About Community Health Alliance

The health care you deserve.

The practice of putting people first.

When you’ve got a healthcare family who listens, understands, and believes in you, it can change your life. That’s what we do. Regardless of your income or insurance status.

Community Health Alliance is proud to provide you with the kind of friendly, compassionate, and highly skilled health care you deserve. 

Age, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, or sexuality; economic, citizenship, or disability status – these delineations are both respected and invisible here. We are a place of diversity and empathy, and have created a safe place for all.

Maybe you need vital screenings, or maybe it’s preventative care. Maybe it’s comprehensive primary care from a provider who puts you at ease or speaks your language. It’s all here. Likewise for affordable pharmacies, dental care, the management of chronic diseases, and even mental health services.

Additionally, and importantly, we welcome and are humbled by the opportunity to care for our region’s unsheltered and underserved populations at each of our locations as well as through our mobile healthcare units that are placed throughout the community.

At the end of the day, our promise to you is simply this: To partner with and guide you and your family members to reach your healthcare and wellness goals.

Designations and Awards

Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

As part of our ongoing effort to ensure we are providing the highest quality health care in the region, we have sought and have received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a team approach to providing you total, personalized health care. “Patient-centered” is a formal way of saying that you are the focus of your health care. Your team consists of your health care providers, your support system and the leader of the team: YOU. As an active member of your PCMH, you will have a chance to explain the things that are really important to you.

You and your health care team will work together to create a health care plan that:

  1. Is created just for you
  2. Connects you with your health care team
  3. Is coordinated with other health care providers
  4. Supports you every step of the way (even if that means getting help from other doctors)
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP)

If you have diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage your disease. Healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring your condition, taking medication, and reducing your risk for complications are probably part of your daily routine. That’s why at Community Health Alliance, our clinical pharmacists went through the accreditation process to help you manage your diabetes easier through one-on-one personalized care.

Diabetes care is covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans when it is offered through an accredited diabetes education program, which has met rigorous criteria set by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. We are one of few organizations in Northern Nevada to be an accredited program site.

You and your health care team will work together to create a health care plan that:

  1. Is created just for you
  2. Connects you with your health care team
  3. Is coordinated with other health care providers
  4. Supports you every step of the way (even if that means getting help from other doctors)
2023 Access Enhancer

The Access Enhancer badge recognizes health centers that have increased the total number of patients and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5% during consecutive UDS reporting periods (2021 and 2022 UDS).

2023 Health Disparities Reducer

The Health Disparities Reducer badge recognizes health centers that qualify for the Access Enhancer badge and meet at least one of the following two criteria:

  1. Demonstrate at least a 10 percentage point improvement in low birth weight, hypertension control, and/or uncontrolled diabetes CQMs during consecutive UDS reporting years (2020 and 2021 UDS) for at least one racial/ethnic group, while maintaining or improving the health center’s overall CQM performance from the previous reporting year; and/or
  2. Meet the following benchmarks for all racial/ethnic groups served within the most recent UDS reporting year: low birth weight, hypertension control, and uncontrolled diabetes.
2023 Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality

Recognizes health centers that meet all criteria to optimize HIT services. Health centers must meet the following five criteria:

  1. Adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system
  2. Offers telehealth services
  3. Exchanges clinical information electronically with key providers health care settings
  4. Engages patients through health IT
  5. Collects data on patient social risk factors
2023 Addressing Social Risk Factors

The Addressing Social Risk Factors badge recognizes health centers that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health and are increasing access to enabling services. Health centers must meet the following two criteria:

  1. Collect data on patient social risk factors
  2. Increase the proportion of patients receiving enabling services between consecutive UDS reporting years
FSHCAA Deemed Health Center
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The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Badge informs the public that Community Health Alliance has been deemed by HRSA as a Public Health Service employee for the purposes of liability protections under federal regulations

2023 Guidestar Gold Seal of Transparency

To ensure our donors and community partners can support our work at Community Health Alliance with trust and confidence, we commit ourselves to financial and organizational transparency. For 2023, we received the Guidestar Gold Seal of Transparency.

2023 100% Giving Board Award
2023 100 Giving Board Award

The Community Health Alliance Foundation Board of Directors is proud to be recognized by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada with the 100% Giving Board Award.

2022 Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold Award from the American Heart Association

Community Health Alliance has been recognized by the American Heart Association with a Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold Award for its commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improved cholesterol management.

Did you know that more than 94 million adults in the U.S. have elevated cholesterol — one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke?

Better understand your risk and learn to manage your cholesterol. Book an appointment at Community Health Alliance by calling (775) 329-6300.

2021 PBS Reno Extraordinary Community Group Award

We were recognized for providing comprehensive health care to every adult and child regardless of their financial position. In addition, our COVID-19 vaccination efforts were highlighted – from hosting in-person and drive-up vaccination events at our health centers, to pop-up events throughout the community to increase vaccine accessibility.

