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Meet Our Team

Pillars Community Health is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our President and CEO is Angela Curran, JD, LLM.

Executive Staff

Angela Curran (1)

Angela Curran, JD, LLM

President and CEO

Lanita Higgs Jackson headshot

Lanita Higgs-Jackson, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Helen Stewart headshot

Helen Stewart, LCSW

Chief Program Officer

Jennifer Swoyer headshot

Jennifer Swoyer, DO

Chief Population Health Officer

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Linda Stevens, RN, BSN, MPA

Chief Operations Officer

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Julie Ryan, CFRE

Chief External Affairs Officer

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Joy Bruniga, PHR, SHRM-CP

Chief People Officer

Liz Sant

Liz Sant, MSOD

Chief Transformation Officer

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Kim Stephens, BSW; LSW; M.Ed; CDVP

Vice President of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

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Ken Muhr

Vice President of Information Systems and Technology

Berenice Lopez headshot

Berenice Lopez, DDS

Vice President Dental Services

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Lisa Patel

Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management

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Don Bestwina

Vice President Community Services

Ellen Kunkle headshot

Ellen Kunkle, MNA

Vice President of Grants and Government Relations

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Sue Longo

Vice President of Finance/Controller

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Brandon Pritchard

Vice President of Quality and Organizational Improvement

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Claudia Valenzuela

Vice President of Health Center Operations

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Ryan Alderman, LMFT

Vice President

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Amelia Joseph, MS, LCSW

Vice President

Tahani Hammad, LCSW headshot

Tahani Hammad, LCSW

Associate Vice President of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

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Aysha Mahmood, LCSW

Associate Vice President of Behavioral Health Access

FY24 Board of Directors

Chair: Bana Atassi, DDS, MS, MED
Immediate Past Chair: April Schweitzer
Vice-Chair: Alexandra Normington
Treasurer: Maya Gavrilovic
Secretary: Nina Duenas

Maria Beltran
Leixy Lauren Blue
Rachel Shaw Callahan
Ariella Guardi
Shilpa Hingwe
Denise Molina
Elizabeth Payne
Stephen J. Ryan, Jr.

Joe Sexton

Eric Spratford, MD
Lulia Vula
Robert Webb
Fabiola Zavala

To contact a member of our leadership team, please call:

(708-745-5277)
or use the form at the bottom of the Contact page.

Our Staff

Pillars Community Health has more than 300 staff. We employ doctors, nurses, dentists, social workers, counselors, therapists, teachers, and more.

Click here to read about the providers at our Health Center.
Click here to learn about working at Pillars Community Health.

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