Desert AIDS Project
(760) 323-2118

Who We Are

Staff Directory


D.A.P. is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive care and a broad network of social services. Click on the headings to the left, to quickly navigate to a particular department. If you already know the person you need to contact, you will find a phone number and/or email address.

If you have a specific concern, please send it to info@desertaidsproject.org and it will be directed to the appropriate person for follow-up within one business day. For general information, please call our front desk at 760-323-2118.


Management


David Brinkman, MBA

CEO
  Barry Datyon
Director of Marketing & Communications
760-992-0434
 
Dr. David HershDr. David Hersh
Director of Clinical Services
760-969-4505
  Brande OrrBrande Orr, MBA
Director of Grants
760-992-0437
 
Mary Park
Chief Financial Officer
760-992-0421
   Karynsue Rose-Thomas
Director of Quality Assurance & Health Information Technology
760-992-0417
 
Sheri Saenz
Director of Administration & Human Resources
760-992-0416
  Michael Scarff
Director of Retail
760-969-5750
 
Dr. Steven ScheibelSteven Scheibel, MD, AAHIVS
Medical Director
760-969-4507
  Darrell L. Tucci
Chief Development Officer
760-992-0403
 
Zayda Welden
Director of Social Services
760-969-0476
   

Medical Professionals & Clinical Services

             Director: Steven Scheibel
Medical Providers
Dew, Ann
Women's Health Specialist 
  Dr. Shubha KerkarKerkar, Shubha
MD, MACP, AAHIVS
 
Dr. LaiLai, Dr.
Pain Management 
  Moran, Matt
MSN, RN, PHN, ANP-BC, AAHIVS
 
Dr. Phyllis RitchieRitchie, Phyllis
MD 
   
Clinic & Program Staff
Shelia Barnett
Barnett, Shelia
Clinical Services Coordinator
  Benitez, Victoria
Medical Assistant 
 
Tony Buonauro
Buonauro, Anthony (Tony)
Charge Nurse
  Matt Fowler


Fowler, Matt
Clinical Services LVN

 
Gonzales, Oskar
Medical Assistant
  Rod Hagan
Hagan, Rod
Clinical Research Coordinator
 
Madrigal, Darla
Medical Receptionist 
  Esmeralda MarquezMarquez, Esmeralda
Referrals Specialist
 
Corrine Martinez
Martinez, Corrine

Referrals Specialist 
  Kimmie Miller
Miller, Kimmie

Mental Health Practice Coordinator 
 
Nosovitsky, Gennady "Henry"
Physician Assistant
  Romero, Evonne
Medical Receptionist
 
Sheppard, Tricina
Referrals Specialist
  Michelle Sims
Sims, Michelle
Medical Assistant
 
Luis Trigueros
Trigueros, Luis

Medical Assistant 
  Rebecca Webb
Health Center Office Manager
rwebb@desertaidsproject.org 

Administration & Human Resources

Director: Sheri Saenz

Administrative Assistant
cjohansen@desertaidsproject.org 
  Kumley, Damon
Facilities Maintenance Engineer 
 

HR Assistant
760-992-0419
dmarvel@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Safety & Training Coordinator 
 

Executive Assistant to the CEO &
Manager of Executive Affairs

760-992-0418
nvalenziano@desertaidsproject.org 
 

 


Behavioral Health

Director: Dr. David Hersh
Janine Bell
Substance Abuse Specialist
jbell@desertaidsproject.org 
  Ben Brewer
Addiction Specialist
760-992-0463
bbrewer@desertaidsproject.org 
 

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner 
  Ray Robertson
Community Center Manager
760-992-0471
rrobertson@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Sherman, Jim
LCSW/Mental Health Therapist 
 
Mental Health Clinician, PhD, LMFT
760-992-0462
mwolfe@desertaidsproject.org 

Dental

Director: Dr. David Hersh
Joann Hudson

Dental Receptionist
760-992-0460
  Isaac Hurtado
Hurtado, Isaac

Dental Assistant
 

Kim, Julie
Dental Hygienist, RDH
 
Soh, Margaret
Dentist
 

Suh, Annie
Dentist
 

Dental Office Manager, DA
760-992-0461
ktollison@desertaidsproject.org 
 

Virden, Sierra
Dental Assistant

Finance

Director: Mary Park, CPA

Cost Accountant
760-992-0422
 
Senior Staff Accountant
760-992-0423
 
Tenggara, Mathilda
Staff Accountant
   

Grants

Director: Brande Orr, MBA

Senior Grant Writer
760-992-0431
lconway@desertaidsproject.org 
  Endris, Shylo
Grant Services Coordinator
760-992-0432

Home Health Care

Director: Dr. David Hersh

Social Worker, LCSW
760-992-0486
  Chris Bielawa
Medical Case Manager, RN
760-992-0487
 
Angela Raney
Social Worker, MA
760-992-0484
  Pat Walthers
Medical Case Manager RN, PHN
760-992-0485
pwalthers@desertaidsproject.org 

