Meet our Medical Staff

Physicians

Mary_FerrisMary Ferris, M.D., M.A., M.S.Ed.
Student Health Service Executive Director

Education: Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Arts

Graduate Schools:
University of California Santa Barbara, Master of Arts
University of Southern California, Master of Science Education

Medical School: University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Residency/Internship: University of California Irvine Medical Center

Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Areas of Special Interest:
Transgender Health Care, Pep/Prep consultation and follow-up.


Ali Javanbakht_002Ali Javanbakht, M.D.
Student Health Service Medical Director

Education: University of California Santa Barbara

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency/Internship: Riverside County Regional Medical Center

Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Areas of Special Interest: Transgender Health Care, Pep/Prep consultation and follow-up.




Elizabeth_DowningElizabeth Downing, M.D.

Physician

Education: University of Vermont

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Residency/Internship: University of California San Diego

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics




photo not availableRebecca Gazzaniga, M.D.
Women’s Health

Education: University of California Santa Barbara

Medical School:
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Residency/Internship: LAC/USC Medical Center





Robert HughesRobert Hughes, M.D.
Physician

Education: Westmont College

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Residency/Internship:
Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fontana

Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine
Added Qualification in Sports Medicine




Miguel_Pedroza_SH_005Miguel Pedroza, M.D.
Family Medicine

Education: California State University Fullerton

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Residency/Internship:
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Ventura County Medical Center

Certification: American Board of Family Medicine​





Erin MooreErin Moore, M.D.
Internal Medicine

Education: Amherst College

Medical School: Saint George's University School of Medicine

Residency/Internship: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
 
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine





Elizabeth ToroElizabeth Toro, M.D.
Women’s Health

Education: University of Illinois

Medical School: University of Illinois School of Medicine

Residency/Internship: Oregon Health & Science University

Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology





Sugino-LauraLaura Sugino, M.D.
Physician

Education: University of California Santa Barbara

Medical School
: University of California Irvine

Residency/Internship
: Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine

Special Interests in
: International & Travel Medicine, HIV Medicine, Integrative Medicine.

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish


Psychiatrists

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Edwin Feliciano, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Behavioral Health Director

Education: Universidad de Puerto Rico

Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine

Residency/Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Psychiatric Hospital Certification: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology





Steven BarnettSteven Barnett, M.D.
Psychiatrist

Education: University of California, Santa Barbara

Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine

Residency/Internship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Certification: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology






Shandara Dawes, M.D. Shandi Dawes
Psychiatrist

Education: Princeton University - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Medical School: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School

Residency/Internship: UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Certification: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

 


Cathy Rives3Cathy Rives, M.D.
Psychiatrist

Education: University of California Los Angeles

Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University

Residency/Internship: Rush-Presby-St Lukes Medical Center

Certification: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology




Kayla RosenKayla Rosen, M.D.
Psychiatrist

Education: Harvard University

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residency/Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital

Certification: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology





Dental Clinicians

Rana_Moshake_005Rana Moshake, DMD
Senior Dentist

Education:
University of Aleppo Dental School

Dental School: Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry

Certification: Dental Board of California








Doran DobranskyDoran Z Dobranszky, DDS
Dentist

Education:
University of Southern California

Dental School:  New York University College of Dentistry

Certification: Dental Board of California









KidonKelly M Kidon, DDS
Associate Dentist

Education:
University of California, Los Angeles

Dental School:  University of the Pacific

Certification: Dental Board of California








Maida_Interiano_001Maida Interiano, RDH
Dental Hygienist

Education: Diablo Valley College

Certification: Dental Hygiene Committee of California










Linda_Metcalfe_005Linda Metcalfe, RDH
Dental Hygieneist

Education: West Los Angeles College


Certification: Dental Hygiene Committee of California








Laboratory Staff - details coming soon

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Kim Finegold

Kim Finegold, RN, MN, FNP
Nursing Director, Family Nurse Practitioner

Education:
University of California Los Angeles - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graduate Education:
University of California Los Angeles - Masters in Nursing

Licensure: California State Board of Registered Nursing







Paula BagalioPaula Bagalio, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Education: University of Vermont

