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Our Staff

Primary Care

Medical Doctor
Mark Apfel photo

Mark Apfel is a board-certified family physician. He has worked at the Anderson Valley Health Center since 1976. He believes healthcare should be a collab...

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Medical Director/Family Nurse Practitioner
Cindy Arbanovella photo

Cindy Arbanovella is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked at AVHS since 2007 and became the Medical Director in 2019. Cindy is bilingual in Spanish. She studied Latin American...

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Family Nurse Practitioner
Luiza Savin photo

Luiza became a Family Nurse Practitioner because she is passionate about providing compassionate, holistic care to those who need it most. After comple...

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Nurse Manager
Michelle Ambrois photo

Michelle is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Family Planning Health Worker. Michelle received a B.A. in American Studies from Chico State University in 2003 and...

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Medical Assistant
Sarah Rossi photo

Sarah Rossi is a certified medical assistant and 2003 graduate of the Mendocino County of Education’s ROP Medical Assistant Program. She has been...

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Medical Assistant
Jennifer Mendoza photo

Jennifer is a Certified Medical Assistant. She was born and raised here in Anderson Valley and graduated from Anderson Valley High School in 2011. Jennifer...

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Medical Assistant
Daisy Alvarez photo

Daisy recently joined our team as a Medical Assistant. She has lived in the Valley for over 15 years and graduated High school in 2012. After high school she went...

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Registered Nurse
Linda Murphy, RN photo

Linda is a registered nurse. She received her Associate degree in Nursing at City College of San Francisco, and also studied nursing at Sonoma State University.

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Registered Nurse
Wesley Falatoonzadeh photo

Wes moved to Yorkville in February of 2019 after practicing as an RN in San Francisco since 2013. His previous nursing experience includes incarceration health, UCSF research and healthcare technology in cancer treatment access. Wes deeply enjoys being in the Anderson Valley because of its natural beauty and the people that live here. In his free time, he pursues meditation, food, and being with friends and family.

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Medical Doctor
John Rochat photo

John grew up in a small, rural logging town, and his grandparents were cattle ranchers, so this area has a familiar feel.  After becoming an Internist in the Navy in the early 90’s, John worked as a Hematologist/Oncologist for many years, in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Rosa, the Northern Marianas Islands, and most recently Fort Bragg. For many years John has noticed the difficulties with primary care access, and feels that coming back to my primary care roots is the best way to serve my community and my own work ethic. John greatly enjoys the collaborative approach of the AVHC clinic staff to provide patient-centered, holistic care to this thriving community.

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Medical Assistant
Terra Calderon photo

Terra was born and raised in Ukiah.  Formally from a veterinary clinic and new to the human side of care, as a medical assistant. Prior to that Terra had a nine year experience with in-home health as a caregiver. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her two boys being active and enjoying life while still trying to incorporate her love for animals.

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Registered Nurse
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Certified Medical Assistant
Alexandra Gil photo

Alexandra Gil is a Certified Medical Assistant. She graduated from Mendocino College with her Associates of Arts in Natural Sciences In 2010. She received her Phlebotomy Certification in 2016. After having her first child she decided to go back to school for a year and get her Medical Assistance Certificate from Moreno Valley College.  In her free time Alexandra likes spending time with her family, baking, and walk her dog.

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Acupuncturist
Melanie Fuller photo

Melanie Fuller is a Licensed Acupuncturist and has been practicing Chinese Medicine since graduating from Five Branches University in 2012. She is licensed nationally by the NCCAOM and the California Acupuncture Board. She has post-graduate training in Sport Medicine and Orthopedic Acupuncture and can help patients with recovery from acute injuries and pain. Melanie is happy that Acupuncture offers safe, holistic and effective intervention for many chronic pain sufferers. Acupuncture is beneficial for women’s health issues and is safe for children too. A native of coastal Mendocino, Melanie is glad to have settled here in the 'deep end' of the valley with her furry family. She enjoys gardening, hiking, mountain biking and is an enthusiast of fine teas. 

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Dental Care

Registered Dental Assistant
Jennifer Henderson photo

Jennifer was born and raised in Ukiah and graduated the MCOE dental assistant program in 2009. Jennifer acquired my registered dental assistant license in 2011 and received an associate degree in allied health and science in 2021. Teeth in general has been something that I have been interested in since I was a child, which makes this career path a perfect choice for me. I honestly believe that a smile is contagious and if I can help give at least one patient the confidence to smile a day, it can help make this world a better place.

         

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Dentist
Roberta Rams DDS photo
Dental Assistant
Gabby Espinoza photo
Dental Assistant
Mayra Mendoza photo
Sterilization Assistant
Candy Espinoza photo

Behavioral Care

Psychologist
Jessica McIninch photo
Jessica McIninch is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Behavioral Health services at AVHC. She completed her postdoctoral residency...
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Psychologist
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Administration

Executive Director
Chloë Guazzone-Rugebregt photo

Chloë was born and raised in a small coastal town in California and studied Community Studies and Women’s Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz...

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COO
Fabiola Cornejo-Perez photo

Fabiola Perez has been working here at Anderson Valley Health Center since 2007. She was an Americorp  Volunteer while in high school and worked at AVHC for...

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Chief Financial Officer
Judith Price Waterman photo

Judith Price Waterman has been providing general accounting and financial reporting services to small businesses for the past 31 years in her own business, located in Ukiah,... 

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Billing Director
Maria Reynoso photo

I came to Anderson Valley when I was 7 years old, attended and graduated from our local high school. In late 1989 I started working for Anderson Valley Health...

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Billing
Vanessa Perez photo

Vanessa is a graduate of the medical assistant program at the Mendocino County Office of Education in Ukiah. She has worked at AVHC since October of 2012...

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Quality Improvement Coordinator
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Executive Assistant
Donna Sherwood photo

 Donna Sherwood,has lived and worked in Mendocino County since 1982.I feel very fortunate to live in Mendocino County with all the county has to offer. Donna previously worked at AVHC back in 2011 doing some job share with another FQHC.Donna is glad to be back, working with the staff and community.

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Health Information Specialist/ Medical Records
Estephany Arias photo
Health Information Specialist/ Medical Records
Aileen Eligio photo

Community Outreach

Social Worker
Cyd Bernstein photo

Cyd Bernstein is a health coach and helps patients diagnosed with diabetes to make diet and lifestyle changes. She is passionate about holistic health and loves yoga, hiking and cooking. Her favorite place to be is in the redwoods. Cyd grew up in Anderson Valley and left to complete her BA at UC Berkeley in Development Studies and Spanish. She is currently completing a Masters in Social Work, with an emphasis in rural social work, at Humboldt State University.

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Covid Coordinator
Leah Collins photo

Leah Collins was born, raised, and educated in Anderson Valley. Her life has been full of adventure, travel, volunteering, and service at home and abroad in places like Spain, Chile, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Her university studies focused on Sociology, Hispanic Studies, and Latin American History. She has recently graduated from UAG School of Medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her mission is bilingual community outreach, support and education.  

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Patient Services

Screener
Daisy Delgado photo
Reception
Maria Delgado photo
Reception
Carolina Tovar photo

Carolina Tovar has been with AVHC since 2004 as a Patient Service Rep. She enjoys helping patients get an appointment as soon as possible . When she is not...

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Reception
Rubi Castillo photo

Rubi grew up in Anderson Valley and graduated from High School in 2007. She moved to San Diego in 2009. Rubi worked at a Community Home for Mentally Dis...

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