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Our Team

Alvaro Fuentes

Executive Director

As Executive Director of the Consortium, Alvaro is responsible for ensuring that member clinics are recognized as key leaders and providers of quality health care services and resources throughout Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Alvaro has been with the Consortium since 2008 and has served as Fund Development Manager and Director of Community Affairs. Alvaro is also active in local community efforts, most notably the Healthy Richmond Initiative, which is an effort sponsored by The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative.  Prior to joining the Consortium, Alvaro was employed by AltaMed Health Services Corporation in Los Angeles; one of the largest community health care organizations in the country. Over the last fifteen years, Alvaro has dedicated his career to non-profit social service work particularly in public housing, economic and community development, and health care.

Laura Sheckler

Director of Community and Government Affairs

As Director of Community and Government Affairs for the Community Clinic Consortium, Laura is responsible for leading and managing advocacy and outreach activities for the organization. This includes increasing access to healthcare in Contra Costa and Solano counties, building alliances with community stakeholders, and carrying-out initiatives to assist implementation of Health Care Reform priorities. Laura has over a decade of experience with community and public health organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, ranging from direct service, to clinic management, and program administration. Her work has focused on improving access to care for underserved communities, and developing inter-organizational networks. She received her Master’s degree in Health Care Administration and Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL) through the University of California, San Francisco.

Brandie Newton

Operations and Finance Manager

As the Operations and Finance Manager, Brandie is responsible for management of the Consortium finance, operations, technology, human resources, and assisting the other members of the staff as needed. She has a very diverse professional background, starting with her education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she studied Finance and Economics. Brandie obtained most of her office experience after starting and running a small business with her husband for over seven years. She has also worked and volunteered for non-profit organizations such as the YMCA, Mocha Moms, and the Washington Elementary PTA. Originally from Southern California, then a resident of the Central Coast for twelve years, Brandie is glad live in a diverse area such as the East Bay and have the opportunity to work for an organization that does so much for local health centers and the community at large.

Blanca Gutierrez

Program Manager

As Program Manager for the Community Clinic Consortium, Blanca is responsible for supporting and collaborating with community health centers in Contra Costa and Solano County. Blanca communicates the Consortium’s vision for equitable health care through the use of social media platforms, advocacy work, outreach and education and the Consortium Quarterly Newsletter. Blanca is passionate about eliminating health disparities that afflict marginalized communities by improving access to care. She received her bachelor’s degree in Health Education with an emphasis in community based public health from San Francisco State University.

Charley Yan

Project Coordinator

As a Project Coordinator for the Community Clinic Consortium, Charley is responsible for supporting the Consortium’s ongoing advocacy and development efforts. He’s interested in utilizing data-driven practices to demonstrate
and improve healthcare access in Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Charley received his undergraduate degree in biology from UC Berkeley and aims to do more work to understand and improve healthcare disparities across California.