Professional School: University of Utah

Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center






Gigliola Bernardi 4Gigliola Bernardi, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Education: University of California San Diego -Bachelor of Arts in Human Development

Graduate Education: Columbia University -Masters Degree in Nursing

Certification(s):
   American Nurses Credentialing Center
   Board Certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner






Kristy Herr

Kristy Herr, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Education: University of California Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts in Business-Economics

Graduate School: UMDNJ Rutgers University, Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Certification: National Commission on Certification on Physician Assistant






Myra HowardMyra Howard, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Education: Cal State Dominguez Hills -Bachelor of Science

Graduate School:
University of California Los Angeles -Master Degree in Nursing and Teaching Credential

Certification(s):
  
American Nurses Credentialing Center
   Board Certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner





Leslie Mathers-Winn

Leslie Mathers-Winn, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Education California State University Fresno -Bachelors in Psychology

Professional School Pace University -RN, Masters of Science, Family Nurse Practioner

Licensure: American Nurses Credentialing Center






Monica MatticeMonica Mattice, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

Education:  Santa Barbara City College -AS Nursing

Professional School: University of California Davis – Family Nurse Practitioner

Licensure: American Nurses Credentialing Center

 





McConnellChris McConnell, PA
Physician Assistant 

Education: University of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate School: Touro University - California

Certification: National Commission on Certification on Physician Assistant








Kristen D Nelson, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Education: Cal State University, Fresno

Graduate School:
University of San Diego

Licensure:

   American Nurses Credentialing Center
   Board Certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner





Kristen RogersKristen Rogers, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Education: John Hopkins University School of Nursing - Bachelors of Science, Nursing

Graduate School: Georgetown University -Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure: American Nurses Credentialing Center







Holly SmithHolly Smith, RN, BSN
Infection Control Coordinator

Education: University of Delaware - Bachelors of Science, Nursing

Professional School: University of Delaware

Licensure: California Board of Registered Nursing








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Dana Crone, BSN
Advice Nurse

Education: Mid Sweden University - Bachelors of Science, Nursing

Professional School: University of Uppsala, Graduate Degree in Public Health

Licensure:  California Board of Registered Nursing






Monica EscaleraMonica Escalera, RN, BSN, PHN
Advice Nurse

Education: San Diego State University -Bachelor of Science Nursing & Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Professional School:
San Diego State - Public Health Nurse certification & Cal State University, Fresno - School Nurse Services Credential

Certification: Board of Registered Nursing





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Ellen Kroll, RN, BSN, PHN
Advice Nurse

Education: Azusa Pacific University

Professional School
: University of Liverpool

Certification: Board of Registered Nursing







Jackie KurtaJacqueline Kurta, PsyD, LMFT
Director, Alcohol and Drug Program

Education: Tufts University -Bachelor of Arts, English

Graduate Education:
   Antioch University -Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology
   Ryokan College -Doctor of Psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy

Licensure: California Board of Behavior Sciences - Marriage and Family Therapist






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Naj Alikhan, MFTI
Counselor/Educator, Alcohol and Drug Program

Education: University of California, Santa Barbara - Philosophy

Graduate Education: Antioch University - Clinical Psychology

Licensure: California Board of Behavioral Sciences - Marriage and Family Therapist Intern






Lacey_Johnson_001Whitney Bruice, MA, MFT
Counselor/Educator, Alcohol and Drug Program

Education: University of California Santa Barbara

Graduate Education:
Antioch University -Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology

Licensure: California Board of Behavioral Sciences-Marriage and Family Therapist







Bryan-Angie-2011_0005Angie Bryan, LMFT
Counselor/Educator, Alcohol & Drug Program

Education: University of California Irvine -Bachelor of Arts

Graduate Education:
   University of California Los Angeles -Masters in Education
   Antioch University -Masters of Arts

Certification: California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Marriage and Family Therapist





Sara_Porat003Sarah F. Porat, MA, MFT
Counselor/Educator, Alcohol and Drug Program

Education: University of California at Los Angeles -Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Education Studies;

Graduate Education: Pepperdine University -Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

Licensure: California Board of Behavioral Sciences -Marriage and Family Therapist





