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Mailing Address: PO Box 338 · Boonville, CA 95415

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Our Staff

Primary Care

Chief Medical Officer/FNP
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Cindy Novella is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked at AVHC since 2007. Cindy is bilingual in Spanish. She got her nursing degree from...

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Family Nurse Practitioner
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Jess Dawdy is a Family Nurse Practitioner.  He has been an FNP since 2021 and an RN since 2012.  He has a Nursing degree from SRJC, Master of Science degree from Dominican University of California as a Clinical Nurse Leader, and a post graduate certificate from Sonoma State University as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He has prior experience in many fields including working as an EMT/Firefighter...

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Medical Doctor
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John grew up in a small, rural logging town, and his grandparents were cattle ranchers, so this area has a familiar feel. After becoming...

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Medical Doctor
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Michael received his Pharmacy degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has been practicing Pharmacy for over 30 years. Prior to staffing at AVHC, Michael has been an Inpatient Hospital Pharmacist. Michael feels fortunate to be in a position to serve the patients of Anderson Valley.

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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...

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Nurse Manager
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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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Registered Nurse
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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
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April has been a Registered Nurse for over a decade, working primarily in the inpatient care setting and as a Charge RN. She has resided in Mendocino County since...

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Lead Medical Assistant
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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
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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
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Daisy has lived in the Valley for over 15 years and graduated High school in 2012. After high school she went...

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Dental Care

Dental Office Manager
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Mayra grew up in Anderson Valley and graduated High School in 2013. Mayra has been working...

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General Dentist
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Registered Dental Assistant
Crist Perez photo

Crist Perez has lived in Anderson Valley her whole life as well as graduating from our local high school. She did chairside training Dental Assisting in the past with Dr.Tath from 2011-2013. She then went off to do different jobs and found herself missing dental work. She has recently returned to dentistry...

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Dental Assistant
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Dental Assistant
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Sterilization Technician

Behavioral Care

Behavioral Health Director
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Dr. Lea D Queen completed an undergraduate degree in psychology and women's studies at University of California at Santa Cruz, subsequently pursued graduate training in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, and completing a doctorate in clinical psychology in 2004. For a number of years, Dr. Queen had a private practice in the Berkeley, Ca., but over time became aware of....


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Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services through Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and a Master of Social Work degree at California State University, Chico....

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Associate Clinical Social Worker
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Aurelio is a mental health therapist. He received his Bachelor’s degree and Master of Social Work degree at California State University, Chico.

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Associate Clinical Social Worker
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Cyd Bernstein is a mental health therapist and Associate Clinical Social Worker. She is passionate about hiking, parenting, universal health care and protecting wild places. Cyd grew up in Anderson Valley and completed her BA at UC Berkeley in Development Studies and Spanish. She has a Masters in Social Work, with an emphasis in rural social work, from Cal Poly Humboldt.

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Executive Director
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Chloë has served as Executive Director of AVHC since 2015. She was born and raised in Mendocino and studied Community Studies and Women’s Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz, going on...

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Chief Operations Officer
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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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Patient Billing Services
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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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Quality Improvement Manager
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Marcelle has been working for FQHCs since 2005. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies, UC Santa Cruz and her Associate in Nursing, Santa Rosa Jr College.

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Executive Assistant
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 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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Program Coordinator
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Administrative Medical Assistant

Stephanie has been in the medical field for about 5 years. She graduated MA school out of MCOE in 2018. She has done some volunteer work with the traveling AMEN clinics and Children Fairs held at Grace Hudson. After Graduating MA School, Stephanie explored.....

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Referral Coordinator
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Certified Enrollment Counsellor and Billing Specialist
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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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Human Resources Manager
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Rachel grew up in Mendocino County in the communities of Redwood Valley and Laytonville. She holds a Bachelors in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz and continued her education in Human Resource Management at Sonoma State.



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Community Outreach

Community Health Worker
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Patient Services

Front Office Manager
Juan Perez photo

Juan graduated from Anderson Valley High School. He attended Mendocino Community College and graduated with an AA in Business Management. He worked in sales and customer service for ten years before....

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Patient Services Representative
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Patient Services Representative
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Lead Patient Services Representative
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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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