Board

Robert Ramirez,  President

3rd term
As a local business owner of North Bay Office Furniture, Robert has served on many local boards. He was raised in the Mission District of San Francisco and understands the importance of serving a diverse community through language and cultural understanding.

Tom Isaak

Tom Isaak, BS, Vice President

3rd term
Tom Isaak is Chairman of CourseCo, Inc. which employees some 1200 at 37 golf facilities. Along with exceptional business skills, Tom has expertise in strategy and organizational development. Tom is a graduate of Stanford University and also attended Sonoma State University for undergraduate and post-graduate studies in both environmental planning and finance. A lifelong Petaluma resident, Tom joined the board to support the health center’s vital role in the community. Having served on multiple boards and committees, Tom brings a unique focus on collaboration and accountability.

Elizabeth (Liza) Goldblatt, PhD, MPA/HA, Interim Treasurer

2nd term
Dr. Elizabeth Goldblatt is the Director of National and Global Projects for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM). She is on the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Medicine Board where she was a founding member.  She is also on the leadership team of the National Center for Integrative Primary Health (NCIPH), the curriculum development team of the Duke Leadership Program in Integrative Health, and she developed the doctoral and master degrees at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.  Dr. Goldblatt received her Master in Public Administration/Health Administration (MPA/HA) degree from Portland State University, Portland, OR, and earned her PhD from the University of California, Los Angles, California.

Phoebe Ellis, JD/MSW, BS, Secretary

2nd term
Phoebe Ellis is a multi-generational resident of Petaluma and part owner of Lace House Linen, Inc., where she also manages human resources and employee relations.   She attended Boston College and received a joint law and social work degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1996.   She worked in the City Attorney’s Office for the City and County of San Francisco for 8 years before moving back to Petaluma to live and raise her family. Phoebe loves living and working in Petaluma and being involved in the community.   She has been involved in PTA, Petaluma High School Athletic Boosters and has served as a trustee for the Petaluma-Joint Unified School District. Phoebe is thrilled to be a part of the Petaluma Health Center board and to be a part of the mission of making quality health services accessible to all in our community.

Teresa Taylor-King, MPA, Member

3rd term
Teresa has Master’s Degree in Public Administration and over 35 years of city and county government experience with the City of Oakland and the County of Marin. She has served as Chairperson of the County of Marin’s Division of Social Services Cultural Competence Committee. She is an active member of the Petaluma Blacks for Community Development and is a strong advocate of quality, affording healthcare services for all. Teresa is retired from full-time work but continues to work for the City of Rohnert Park’s Senior Center and as extra-hire for the County of Marin.

Catherine West, MD, DrPH, Member

2nd term
Dr. Catherine West, MD, DrPH, is a Petaluma resident and adjunct faculty member in the Clinical Sciences and Community Medicine Department at the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she taught for 20 years before retiring. She served for many years as a Bay Area hospice medical director with Sutter Health. Raised in Southern California, she completed medical and public health training in Boston and moved to Petaluma in 1989. Dr. West served on the PHC Board of Directors for over 10 years and she and her children were very satisfied PHC patients in the past. Dr. West is pleased to be serving again, inspired by the growing role that PHC plays in providing compassionate and competent care for all members of our community. She appreciates the opportunity to be actively involved in increasing access to health care here in Southern Sonoma County and in improving the quality and scope of services here at the PHC.

Elisa Velásquez-Andrade, MA, PhD, Member

2nd term
Dr. Elisa Velásquez-Andrade, a native of Mexico, is a professor and chair of the Pyschology Department at Sonoma State University (SSU).  She obtained an M.A. and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.  At SSU, she is the creator of Speed Diversity Dialogue®: A Multicultural Training, a co-founder and Chair of Alianza for Equity (an advocacy group of Latino faculty, staff, students and allies), and was the first Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.  She brings a strong commitment to reducing health racial disparities and promoting best practices to serve diverse populations.

William Barrett, Member

2nd term
William Barrett is a real estate agent in West Marin and has served the area as an environmental activist and a designer of books.  William moved to the West Marin community of Point Reyes Station in 1980. In 1981, with a freshly cut finger that needed attention, he found treatment at the brand-new medical office of Mike Witte at the Coastal Health Alliance Point Reyes Medical Clinic. He has been a patient ever since.  He lives in a quiet valley in Inverness with his partner Gary.

Fernando Carrillo, BA, CPFA, Member

1st term
Fernando J Carrillo has been assisting families, individuals and small businesses with their finances since 1998. He joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management as a Financial Advisor in 2016 after a successful career at companies in both the for-profit and non-profit spheres. Since joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Fernando has focused in helping small business and foundations with the review, improvement and creation of retirement plans for their owners, executives and employees. Fernando is a graduate of Escuela Politécnica del Ejército (Army Polytechnic) in Quito, Ecuador with a B.A. in Finance and Business Administration.

Anne Mirante, BA, MBA, Member

1st term

Anne Mirante is a retired corporate financial executive in the retail industry. She was Treasurer and Vice President of Finance and Real Estate of Cost Plus World Market. Other corporate financial positions were with Bed, Bath and Beyond, Mervyns, and Dun & Bradstreet. She has served on numerous non-profit boards and currently serves as the President of The Village Network of Petaluma, where she previously served as the Treasurer. She has lived in Petaluma for over 10 years with her partner and Petaluma native, Leland Fishman. She grew up in Milwaukee, WI, where she completed an undergraduate degree at Marquette University. She has her MBA from the University of San Francisco. She is thrilled to be a part of the Petaluma Health Center and strongly supports quality health services for all.

Silvia Rodriguez, Member

1st term

Silvia is both a long-time Petaluma Health Center patient and member of its Spanish-Speaking Patient Advisory Committee.  She brings bilingual skills and diverse ethnicity to the Board of Directors and represents the community in which PHC provides much needed medical services.  Silvia is a member of the St. Joseph Parish Finance Committee and Women’s Guild, and was integral in strategic planning while employed with the County of Marin. Silvia graduated from the City of Rohnert Park Leadership Academy and assisted in the implementation of the Mentor Me Program in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District.