Taylor-Jennifer-StHealth-2012_0002Jennifer Taylor, LMFT
Counselor/Educator, Alcohol and Drug Program

Education: University of California Los Angeles -Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Education

Graduate Education: Pepperdine University -Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Licensure: California Board of Behavioral Sciences -Marriage and Family Therapist








Betsy MalearJ. Betsy Malear, MS, RD
Associate Director of Public Health

Education:
Mills College - Bachelor of Science, Biology

Graduate School: University of California Davis -Master of Science, Nutrition

Internships:
Roseville Community Hospital; Special Children's Clinic, Reno; Sacramento Renal Dialysis Center

Certification: Commission of Dietetic Registration




Flack-Carrie-StHlth-2011_0001Carrie Flack MS, RD
Nutrition Specialist

Education: Mount Vernon Nazarene University - Bachelor of Science, Biology

Graduate School:
San Diego State University - Master of Science, Nutrition Sciences

Internship: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Certification: Commission of Dietetic Registration






Heather NicholsHeather Nichols, O.D.
Eye Care Center Director

Education: Northern Illinois University

Professional School: Illinois College of Optometry

Certification: California State Board of Optometry  








DianeBellDiane Ozasa Bell, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist Manager

Undergraduate Education: University of California Irvine

Pharmacy School:  University of California San Francisco

Residency:  University of California San Francisco

Licensing: CA State Board of Pharmacy





Ron MarottoRonald Marotto, R.Ph.
Pharmacist

Undergraduate Education: Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, Calif.

Pharmacy School:  University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Licensing: CA State Board of Pharmacy







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Brooke Pelen, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist

Education: University of Iowa

Pharmacy School: University of Iowa

Licensing: CA State Board of Pharmacy







Linda Ryu 4Linda Ryu, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist

Undergraduate Education: University of California Irvine

Pharmacy School:  University of California San Francisco

Licensing: CA State Board of Pharmacy







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Robert Zeyssig, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist

Education: Free University of Berlin

Pharmacy School:  Free University of Berlin

Licensing: CA State Board of Pharmacy

Speaks German


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Peter Zodtner, R.Ph.

Pharmacist

Education: Oregon State University

Pharmacy School:  Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

Licensing: CA State Board of Pharmacy





Mary ColsonMary Colson, PT
Physical Therapy Supervisor

Education: University of California Berkeley -Bachelor of Arts, Geography

Graduate Education: California State University Fresno - Masters in Physical Therapy

Licensure: Physical Therapy Board of California








Liz AlexanderElizabeth "Liz" Alexander, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Education: University of California Santa Barbara - Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Minor in Exercise Health Science

Graduate Education: Western University of Health Sciences - Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Licensure: Physical Therapy Board of California






Mayra JonesMyra Jones
Physical Therapist Assistant

Education:  San Diego Mesa College

Certifications:  Physical Therapy Tech,
Yoga Fit 1-2,
Cooper Certified Personal Trainer,
Pilates and Golf Fitness Certification in progress







Andrea_StoufferAndrea Stouffer, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist

Education: University of California Santa Barbara -Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Graduate Education: Western University of Health Sciences - Masters in Physical Therapy; Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Licensure: Physical Therapy Board of California







Andrew VesperAndrew Vesper, LCSW
Social Worker

Education: University of California Berkeley - Bachelor of Arts in History

Graduate School:
California State University Long Beach - Masters in Social Work

Licensed Clinical Social Work








Marcela CoronaMarcela Corona, LCSW
Social Worker

Education: University of California Santa Barbara - Bachelor of Arts Latin American and Iberian Studies; Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Graduate School: California State University Long Beach – Masters in Social Work

Licensed Clinical Social Work







McCallister-B_0241Brandi McCallister, LCSW
Social Worker

Education: University of California Los Angeles - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Graduate School: California State University Long Beach - Masters in Social Work

Licensed Clinical Social Work









pic1Shereen Barr, LCSW
Social Worker

Education: San Jose State University

Graduate School: University of Southern California

Licensed Clinical Social Work








Lisa MedinaLisa Medina, CRT

Senior Lead Radiologic Technologist

Professional School:  Santa Barbara City College - Radiographic and Imaging Sciences

Licensure: California State Board of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology