Mikia Wallis

Chief Executive Officer

Mikia joined the Borrego Health team in February 2010 as Corporate Counsel. In April 2014, Mikia was promoted to Chief Legal Officer and continues to oversee the Borrego Health legal department.  She assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer on September 1, 2018, upon the retirement of Bruce Hebets.

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Alfredo Ratniewski, MD

Executive Chief Medical Officer

As Borrego Health’s Executive Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ratniewski’s approach to delivering medicine in a culturally competent manner guides our organization’s team of providers to compassionate, high-quality care to the communities we serve.

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Diana Thompson

Chief Financial Officer

Diana Thompson graduated from the San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in 2004. In that same year, she accepted a summer job that became the career of a lifetime. Hired by former CEO Bruce Hebets, Diana became the Accountant for Borrego Health’s first clinic in Borrego Springs.

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Corina Velasquez

Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer - Riverside Region

In her role as COO-Riverside, Corina is responsible for the operational oversight of Borrego Health Clinics in Riverside County. She has been directly involved in opening new clinic locations, expanding services within existing clinics, as well as the development, implementation, and sustainability of programs and initiatives throughout the organization.

 

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Dauod Ghafari, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ghafari has been a physician with Borrego Health since 2011. During his years advancing excellent health care for the underserved populations, Dr. Ghafari became Medical Director for one of Borrego Health’s main clinics, Centro Medico El Cajon. With the help of providers, staff, and administration, he was able to improve clinic and organization workflows, productivity and quality.

As Borrego Health’s Chief Medical Officer since the beginning of 2018, Dr. Ghafari’s focus became refining the impact of efficiency and technology on health care delivery.

 

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Mark Connelly, MPA

Chief Operations Officer - Corporate

Mark Connelly graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in 1996.  One year later, Mr. Connelly joined a large community health center in San Diego and began a career in the community clinic setting where the passion for serving the underserved was born. 

 

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Nereida Terrazas

Chief Operating Officer - San Diego Region

Nereida completed the Clinic Leadership Program in June 2012, a project of Blue Shield of California Foundation, which prepares emerging leaders of community clinics and health centers to be effective and passionate agents of change in an evolving health care environment. Nereida graduated from University of Redlands with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2014.

In 2016, she assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer - San Diego Region.

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Timothy Martinez, DMD

Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Timothy Martinez graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1986 with a fifth-year concentration in Health Care Administration. Throughout his 30 year career, he has had extensive experience in FQHC’s dental programs, state dental Medicaid administration, private practice, and academic positions at the Associate Dean level. 

Dr. Martinez went on to a dental education career facilitating the implementation and accreditation of two new dental schools, Western University of Health Sciences and the University of New England, that focused on graduating a new breed of dental providers who demonstrated humanistic and compassionate qualities. Dr. Martinez helped orchestrate an extensive network of community-based externship programs for senior students in California and the Northern New England states. As the Associate Dean for Community Partnerships and Access to Care for both of these Universities, Dr. Martinez afforded the opportunity for dental students to be exposed to FQHC’s, non-profit dental organizations, and private practices in dental designated shortage areas.

As Borrego Health’s Chief Dental Officer since 2017, Dr. Martinez has come full circle in his career working with the extensive FQHC dental operations, both contracted and in-house.

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Cynthia Preciado

Chief Development Officer

For 15 years, Cynthia was the Risk Manager for a large community clinic and ran the Quality Improvement Program. In 1995, Ms. Preciado was promoted to Director of Managed Care and coordinated all of the activities for full professional risk contracts for a period of five years. She later became the Director of Care Coordination supervising a department of fifteen staff members responsible for enabling services like referrals coordination, community outreach, social services and eligibility for public programs. In 2006, Cynthia became the Director of Women’s Health Program coordinating programs to improve the outcome of prenatal care by implementing care coordination and education support programs.​​

In April 2007, Cynthia joined the staff of Borrego Health as Vice President of Operations. Since then, she has been promoted to Chief Development Officer in charge of clinical program development and grants.

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Nancy Pealing

Chief Quality Officer

Nancy has been part of Borrego Health’s executive team since 2005. In her role as Chief Quality Officer, Nancy is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of Borrego Health’s Quality Improvement Program, as well as the Patient-Centered Medical Home implementation. Nancy strives to drive the vision and strategy for excellence in clinical quality outcomes, value, and patient safety. As chair of the Quality Committee, she is responsible for continuously monitoring key metrics and ensure that quality improvement is sustained.​

Having trained as a physician, Nancy brings the clinical knowledge to the administrative functions of the organization which enhance her ability to develop a patient-centered program.

