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Santa Cruz
Women's Health Center


clinic staff

The clinic staff of the Santa Cruz Women's Health Center is a team of caring and highly-trained professionals. Our providers include physicians, family nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. We also offer counseling, acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathic care, community health workers (promotor de salud), and bilingual staff.

Call us at (831) 427-3500 to make an appointment and find a practitioner to meet your needs.

Management Team                                                                                   

Leslie Conner, MPH, Executive Director
Maria Mead, MD, Medical Director
Simone Reynaud, Finance Director
Storey La Montagne, Operations Director
Bianca McCauley, Human Resources Director

Administrative & Program Support

Sienne Hayes, Executive Assistant
Amanda Muzzio, Executive Assistant
Amanda Scholz, Executive Assistant


Elisa Bretón, MD, Staff Physician
Erica Chapin, Physician Assistant
Anna Deraco, Fill-in Physician Assistant
Eileen Donnelly, Fill-in Physician Assistant
Fern Feldman, Fill-in Nurse Practitioner
Sarah Flores, Nurse Practitioner
Maria Fuchs, Physician Assistant
Veronica Galvan, Physician Assistant
Valerie Kidd, MD, Fill-In Physician
Maria Mead, MD, Staff Physician
Kristina Mutén, MD, Staff Physician
Wilibaldo Reyes, Physician Assistant
Wendy Sickels, MD, Staff Physician
Julia Stevens, RN
Diana Thomas, RN
Jenny Yeaney, RN

Perinatal Program

Daryl Dichek, Perinatal Program Manager
Sandra Wiley, Perinatal Health Educator
Donna Cowan, Family Nurse Practitioner
Meredith Keet, Women’s Health Specialist

Referrals & Medical Recordsreferral staff

Elizabeth Gabel, Referral Coordinator & Medical Records
Prima Hernandez, Referral Coordinator & Medical Records

Medical Assistants

Thaleia Williams, Clinic Manager   
Aurora Martinez, Lead Medical Assistantmedical assistants
Maria Albor, Medical Assistant
Elizabeth Blencowe, Medical Assistant
Rocio Cruz, Medical Assistant
Mayra Hernandez, Medical Assistant
Anita Lively, Medical Assistant
Vanessa Peña, Medical Assistant
Carmen Violich, Medical Assistant

Front Office

Michelle Perez, Front Office Manager
Mayra Fernandez, Front Office Assistant
Guadalupe Gonzalez, Front Office Assistantfront office staff
Jeannette De La Torre, Patient Service Representative
Maricela Valle, Patient Service Representative


Simone Reynaud, Finance Director
Jessica Arnold, Biller
Amber Burke, Finance Assistant
Ruth Jasso, Billing Manager
Tera Mendoza, Lead Biller
Yorbelid Zayas, Biller

Enrollment & Outreach

Ursula Montesinos, Enrollment & Outreach Specialist
Edgar Ontiveros, Enrollment & Outreach Specialist


Kristina Hanley, Acupuncturist


Glenn Macwhorter, Chiropractor
Tom Smith, Chiropractor

Behavioral Health

Holly Hughes, LCSW, Behavioral Health Manager
Deborah Blumberg, MFCC
Mary-Ann Molloy, NP, County Mental Health
Kristin Olafson, LCSW, County Mental Health
Mila Shank, LCSW
Jennifer Talbot, LCSW, County Mental Health

Volunteers, Fill-ins, Students, and Temporary Workers

Esmeralda Cardenas, Perinatal Work Study Volunteer
Cadi Denes, Medical Records Work Study Volunteer
Julissa Espindola, Medical Records Work Study Volunteer
Kate Hartzell, Special Projects Volunteer
Isabel Hernandez, Admin Volunteer
Belen Mora-Navarro, Admin Work Study Volunteer
Beatriz Olaya, Admin Volunteer
Somerlyn Paul, RN, Admin Volunteer
Yasmin Peled, Admin Volunteer
Robin Pisor, UCSC Intern

Updated December 23, 2013


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