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Meet Our Leadership Team

Mohammed Ahmed
Health Information Management Director

Pearl Bautista
Senior Care Specialty Services Regional Director

Elizabeth Pina
Lab Services Manager

Janice Bowman
Social Services & Case Management Director

“What attracted me to psychology was the focus on the human aspect of healthcare. We often get so focused on the medical condition, that we forget to focus on our patients’ mental health. My profession helps ensure we at Alvarado focus on the whole person.”

Brandon Lafoy, MHA, BSN, RN
Medical/Surgical Services Director

Jeri Chaldekas
Pulmonary Services Director

“I am honored to be a part of the Alvarado Hospital Team to serve our community.”

Andy Chien
Pharmacy Services Director

Michelle Colpitts, BSRN
Clinical Educator

Joanna Cox
Patient Financial Services Director

“My affinity for numbers makes my involvement in the revenue cycle process at Alvarado Hospital a natural fit.”

Natalie Dumont
Critical Care Services Director

“I honestly think that nursing chose me. I don’t remember setting the goal of wanting to be a nurse, everything just seemed to lead in that direction. Looking back, I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.”

Vishnu Duvuuru
Regional Information Technology Director

Jerymyah Fejarang
Cardiac Catheterization laboratory/Cardiology

Jay Flaherty
Regional Rehabilitation Services Director

“I have been working in acute rehabilitation for 27 years. I love my job because every day I get to work with an incredible team of physicians, nurses, therapists, speech pathologists and social workers who bring so much passion to their healing work. It’s a miracle to see what their expertise can do to restore the lives of people who have experienced life-changing challenges.”

Sandy Galeski
Regional Distribution and Central Supply Director

Sandy Gergen
Imaging & Cardiology Director

“I chose the healthcare field due to a lifelong intrinsic desire to help others. Being part of the Prime team has allowed that desire to manifest itself in the most positive ways, as quality patient care is the predominant pillar of the Prime model. I am grateful and proud to be part of something great each and every day.”

Kenneth Glover
Plant Operations/Security Director

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great.”-Jimmy Dugan

Catalina Gomez
Patient Experience

Durand Hartin
Regional Security Manager

Drew Logan
Director, Business Development

Raven Lopez
Nutritional Services Director

“I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.”
– Shauna Niequist

Ben Macapugay
Regional Marketing Manager

“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
-Mark Twain

Shirlee Meadows
Patient Access Director

“The care given at Alvarado Hospital is second to none — it’s like your own family caring for you! That is why I entrust Alvarado Hospital and its physicians for my medical care.”

Steven Meyers
Director, Perioperative Services

Mollie Nunn
Infection Control Director

Mallory Pangan
Senior Specialty Services Care Manager

Allan Paypon, BSN, RN, PHN
Performance Improvement Director

Jane Schmoll

Environmental Services/Volunteers Director
“The greatest personal fulfillment comes when we contribute to improving the welfare of others.”

Rhonda Thomas
Medical Staff Services Director

“It is a pleasure to work with an organization and a unique medical staff team that is dedicated to patient care. I look forward to continuing to build a collaborative partnership.”

Lori Turgeon, RN
Emergency Services Director

“I have been a nurse for a long time and prefer a medium-size facility that has a family atmosphere, which I found here at Alvarado Hospital. This is my second home and family!”

Lorena Villegas, RN
Telemetry Director

“Caring for others is the biggest gift you can give back to the community. Here at Alvarado, we are a family that gives back to the community each and every day and I am proud to say, that is why I work here.”