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Gabriela Alvarado

Chief Compliance Officer

Gabriela joined Borrego Health in 2009 as Director of Quality where she helped develop several processes for improvement and analyzed performance and progress towards meeting our federal grant obligations in areas such as health disparities and health outcomes. In addition, Gabriela implemented Electronic Health Records (EHR) for Borrego Health in January of 2010 and initiated Borrego Health's participation with two large Health Information Exchanges in both San Diego and Riverside Counties.​

In 2013, Gabriela became the Vice-President of Health Information Management and continued her work in both Quality and Information Management with oversight of the Medical Records Department. In September of 2016, Gabriela became the Chief Compliance Officer where she is now responsible for Borrego Health’s compliance with State and Federal Guidelines, laws and regulations. She has the oversight of both the Compliance and Risk Management Departments with an overall focus on organization-wide risk prevention, compliance, and safety.

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Dave Baldwin

Chief Information Officer

Dave joined Borrego Health in 2012 as the Assistant IT Director. Following training at the Clinic Leadership Institute in 2016, Dave was promoted to Chief Information Officer. He has since enhanced the operating systems of the organization and developed a support team that is able to manage the IT needs for the organization. The development has included network improvements, data reporting upgrades, software and hardware selection and upgrades to the Electronic Health Record (EHR). He is currently making improvements in the telehealth systems and data visualization.

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Anna Navarro

Chief Human Resources Officer

Anna Navarro started with Borrego Health in 2006 as the Director of Human Resources. In 2016, she accepted her promotion as Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to becoming an employee with Borrego Health, she contributed her time expertise as a member of Borrego Health Board of Directors.

Anna has over 25 years of human resources and strategic business expertise in both the private and nonprofit sectors. She has held progressively responsible positions in Human Resources management.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dan Anderson

Chairman

Dr. Dan Anderson is the President/CEO of Riverside Community Health Foundation, a public charity organization that operates programs and funds grants to the Riverside city area.  He has over 38 years of experience working in the non-profit sector and has spent the last 15 years advocating health care access for the low-income and uninsured populations.

Sandra (Sandy) Hansberger

Vice Chairman

Sandra Hansberger has spent 30 years advocating on behalf of low-income individuals and families--- as a supervising attorney, Clinical Law Professor, and most recently as an Executive Director of an Oregon statewide non-profit. Her work has focused on providing access to justice in areas such as housing, food security, medical care, and safety from domestic violence. 

Ms. Hansberger has served (and continues to serve) on a number of non-profit boards and Commissions. She has received recognition from Oregon Women Lawyers, the Multnomah Bar Association, and the Oregon State Bar, including its highest honor, the Award of Merit (2016). 

She has spent an increasing amount of time in Borrego Springs over the past 30 years and she works closely with the Borrego Springs Boys and Girls Club.  In addition to her volunteer work in the community, in her spare time, she enjoys swimming, biking, music, and looking for bighorn sheep in Borrego. 

Michael Hickok

Treasurer/Secretary

Mike Hickok, a trustee since last year and one of the foundation board's newest members, now serves as Treasurer of Borrego Health. He also serves as board member and Treasurer of the De Anza Country Club. His previous affiliations include serving as a board member of the Orange County Taxpayers Association and as a delegate to the California Taxpayers Association. Mike is still active professionally, serving as Vice President of Finance for The Irvine Company in Newport Beach, CA.

Chuck Kimball

Trustee

Chuck Kimball has been Vice President of the Julian Medical Foundation for six years.  As vice president, he is active in the Julian Clinic Expansion Project and led the grass-roots acquisition of the new property. Chuck has also served as Vice President-Ombudsman for the Pine Hills Community Association since 1995. He is a founding member of the Julian B&B Guild and was the co-founder of the Julian StarFest, an annual astronomy outreach event.

David Hernandez

Trustee

David Hernandez was raised in Borrego Springs and is a Borrego Springs High School graduate. He currently lives here with his wife and four children,  He is a Little League coach, local business owner, and a member of the Borrego Health Board of Trustees since 2016.

