Healthcare Foundation

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Panelists:

Kim Bender

Kim Bender brings a focus on social justice and over twenty years of experience raising funds and developing programs to the executive director role at the Healthcare Foundation. She received her BA from UC Berkeley, and was a Producing Fellow at the American Film Institute. Kim is honored to be working with the generous, deeply civic-minded people of northern Sonoma County on healthcare access, mental health and health equity issues related to the global pandemic.

Michael Valdovinos, PsyD, APPP

Dr. Michael Valdovinos is a US Air Force Veteran, board-certified clinical psychologist, and trained organizational psychologist. Michael graduated from UC Davis and The School of Professional Psychology earning degrees in Chicano studies, a masters and doctorate in clinical psychology. He volunteers by collaborating with LatinX and Indigenous community leaders  across Sonoma County to promote and improve health and hosts a weekly health focused Spanish radio show on 89.1 KBBF.

Jennifer Fish, MD

Dr. Jennifer Fish attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and graduated from Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program where she is now core faculty. Afterwards, she spent 4 years at a rural FQHC in Cloverdale where she built and maintained their OB program, championed Women’s Health, and started the Cloverdale Teen Clinic. Family Medicine is a vehicle through which she follows her diverse passions including humanism in medicine, primary care/public health intersection, and serving the underserved clinically and through community-based activism.

Sue Labbe, PNP

Susannah Labbe has over 20 years of experience in health care leadership. She is passionate about working with the medically underserved and committed to improving access to quality health care for all residents of Sonoma County. She is currently the Medical Director of Alliance Medical Centers in Healdsburg and Windsor California.

Chelene Lopez

As Coordinator of Health Promotion at Providence (formerly St. Joseph's Health), Chelene Lopez has worked passionately to help the vulnerable and underserved Latino Community in Sonoma County for over 30 years. Her current role involves educating people for heart disease, COVID prevention, COVID vaccines, etc., with a focus on the underserved and farmworkers. Her wealth of experience and expertise in providing simple and succinct education stems from having worked in the Latino community for organizations such as WIC, CHDP, and Head Start.

Kendal Hamann, MD

Dr. Kendal Hamann is a practicing endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente and is currently the Assistant Physician in Chief of Care Experience and Outpatient Quality. She graduated from UC San Diego School of Medicine before completing her residency and fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center.