HIP's Mission is rooted in improvement: of systems, quality, relationships, and access to care. HIP creates opportunities for local healthcare leaders to make our community healthier.

HOW WE SUCCEED

  • We provide a neutral table or platform--a nexus--where leaders can and do convene.

  • We help leaders tee up, focus on, and constructively address issues that are beyond any one organization's capacity or domain, yet affect all of us.

  • We build trust and transparency to make these conversations possible and productive.

  • We seek out and bring transformative ideas and relevant, cutting-edge training to make our community and its residents as healthy as possible.

 OUR MISSION 

WHO WE ARE

EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE

Stephanie Sonnenshine, President

 Chief Executive Officer

Central California Alliance for Health

 

Leslie Conner, Vice President
Executive Director
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers

 

Dori Rose Inda, Treasurer
Chief Executive Officer
Salud Para La Gente

Monica Martinez, Secretary

Chief Executive Officer

Encompass Community Services

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD, Member at Large
Hospital President
Dignity Health - Dominican Hospital

Mimi Hall, Member at Large

Director

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency

Stephen Gray, Member at Large

Chief Administrative Officer

Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center

MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

Barbara Johnson
Director of School of Nursing
Cabrillo College Student Health Services

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Diabetes Health Center

Dean Kashino MD

Medical Director

Dignity Health Medical Group-Dominican

Michael Milward

Chief Executive Officer

Hospice of Santa Cruz County

DeAndre James

Chief Executive Officer

Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust

Amy Peeler

Chief of Clinic Services

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency-County Clinics

Ellen Timberlake

Director

Santa Cruz County Human Services

Department

Melissa Burke
Manager of Local Government Relations
Stanford Children’s Health

Larry deGhetaldi, MD

Division President (Santa Cruz)

Sutter Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Maurine Cate
Chief Executive Officer
Watsonville Community Hospital

Christina Cuevas

Program Director

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

 

Laura Marcus

Executive Director

Dientes Community Dental Care

Greg Whitley, MD

Medical Director

SCEP/Dominican Emergency Department

Dignity Health–Dominican: Medical Staff

Rudy Escalante

Chief Executive Officer

Janus of Santa Cruz

Eva Montes-Portis

Area Services Director

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Gail Newel

Public Health Officer

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency-Public Health

Donna Odryna
Executive Director
Santa Cruz County Medical Society

Patrick Shields MD
Medical Director
Department of Hospital Medicine, PAMF/Dominican
Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center: Medical Staff

Keisha Frost
Executive Director
United Way of Santa Cruz County

Jon Walther, MD
Medical Director
SCEP/Watsonville Emergency Department
Watsonville Community Hospital: Medical Staff

 HIP STAFF 

Elisa Orona, MS

Executive Director

831-430-5608

Shelly Barker MS, RD, CDE

Program Director
831-430-5599

Rodsyl Ryan Magcuyao

Operations Manager
831-430-5665

Anaïs Muller Cohn

Operations Assistant

831-430-5663

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Contact Us

Maritza Lara, MS, BSN, RN

Program Manager
831-430-5597

Rita Hewitt, MPH, CPhT

Program Analyst

831-430-2503

Coral Brady

Program Assistant

831-430-5607

Sarah Adler

Program Analyst

Ciaran Murphy

AmeriCorps Vista Coalition Assistant

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