Sarah Rogers

Trustee

A retired Naval Officer, Dr. Sarah Rogers holds several advanced degrees from military and civilian colleges and universities. She began uniformed service by deploying to Antarctica for Operation Deep Freeze, spending two Southern Hemisphere summers on “the Ice”. Over a 20-year career, she served as a division officer and department head, working in logistics, computers and telecommunications, funds management, administration, civil emergency planning, and international negotiations. She was a director on two task forces for the US Secretary of Defense, Dr. William Perry, was the first US woman officer to sit at the NATO Military Committee table during the deployment of American forces to Bosnia, and was 1 of 12 officers assigned to the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee in 1994. She completed her commissioned service as the National Ombudsman and Director of the Mediation Program for the Office of the Secretary of Defense with the US Department of Labor.

After retirement from Naval service, she founded Kros-Wise, Inc., a small business solutions firm supporting Navy program offices in San Diego. She later sold the company to the employees when asked by Navy leadership to join Federal Civil Service at the Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego.

Dr. Rogers is an Emeritus National Board Director for the Military Officers’ Association of America (MOAA), representing 380,000 active, reserve, and retired US service members nationwide. She was appointed to the Veterans Development Committee, Small Business Administration to support Veteran-owned small business growth. She maintains ties with MOAA and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Committee to assist with Veterans employment topics.

In March 2018, she retired as an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and Program Director for the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act at Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR). She was responsible to initiate and maintain certification for more than 6,700 civilian and military Acquisition Workforce members of SPAWAR. Starting with a $700K budget, within 10 months she justified and managed an annual training budget of $6M per annum, covering 5 primary locations.

 

She resides in San Diego County with her husband, dividing their time between the city and Borrego Springs.

Jenna Risa LeConte-Hinely

Trustee

Dr. Jenna LeComte-Hinely obtained her doctorate from Portland State University in the field of Applied Psychology with an expertise in Occupational Health Psychology, which strives to keep workers happy, healthy, and productive.

 

Dr. LeComte-Hinely has conducted research and evaluation in a wide range of fields, including health, well-being, work-life balance, supportive supervision in the workplace, gender discrimination, and informal science education. Dr. LeComte-Hinely adopts a participatory approach to research, and crafts customized research and evaluation products to optimally meet client needs.

Before her position as CEO, Dr. LeComte-Hinely held the role of Director of Research and Evaluation at HARC. Dr. LeComte-Hinely also taught Statistics for the Health Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus. Prior to joining HARC, Dr. LeComte-Hinely worked in the research and evaluation field at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry); the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety, and Health; and the University of Redlands.

 

In October 2018, Dr. LeComte-Hinely was honored as one of the “40 Under Forty” leaders in the Coachella Valley by Palm Springs Life. Additionally, she was recently honored as one of the “Women Who Inspire Us” by Desert Charities News, which honors leaders and influencers in the nonprofit industry. Under Dr. LeComte-Hinely’s leadership, HARC won Nonprofit of the Year in 2016 in the Desert Health Wellness Awards.

Dr. LeComte-Hinely is a Board Member of several other nonprofits, including the Joslyn Senior Center, Borrego Health, and HIV + Aging Research Project – Palm Springs (HARP-PS). She also serves on the Community Advisory Board for the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.

Cipriano Martinez

Trustee

Cipriano Martinez currently serves as Regional Director, Network and Provider Relations for Dignity Health Management Service Organization (DHMSO). DHMSO is part of Dignity Health (Hospital System) which has recently merged with another hospital system, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), to form CommonSpirit Health. Cipriano has over 15 years of Healthcare experience and has built a reputation for developing business strategies, healthcare networks and creating as well as growing acute service lines for hospitals.

 

His healthcare career began at Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) within the Provider Relations and Contracting Departments and also with Regal Medical Group (Heritage Provider Network) where he served as a Network Manager. Cipriano then joined Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), which became Dignity Health in 2012, as a Market Development.

Representative which supported acute facility service line growth for both Community Hospital of San Bernardino and St. Bernardine Medical Center in the Inland Empire. Cipriano worked closely with both Hospital executive teams to create and meet strategic growth goals. His knowledge of the Inland Empire marketplace and provider relations/contracting skill set brings much-added value to the growth and continued success of Dignity Health MSO in the Inland Empire.

Cipriano Martinez was born and raised in San Bernardino, CA. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing, from California State University of San Bernardino (CSUSB) in 2003 and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Redlands in 2007.

Cipriano resides in the Redlands area and is married to Renee Martinez, who is a Registered Nurse; has three children Alaena, Amelia and Andrew. In his spare time, Cipriano enjoys mountain bike riding, coaching and watching his children play softball, soccer, and baseball.

Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, transparency, and growth, Cipriano firmly believes in strategic partnership development to further progress access to healthcare in underserved communities.

