Our Team

 

Venice Family Clinic is led by a Board of Directors and an experienced senior management team. They steward the strategy and day-to-day operations of the Clinic, leading an experienced team of over 370 staff and nearly 1,400 volunteer doctors, nurses, medical assistants, therapists, and other health and wellness professionals all who share a commitment to providing quality primary health care to people in need throughout our community.

Elizabeth Benson Forer, MSW, MPH

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

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Anita Zamora, RN, MSN, CNS

Deputy Director and Chief Operations Officer

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Andrea Blackbird, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

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Jason Hua

Chief Technology Officer

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Despina Kayichian, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Naveena Ponnusamy

Chief Development and Communications Officer

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Stacey Scarborough, MPA

Chief Human Resources and Early Head Start Director

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Elizabeth Benson Forer, MSW, MPH

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

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Andrea Blackbird, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

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Jason Hua

Chief Technology Officer

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Despina Kayichian, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Naveena Ponnusamy

Chief Development and Communications Officer

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Stacey Scarborough, MPA

Chief Human Resources and Early Head Start Director

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Anita Zamora, RN, MSN, CNS

Deputy Director and Chief Operations Officer

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Board of Directors

The Venice Family Clinic Board of Directors is comprised of leaders in business and the community who guide us in our mission. The board includes 51% patient members who provide invaluable guidance as consumers of the Clinic’s services.

  • Joan Herman, Chair
  • Mark R. Gavens
  • John R. Geresi, Immediate Past Chair
  • Sharon Gelfand
  • Jeff Sinaiko, Treasurer
  • Allan Gordon
  • Michael St. Pierre, Secretary
  • Taryn Keane
  • Ken Bascom
  • Edith J. Madrid
  • Olga Carrasco
  • Carolina Monge
  • DiAna Carsola
  • Mitch del Monico
  • Mayer B. Davidson, MD
  • Neil H. Parker, MD
  • Silvia Figueroa
  • Patricia Ramirez
  • Susan Fleischman, MD, FACP
  • Nadia Shaheen
  • Bill Flumenbaum
  • Carmen Thomas-Paris
  • Ken Bascom
  • Olga Carrasco
  • DiAna Carsola
  • Mayer B. Davidson, MD
  • Silvia Figueroa
  • Susan Fleischman, MD, FACP
  • Bill Flumenbaum
  • Mark R. Gavens
  • Sharon Gelfand
  • John R. Geresi, Immediate Past Chair
  • Allan Gordon
  • Joan Herman, Chair
  • Taryn Keane
  • Edith J. Madrid
  • Carolina Monge
  • Neil H. Parker, MD
  • Patricia Ramirez
  • Nadia Shaheen
  • Jeff Sinaiko, Treasurer
  • Michael St. Pierre, Secretary
  • Carmen Thomas-Paris
  • Mitch del Monico

Emeritus Board

  • Ruth Bloom
  • Ruth Moss
  • Joanne Jubelier, PhD
  • Marsha Temple, Esq.
  • Karl A. Keener, Esq.
  • Ruth Bloom
  • Joanne Jubelier, PhD
  • Karl A. Keener, Esq.
  • Ruth Moss
  • Marsha Temple, Esq.

Foundation Board of Trustees

The Venice Family Clinic Foundation supports the mission of Venice Family Clinic. The Board of Trustees helps to raise the Clinic’s profile in the community through fundraising, provision of services and community outreach.

