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.

  • John R. Geresi, Chair
  • Taryn Keane
  • Joan Herman, Chair Elect
  • LoEtte Loshak
  • Jeff Sinaiko, Treasurer
  • Edith J. Madrid
  • Michael St. Pierre, Secretary
  • Carolina Monge
  • Jenifer Anisman
  • Neil H. Parker, MD
  • Ken Bascom
  • Patricia Ramirez
  • Olga Carrasco
  • Paul Saben
  • DiAna Carsola
  • Nadia Shaheen
  • Mayer B. Davidson, MD
  • Carmen Thomas-Paris
  • Bill Flumenbaum
  • Leisa Wu
  • Allan Gordon
  • Jenifer Anisman
  • Ken Bascom
  • Olga Carrasco
  • DiAna Carsola
  • Mayer B. Davidson, MD
  • Bill Flumenbaum
  • John R. Geresi, Chair
  • Allan Gordon
  • Joan Herman, Chair Elect
  • Taryn Keane
  • LoEtte Loshak
  • Edith J. Madrid
  • Carolina Monge
  • Neil H. Parker, MD
  • Patricia Ramirez
  • Paul Saben
  • Nadia Shaheen
  • Jeff Sinaiko, Treasurer
  • Michael St. Pierre, Secretary
  • Carmen Thomas-Paris
  • Leisa Wu

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.

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

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
  • Julie Liker
  • Martin Anderson, MD, MPH
  • Connie Linn
  • Bernard Briskin
  • Rich Markey
  • Stan Chiu
  • Al Markovitz, MD, FACP
  • Dana Coleman
  • Michael McClain
  • Lynn Compton, RN
  • Kelly Chapman Meyer
  • Noah Craft, MD, PhD
  • Charlotte Neumann, MD, MPH
  • Allison L. Diamant, MD, MSHS
  • Kenneth Ramberg
  • Lucia Diaz
  • Bill Resnick, MD, MBA
  • Laddie John Dill
  • Joyce Rey
  • Robert J. Di Vito, JD, CFRE
  • Brian K. Rosenstein
  • Aime Espinosa
  • Lourdes Servin
  • Lila Garrett
  • Todd Stella
  • Daniel Helberg
  • Millie Sterz, RN, MPH
  • Roseann Herman, Esq.
  • Arthur Stickgold
  • Lee H. Hilborne, MD, MPH
  • Jill E. Thomas
  • Ashley Johnson
  • David Tillipman, PhD
  • Diedre Kelly-Gordon
  • Matthew A. Toledo
  • Maite Lasmarias
  • Susan Adelman
  • Martin Anderson, MD, MPH
  • Bernard Briskin
  • Kelly Chapman Meyer
  • Stan Chiu
  • Dana Coleman
  • Lynn Compton, RN
  • Noah Craft, MD, PhD
  • Robert J. Di Vito, JD, CFRE
  • Allison L. Diamant, MD, MSHS
  • Lucia Diaz
  • Laddie John Dill
  • Aime Espinosa
  • Lila Garrett
  • Daniel Helberg
  • Roseann Herman, Esq.
  • Lee H. Hilborne, MD, MPH
  • Ashley Johnson
  • Diedre Kelly-Gordon
  • Maite Lasmarias
  • Julie Liker
  • Connie Linn
  • Rich Markey
  • Al Markovitz, MD, FACP
  • Michael McClain
  • Charlotte Neumann, MD, MPH
  • Kenneth Ramberg
  • Bill Resnick, MD, MBA
  • Joyce Rey
  • Brian K. Rosenstein
  • Lourdes Servin
  • Todd Stella
  • Millie Sterz, RN, MPH
  • Arthur Stickgold
  • Jill E. Thomas
  • David Tillipman, PhD
  • Matthew A. Toledo