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Our Staff

Primary Care

Medical Director/Family Nurse Practitioner
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Cindy Novella is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked at AVHC since 2007. Cindy is bilingual in Spanish. She got her nursing degree from...

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Family Nurse Practitioner
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Luiza became a Family Nurse Practitioner because she is passionate about providing compassionate, holistic care to those who need it most. After completing...

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Nurse Manager
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Michelle is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Family Planning Health Worker. Michelle received a B.A. in American Studies from Chico State University in 2003 and...

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Lead Medical Assistant
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Sarah Rossi is a certified medical assistant and 2003 graduate of the Mendocino County of Education’s ROP Medical Assistant Program. She has been...

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Medical Assistant
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Jennifer is a Certified Medical Assistant. She was born and raised here in Anderson Valley and graduated from Anderson Valley High School in 2011. Jennifer...

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Medical Assistant
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Daisy recently joined our team as a Medical Assistant. She has lived in the Valley for over 15 years and graduated High school in 2012. After high school she went...

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Registered Nurse
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Linda is a registered nurse. She received her Associate degree in Nursing at City College of San Francisco, and also studied nursing at Sonoma State University.

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Medical Doctor
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John grew up in a small, rural logging town, and his grandparents were cattle ranchers, so this area has a familiar feel. After becoming...

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Medical Assistant
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Acupuncturist
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Melanie Fuller is a Licensed Acupuncturist and has been practicing Chinese Medicine since graduating from Five Branches University in 2012. She is licensed nationally by the NCCAOM and the California Acupuncture Board. She has post-graduate training in Sport Medicine and Orthopedic Acupuncture and can help patients with recovery from acute injuries and pain. Melanie is happy that Acupuncture offers safe, holistic and effective intervention for many chronic pain sufferers. Acupuncture is beneficial for women’s health issues and is safe for children too. A native of coastal Mendocino, Melanie is glad to have settled here in the 'deep end' of the valley with her furry family. She enjoys gardening, hiking, mountain biking and is an enthusiast of fine teas. 

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Dental Care

Dental Assistant
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Dental Assistant
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Mayra grew up in Anderson Valley and graduated High School in 2013. Mayra has been working...

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Registered Dental Hygienist
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Amy is a Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Graduate degree from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2020. In addition to...

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Behavioral Care

Psychologist
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Administration

Executive Director
Chloë Guazzone-Rugebregt photo

Chloë has been served as Executive Director of AVHC for 4 years. She was born and raised in a small coastal town in California and studied Community Studies and Women’s Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz, going on to receive a...

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Chief Operations Officer
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Fabiola Perez has been working here at Anderson Valley Health Center since 2007. She was an Americorp  Volunteer while in high school and worked at AVHC for...

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Patient Billing Services
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I came to Anderson Valley when I was 7 years old, attended and graduated from our local high school. In late 1989 I started working for Anderson Valley Health...

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Patient Billing Services
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Vanessa is a graduate of the medical assistant program at the Mendocino County Office of Education in Ukiah. She has worked at AVHC since October of 2012...

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Quality Improvement Manager
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Executive Assistant
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 Donna Sherwood,has lived and worked in Mendocino County since 1982.I feel very fortunate to live in Mendocino County with all the county has to offer. Donna previously worked at AVHC back in 2011 doing some job share with another FQHC.Donna is glad to be back, working with the staff and community.

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Quality Improvement Assistant
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Referral Coordinator
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Human Resources
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Caresse is transplant from Sonoma County where she worked in FQHCs for 20 years. She earned her Bachelors from UC Berkeley in 2020 and lives in Ukiah with her partner and two daughters...

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Front Office Manager
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Juan graduated from Anderson Valley High School in 2008. He went to Mendocino Community College and graduated in 2012 with an AA in Business Management.... 

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Community Outreach

Social Worker
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Cyd Bernstein is a health coach and helps patients diagnosed with diabetes to make diet and lifestyle changes. She is passionate about holistic health and loves yoga, hiking and cooking. Her favorite place to be is in the redwoods. Cyd grew up in Anderson Valley and left to complete her BA at UC Berkeley in Development Studies and Spanish. She is currently completing a Masters in Social Work, with an emphasis in rural social work, at Humboldt State University.

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Covid Coordinator
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Leah Collins was born, raised, and educated in Anderson Valley. Her life has been full of adventure, travel, volunteering, and service at home and abroad in places like Spain, Chile, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Her university studies focused on Sociology, Hispanic Studies, and Latin American History. She has recently graduated from UAG School of Medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her mission is bilingual community outreach, support and education.  

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Patient Services

Screener
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Lead Patient Services Representative
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Carolina Tovar has been with AVHC since 2004 as a Patient Service Rep. She enjoys helping patients get an appointment as soon as possible . When she is not...

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Certified Enrollment Counsellor and Patient Billing Specialist
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Rubi grew up in Anderson Valley and graduated from High School in 2007. She moved to San Diego in 2009. Rubi worked at a Community Home for Mentally Dis...

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