  • Joan Herman, Board Chair
  • Harley Liker, MD, MBA
  • Frank Matricardi, Dr PH, Treasurer
  • Tracey Loeb
  • Fern Seizer, Secretary
  • Viren Mehta
  • Carol L. Archie, MD
  • Wendy Smith Meyer, PhD, LCSW
  • JoAnn Bourne
  • Etan Chaim Milgrom, MD, MS
  • Rick Bradley
  • Jeff Nathanson
  • Lowell C. Brown, Esq.
  • William D. Parente
  • Mayer B. Davidson, MD
  • Hutch Parker
  • Susan Fleischman, MD, FACP
  • Neil H. Parker, MD
  • Bill Flumenbaum
  • Andrew J. Ritter
  • Mark R. Gavens
  • Alan Sieroty
  • John R. Geresi
  • Jeff Sinaiko
  • Chester F. Griffiths, MD, FACS
  • Johnese Spisso, MPA
  • Jimmy H. Hara, MD, FAAFP
  • Susan Tick
  • Barsam Kasravi, MD, MBA, MPH
  • Russel Tyner, AIA
  • Deborah Laub
  • Michael S. Wilkes, MD, PhD
  • Bryan Lewitt
  • Carol L. Archie, MD
  • JoAnn Bourne
  • Rick Bradley
  • Lowell C. Brown, Esq.
  • Mayer B. Davidson, MD
  • Susan Fleischman, MD, FACP
  • Bill Flumenbaum
  • Mark R. Gavens
  • John R. Geresi
  • Chester F. Griffiths, MD, FACS
  • Jimmy H. Hara, MD, FAAFP
  • Joan Herman, Board Chair
  • Barsam Kasravi, MD, MBA, MPH
  • Deborah Laub
  • Bryan Lewitt
  • Harley Liker, MD, MBA
  • Tracey Loeb
  • Frank Matricardi, Dr PH, Treasurer
  • Viren Mehta
  • Etan Chaim Milgrom, MD, MS
  • Jeff Nathanson
  • William D. Parente
  • Hutch Parker
  • Neil H. Parker, MD
  • Andrew J. Ritter
  • Fern Seizer, Secretary
  • Alan Sieroty
  • Jeff Sinaiko
  • Wendy Smith Meyer, PhD, LCSW
  • Johnese Spisso, MPA
  • Susan Tick
  • Russel Tyner, AIA
  • Michael S. Wilkes, MD, PhD

Advisory Board

Members of Venice Family Clinic’s Advisory Board are experts in their field who bring their unique experiences to help on a variety of matters across the Clinic’s programs and services.

  • Susan Adelman
  • Connie Linn
  • Martin Anderson, MD, MPH
  • Loette Loshak
  • Jenifer Anisman
  • Al Markovitz, MD, FACP
  • Stan Chiu
  • Michael McClain
  • Noah Craft, MD, PhD
  • Kelly Chapman Meyer
  • Allison L. Diamant, MD, MSHS
  • Charlotte Neumann, MD, MPH
  • Lucia Diaz
  • Bill Resnick, MD, MBA
  • Laddie John Dill
  • Joyce Rey
  • Aime Espinosa
  • Brian K. Rosenstein
  • Daniel Helberg
  • Malte Ryan
  • Roseann Herman, Esq.
  • Arthur Stickgold
  • Lee H. Hilborne, MD, MPH
  • Jill E. Thomas
  • Ashley Johnson
  • David Tillipman, PhD
  • Diedre Kelly-Gordon
  • Millie Sterz Winfield
  • Julie Liker
  • Millie Sterz Winfield
  • Susan Adelman
  • Martin Anderson, MD, MPH
  • Jenifer Anisman
  • Kelly Chapman Meyer
  • Stan Chiu
  • Noah Craft, MD, PhD
  • Allison L. Diamant, MD, MSHS
  • Lucia Diaz
  • Laddie John Dill
  • Aime Espinosa
  • Daniel Helberg
  • Roseann Herman, Esq.
  • Lee H. Hilborne, MD, MPH
  • Ashley Johnson
  • Diedre Kelly-Gordon
  • Julie Liker
  • Connie Linn
  • Loette Loshak
  • Al Markovitz, MD, FACP
  • Michael McClain
  • Charlotte Neumann, MD, MPH
  • Bill Resnick, MD, MBA
  • Joyce Rey
  • Brian K. Rosenstein
  • Malte Ryan
  • Arthur Stickgold
  • Jill E. Thomas
  • David Tillipman, PhD