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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

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Angela Curran, JD, LLM

President and CEO

Helen Stewart headshot

Helen Stewart, LCSW

Senior Executive Vice President

Lanita Higgs Jackson headshot

Lanita Higgs-Jackson, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Julie Ryan headshot

Julie Ryan, CFRE

Senior Vice President of External Affairs

Jennifer Swoyer headshot

Jennifer Swoyer, DO

Senior Vice President/ Chief Medical & Population Health Officer

Kim Stephens headshot

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

Senior Vice President of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Linda Stevens headshot

Linda Stevens, RN, BSN, MPA

Senior Vice President of Health Center Services

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Joy Bruniga, PHR, SHRM-CP

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

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Brandon Pritchard

Vice President of Quality and Organizational Improvement

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Sue Longo

Vice President of Finance/Controller

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Ken Muhr

Vice President of Information Systems and Technology

Berenice Lopez headshot

Berenice Lopez, DDS

Chief Dental Officer

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Lisa Patel

Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management

Ellen Kunkle headshot

Ellen Kunkle, MNA

Vice President of Grants and Government Relations

Claudia Valenzuela headshot

Claudia Valenzuela

Vice President of Health Center Operations

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Ryan Alderman, LMFT

Chief Behavioral Health Officer

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Amelia Joseph, MS, LCSW

Vice President of Quality and Performance

Tahani Hammad, LCSW headshot

Tahani Hammad, LCSW

Vice President of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

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Don Bestwina

Vice President of Community Based Services

Aysha Mahmood headshot

Aysha Mahmood, LCSW

Associate Vice President of Behavioral Health Access

FY22 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:

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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