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Meet our Medical Staff

 
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Laura Polito, M.D.
Physician

Education: Santa Clara University

Medical School: Creighton University

Residency/Internship: Offutt Air Force Base/University of Nebraska Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Areas of Special Interest: Underserved populations, International and Travel Medicine

 
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Holly Smith, RN, BSN
COVID-19 Clinic Operations Coordinator

Education: University of Delaware - Bachelors of Science, Nursing

Licensure: California Board of Registered Nursing








 
Betsy Malear

J. Betsy Malear, MS, RD


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


 
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Vejas Skripkus, M.D., M.H.A.
Student Health Executive Director 

Education:  University of California San Diego -  B.S.
                   University of Southern California - M.H.A.

Medical School:  American University of the Caribbean  - M.D. 

Residency/Internship:  Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California 

Certifications:  American Board of Family Medicine - ABFM
                        Certification in Infection Control and Prevention - CIC (APIC)
                        Healthcare Leadership Academy - CHLA/USC 

Areas of Special Interest: Women's Health, PEP/PrEP, Mental Health;

Languages: English and Lithuanian

 
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Ali Javanbakht, M.D.
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.

 

 
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Sunita Beall, M.D.
Physician

Education: Human biology, Brown University

Medical School:
Brown University School of Medicine

Residency/Internship: Internal Medicine, UCLA/ West LA VAMC


 


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Physician

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Robert Hughes

Robert 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


 
Erin Moore

Erin Moore, M.D.
Internal Medicine Physician

Education: Amherst College

Medical School: Saint George's University School of Medicine

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

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

 
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Miguel 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


 
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Laura 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

 
Elizabeth Toro

Elizabeth Toro, M.D.
Physician, Specializing in 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



 
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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 Barnett

Steven 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


 
Shandi Dawes

Shandara Dawes, M.D. 
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

 

 
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Cathy 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 Rosen

Kayla 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 


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Rana Moshake, DMD
Dental Care Center Director

Education:
University of Aleppo Dental School

Dental School: Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry

Certification: Dental Board of California




 
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Linda Metcalfe, RDH
Dental Hygieneist

Education: West Los Angeles College


Certification: Dental Hygiene Committee of California




 
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Ryan Castorino, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Education: University of Nevada-Reno BSN

Professional School: University of Wisconsin, Concordia MSN

Certification: Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 



 
Ashyley Raum

Ashley Henderson, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Education: University of Florida - Bachelors of Science, Nursing

Graduate School: University of Florida -Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure: American Nurses Credentialing Center



 
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 Howard

Myra 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

Areas of Special Interest: Minor surgery and mental health issues

 
Lemire

Joseph Lemire, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Education: University of San Francisco, RN

Graduate School:
Stanford University Primary Care Associate Program

Licensure:
Family Nurse Practitioner


 
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Angie Magana, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Education: California State University Long Beach

Graduate School:
California State University Fullerton 

Licensure:
Nurse Practitioner; Certified Nurse Midwife

Specialty: LGBTQ+ Healthcare

 
Lindsay Rodgers

Lindsay Rodgers, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Education: Undergrad BA, Wesleyan University

Professional School: Masters in Science in Nursing, University of California San Francisco 

Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified




 
Kristen Rogers

Kristen 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


 
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Gigliola Bernardi Sharron, 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



 
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Cynthia Rios, RN, BSN
Advice Nurse

Education: The University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelors of Science, Nursing 

Licensure: California Board of Registered Nursing

 






 
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Lacey Sahuque, RN
Advice Nurse

Education: Tulane University - Bachelors of Science; Merritt College - AS Nursing 

Licensure: California Board of Registered Nursing





 
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Alyson Wycoff, RN
Advice Nurse

Education: Duke University - Bachelors of Science, Nursing

Licensure: California Board of Registered Nursing





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Jacqueline 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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Whitney 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





 
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Angie 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



 
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Sarah 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



 

Justin Smith, MFT
Counselor/Educator, Alcohol and Drug Program

Education: BA Cultural Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

Graduate Education: Clinical Psychology, Antioch University of Santa Barbara

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





 
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Jennifer 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






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Carrie 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 Nichols

Heather Nichols, O.D.
Eye Care Center Director

Education: Northern Illinois University

Professional School: Illinois College of Optometry

Certification: California State Board of Optometry  






Anne Hutchins

Anne Hutchins, R.Ph 
Pharmacist

Undergraduate Education: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Pharmacy School:  University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Licensing: CA State Board of Pharmacy

 
Ron Marotto

Ronald 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





 
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Linda 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 Colson

Mary 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 Alexander

Elizabeth "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 Jones

Myra 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





 
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Andrea 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 Vesper

Andrew Vesper, LCSW
Social Work Director

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






 
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Shereen Barr, LCSW
Social Worker

Education: San Jose State University

Graduate School: University of Southern California

Licensed Clinical Social Work






 
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Meghan Carlson, ACSW
Social Worker

Education: University of California, Santa Barbara - Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies 

Graduate School: Portland State University - Maters in Social Work

Associate Clinical Social Work






 
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Brandi 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

Lisa Medina

Lisa Medina, CRT
Senior Lead Radiologic Technologist

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

Licensure: California State Board of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology