Los Angeles Christian Health Centers 

Rosy Fernandez, Call Center/Retention Supervisor, To Help Everyone (T.H.E.) Health and Wellness Centers

Vanessa Fernandez, Nutritionist, Venice Family Clinic 

Beda Gamboa, Director of Program Development and Grants, R.O.A.D.S Community Care Clinic

Rochell Hamilton, Clinic Manager, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

Zulma Jimenez, Clinic Manager, Central Neighborhood Health Foundation 

James Johnson, Medical Imaging Manager, Watts Healthcare Corporation

Crystal Maciel, PA-C, Associate Medical Director, Wilmington Community Clinic

Talin Megerdichian, Staff Accountant II, Eisner Health 

Roshani Mehta, Site Dental Director, AltaMed Health Services

Nyree Morales, Patient Care Manager, QueensCare Health Centers

Keisha Morgan, Nurse Supervisor, Saban Community Clinic

Erika Navarro, Clinic Manager, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

Carolina Rodriguez Orozco, QI Coordinator, Behavioral Health Services

David Roman, Director of Development and Communications, South Central Family Health Center 

Amir Sajquin, Managed Care Administrator, South Central Family Health Center 

Erik Salazar, Lead Referral Coordinator, Behavioral Health Services

Elkin Salinas, HCCN Project Manager/Coach, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Victor Solano, Health Homes Program Manager, Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Denise Torres, Program Manager, Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Genesis Trejo, Medical Assistant, Los Angeles Christian Health Centers 

Lilia Vizcarra, Referral Coordinator Supervisor, Los Angeles Christian Health Centers 


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About Maile

Maile Richardson is an associate with Healthforce Center. She supports multiple leadership programs and is interested in diversity and equity in the health care industry.