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Leadership

Board of Directors
Foundation Board of Directors
Senior Leadership
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Community Health Alliance relies on a strong volunteer Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors are responsible for the oversight and governance of Community Health Alliance and its health centers across Reno and Sparks. They represent northern Nevada’s great diversity – doctors, medical professionals, active and retired public administration leaders, and current patients of Community Health Alliance. In fact, fifty-one percent of our board members are patient representatives. They are a team of passionate and thoughtful leaders who are dedicated to ensuring our community has access to quality, affordable and comprehensive health services.
Matthew Thornton
Matthew Thornton

President

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Laura Martinez

Vice Chairman

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Alexsis Adams
Alexsis Adams

Treasurer

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Mathew Work
Mathew A. Work

Secretary

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Daniel Spogen
Daniel Spogen, MD

Member-at-Large

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Bayo Curry-Winchell
Bayo Curry-Winchell, MD

Member

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Nathan Dupree
Nathan Dupree

Member

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Osvaldo-Jimenez
Osvaldo Jimenez

Member

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Paul Parent
Paul Parent

Member

The Foundation Board of Directors supports the work of the Foundation to provide mission-driven leadership, community connections, and active fundraising support for current and future Community Health Alliance services, programs, supportive equipment, and capital improvements.
Karen Bryan
Karen Bryan

Chairman

Don Kowitz
Don Kowitz

Vice-Chairman

Michele Sullivan
Michele Sullivan

Treasurer

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Dina Hunsberger
Dina Hunsberger, PhD, MPH, CHDA

Secretary

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Oscar Delgado
Oscar Delgado, MSW, MUP

Chief Executive Officer

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Annette Bland
Annette Bland

Member

Catherine Cashell Mannikko
Catherine Cashell-Mannikko

Member

Janelle Devia
Janelle Devia

Member

Edith Duarte
Edith Duarte

Member

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Paul Enos
Paul Enos

Member

Ray Gonzalez
Ray Gonzalez, CRPC

Member

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Mike Johnson

Member

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Carrie Owen
Carrie Owen

Member

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Guy Packer
Guy Packer

Member

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Ryan-Quinlan
Ryan Quinlan

Member

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Kenji Sax
Kenji Sax

Member

Matthew Thornton
Matthew Thornton

Member

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Cathy Trachok
Cathy Trachok

Member

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Dennis Yamamoto
Dennis Yamamoto, MD

Member

We are a team of dedicated healthcare professionals whose mission is to provide high-level, quality care to the Northern Nevada community. Our primary focus is to ensure we provide respectful, supportive, and understanding care to all who walk into our doors.
Oscar Delgado
Oscar Delgado, MSW, MUP

Chief Executive Officer

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Casey Gillham
Casey Gillham

Chief Administrative Officer

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Jennifer Wheeler
Jennifer Wheeler, PharmD, MBA, CDCES

Chief Clinical Officer

(775) 336-3035

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Sam King

Chief Financial Officer

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Travis Walker
Travis Walker, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

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Lisa Collier
Lisa Collier, DDS

Chief Dental Officer

Victor Salcido
Victor Salcido, Esq.

General Counsel & Director of Government Affairs

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Maria Fernandez
Maria Fernandez, MD, MPH

Medical Director

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Netochi Adeolokun
Netochi Adeolokun, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM

Director of Clinical Pharmacy

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Kelsey Maxim
Kelsey Maxim, PharmD, CDCES

Director of Retail Pharmacy

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Cindy-Pitlock
Cindy Pitlock, DNP, CNM, APRN

Director of Behavioral Health

Jessica Clausen
Jessica Clausen, DDS

Dental Director

Laura Evasovic Howe
Laura Evasovic Howe

Director of Finance

(775) 870-4323

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Holly Long
Holly Long, MS

Director of Population Health Management

(775) 870-4375

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Carlos-Aros
Carlos Aros

Director of Operations

(775) 870-4359

Mary Wherry
Mary Wherry, MS, RN

Quality Improvement Director

(775) 870-4312

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Michele-Davenport
Michele Davenport

Director of Human Resources

(775) 870-4366

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Megan Duggan
Megan Duggan

Director of Advancement

(775) 870-4337

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Laura Vargas
Laura Vargas, MA, GPC

Director of Grants Development

(775) 336-3065

Jacqueline Maloney, MEd

Development Director

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Scott McAbery

Director of Information Technology

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Strategic Priorities for Fiscal Years 2024-2027

Patient Access and Care
  • Access to Care: Increase access to care for all patients through efficiency and by expanding capacity.
  • Expand Geographic Reach: Serve more patients in different parts of the State who would otherwise not have access to health care.
  • Exceptional Quality Service: Deliver quality customer service and create a culture of care.
  • Patient Navigation: Assist patients who may qualify for insurance or Medicaid with the process.
Financial Stability
  • Financial Stewardship Mindset: Create a culture of financial stewardship focused on best business practices.
  • Growth and Acquisition: Identify sustainable and diverse funding sources for program expansion and facility acquisition.
  • Foundation Support: Improve utilization of and partnerships with the Foundation to identify additional streams of funding.
  • Foster Donors: Build engaging relationships with potential donors who are passionate about Community Health Alliance’s work.
People and Culture
  • Mission Buy-in: Create a culture of passionate, knowledgeable employees.
  • Accountability and Rewards: Establish clear, measurable expectations for employee accountability and rewards.
  • Employee Engagement, Equity, and Empowerment: Build systems to ensure all employees are heard, valued, and recognized.
Community Outreach
  • Community Awareness and Outreach: Create community awareness growing Community Health Alliance’s reputation on quality, respectfulness, and exceptional customer service.
  • Mutually Beneficial Partnerships: Create strong, quality partnerships in the community with a focus on building strategic alliances.
  • Seat at the Table: Create opportunities for senior staff members to engage as thought leaders in community health.

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