Gabriel Maldonado

Trustee

As the Founder and CEO of TruEvolution, Gabriel Maldonado has led the organization’s efforts for the last eleven years to now include comprehensive HIV prevention and care services, a mental health clinic, and an emergency supportive housing program. As a former member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS under President Obama, Gabriel works to elevate the representation of minority community-based organizations in state and federal policy priorities.

 

In addition to his work at TruEvolution, Gabriel continues his advocacy serving on regional boards, such as Borrego Community Health Foundation -- the 2nd largest federally-qualified health center in the U.S.-- and global organizations such as the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Bringing a passion for business and consultancy, Gabriel works to advise industry leaders as an advisory board member for Viiv Healthcare, Janssen Therapeutics, and Merck & Co. Gabriel believes that the needs and priorities of marginalized populations should be heard in every room and at every table impacting those communities.

 

What drives Gabriel’s passion is his experiences in witnessing the devastating impacts of the industrialization of poor urban communities. Raised in the City of Compton, Gabriel watched not only his health but the health of his family and neighborhood be affected by the corrosive effects of refineries, smog, logistics, and chemical facilities. Now as a person living with HIV, Gabriel is firmly-rooted in advancing the quality of life and human dignity of people of color in the LGBTQ experience

Keenan Freeman

Trustee

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Jose Campos

Trustee

Jose Campos serves as Director of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach for the Jurupa Unified School District.  In this capacity, he works with several non-profits and public agencies coordinating and expanding services throughout the community. These services include mental health, medical access and coverage, early childhood programs, case management services, and various parent engagement and parenting programs. In 2012 he co-founded the Jurupa Valley Collaborative (a 2015 Riverside County Office of Education Models of Academic Excellence and Innovation program) to better coordinate services in school communities and in 2013 was instrumental in opening the school district's first school-based health center operated by Borrego Health. 

 

He continues to work towards expanding health and dental services in the area as well as focus on increasing opportunities and education in the school communities. By 2019 access to mental health services for Jurupa students increased significantly from being scarce to increasing funding for providers and partnering with providers for school-based services as well as launching a master level intern based program. allowing for over 5% of the districts student body to be served.

Additionally, Jose Campos serves(d) on the following boards:

  • Riverside First Five Commission: Chair

  • Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce: Past President

  • Riverside Community Health Foundation: Board Member

  • Borrego Health: Board Member

  • Riverside County Behavior Health Commission: Commissioner

  • Past Board Member, HOPE Collaborative (Child Abuse Prevention Collaborative)

  • Past advisory board member, Rubidoux Family Resource Center

 

Jose feels that relationships and systems are necessary to truly impact families and communities and has been recognized for his programs and achievements at the local, county, and state-level including Riverside County Public Health Champion, Riverside County Administrator of the Year, California School Board Association Golden Bell, and National Kaiser Thriving Schools awardee.

Martha Deichler

Trustee

I was born in Great Lakes Naval Base, Illinois, to a Navy family and I spent my life moving every two years to a different Navy Base. I have lived in various locations on the US East coast, and the West Coast, Japan, France, and Germany. I attended at least 9 different schools as a child and lived in more than 10 houses before I finished 12 years of school. When my father was stationed in France, there were no American high schools so I attended a French Lycee for my last two years of school. Because of this experience, I speak French today and this has helped me learn Spanish.

 

My first year of college was in Munich, Germany, and I finished my schooling at San Diego State University with a degree in Anthropology, a minor in French and a California Teaching Credential. Later on, I earned my Masters in Education and my Administrative Credential from Point Loma Nazarene University.

 

I began teaching in 1972 and fell in love with my job. I taught for 27 years in the Chula Vista Elementary School District and during this time I served as the Science Teacher in charge of a large school garden project in Chula Vista. I came to love school gardens as outdoor classrooms for the teaching of almost any subject and I currently work with the Borrego Art Institute’s ArtFarm to bring learning alive for our children in their garden.

 

After obtaining my California Administrator’s Credential, I served as a school principal in Chula Vista and then moved to the desert to be the principal of Borrego Springs Elementary School. After a few years in this role, I became the Superintendent of Borrego Springs Unified School District Although I have retired as the School District Superintendent, I continue to serve as the School Community Liaison. This community is rich in resources and our students and families benefit tremendously from the generosity of these partners.

 

 

I have 2 daughters. KC is a singer in a local San Diego band while working on her California Teaching Credential. Robin works for the US State Department at the US Mission to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

My husband is a deceased disabled Vietnam Vet. I am grateful to all veterans and I tell them so at every chance I have.

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