Bill Ballas, MS, CFRE
Managing Member


Teresa Hodgkins, PharmD, BCACP
Vice President of Clinical Quality Initiatives
Desert Oasis Healthcare

Immediate Past President

Janet L. Collins, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


John Epps, BA
Center for Nonprofit Advancement, RAP Foundation

Board Members

Veronica Barajas, BA
Community Engagement Specialist, Coachella Valley
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Pablo Gomez, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
California State University, San Bernardino
Palm Desert Campus

Shayra Hernandez, BA
East Valley Liaison & Agriculture Advisor
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez

Joel L. Kinnamon, EdD
College of the Desert

Luz Moreno, BA
Community Engagement Manager
Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo

Greer Sullivan, MD, MSPH
Chief Research Officer
Borrego Health

Celeste R. Townsend, MBA
President & CEO
California Indian Nations College

William D. VanHemert, MSW
Director of Grants
Desert AIDS Project

Kristi Vaughn, MBA, CCRP
Research Center Manager
Comparative Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes Research Center (CECORC)
Riverside University Health System – Medical Center