Health Information Technology

Director: Karynsue Rose-Thomas
Reyes Carranza
Programs Specialist
760-992-0469
rcarranza@desertaidsproject.org 
  Matt FarokhmaneshFarokhmanesh, Matt
Information Systems Manager 
 
Joseph James
Network Administrator
jjames@desertaidsproject.org 
  Jeff Jones
Programs Specialist
760-992-0439 
jjones@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Terry Ware
IT Technician
tware@desertaidsproject.org 
   

Marketing & Communications

Director: Barry Dayton
Clark, Sandra
Content Development Specialist
sclark@desertaidsproject.org 
  Brett Klein
Events & Retail Marketing Manager
760-992-0435
bklein@desertaidsproject.org 
 

Integrated Communications Associate
760-992-0436
aortega@desertaidsproject.org 
 

Quality Assurance

Director: Karynsue Rose-Thomas 
Theresa AlcarazAlcaraz, Theresa
Health Information Supervisor 
  Rigo GarciaGarcia, Rigo
Health Information Coordinator
 
Rafael LeeLee, Rafael
Health Information Coordinator
  Nancy RamirezRamirez, Nancy
Release of Information Specialist

Resource Development

Director: Darrell Tucci

Fundraising Events Manager
760-992-0440
jallen@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Volunteer Services Associate
760-992-0441
halling@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Kelley Coe
Fundraising Events Associate
760-992-0442
kcoe@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Resource Development Coordinator
760-992-0444
bnewton@desertaidsproject.org 
 

Major Gifts Manager
760-992-0445
rwillison@desertaidsproject.org 
   

Revivals

Director: Mike Scarff

San Diego Store Manager 
Store: 619-497-1000
Direct: 760-969-5754
mallcorn@desertaidsproject.org 
  Babbit, David
Dispatch Scheduler 
 
Bernal, Jose
Store Associate 
  Robert Burke
Palm Desert Store Manager
Store: 760-992-0499
Direct: 760-969-5753
rburke@desertaidsproject.org 
 
    Charest, Anthony
Warehouse Assistant  
 
Chin, Stanley
Store Associate
  Cisneros, Marco
Driver 
 

Logistics Manager
760-969-5748
edorado@desertaidsproject.org 
  Dumbrique, Bobby
Store Associate
 
Dunn, Sanya
Store Associate
  Estrada, Jose Luis
Driver
 

Cathedral City Store Manager
Cathedral City Store: 760-969-5747
Direct: 760-969-5752
vgamino@desertaidsproject.org 
   
 
Hankel, Tim
Store Associate 
  Hislop, Charles
Store Associate
 
Johnson, Kevin
Driver's Helper
 
Revivals Volunteer Coordinator
760-969-5749
mjones@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Koch, Dane
Buyer
  Leigh, Davis
Assistant Manager
 
Lobo, Constance
Store Associate
  Lomeli, Christopher
Driver
 
McRoy, Lee
Assistant Manager 
  Munoz, Ampara
Store Associate 
 
Nelson, Richard
Driver
  Pacheco, Chris
Store Associate 
 
Plumb, Mark
Assistant Store Manager
  Quinn, Gerard
Warehouse Assistant 
 
Rodriguez, Julissa
Warehouse Assistant 
 
Palm Springs Store Manager
Palm Springs Store: 760-318-6491
Direct: 760-969-5751
jsanberg@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Santoyo, Jose
Store Associate 
  Suchite, Katherine
Store Associate 
 

Manager of Consignments & Estate Buyouts
Direct: 760-969-5746
bsypherd@desertaidsproject.org 
   

Social Services

Director: Zayda Welden 


Community Health Educator/Risk Reduction Counselor
760-992-0465 

  Monica Aitchison


Support Services Manager
760-992-0482

 

Housing Case Manager
760-992-0483
 
Program Services Assistant
760-992-0472 
 
Chacon, S. Michael
Community Health Educator
  Cienfuegos, Stephanie
Public Health Liaison - Get Tested
 
Kathy Colgin
Public Health Liaison - Get Tested
 
Community Health Educator
760-992-0467
 
Lisa Guirado
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0481
  Rafael Gonzalez
Prevention, Intervention, & Education Manager
760-992-0464
 
Antonio Huerta
Medical Case Manager, BSHS
760-992-0474
  Khan, Dion
Public Health Liaison - Get Tested 
 
Lynn Kiley
Case Management Assistant 
760-992-0466
 
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0458
 
Michael Muller
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0473
  Dan Reed
Support Services Assistant 
760-992-0468 
 

Raya, Vivianna
Early Intervention Specialist/
Community Health Educator 

  Roco, Michael
Medical Case Manager 
 
Romero, Jose
Medical Case Manager 
  Lillian Sesma


Medical Case Manager
760-992-0475 

 
Delia Valenzuela
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0480 
  Todd-WatkinsWatkins, Todd
Community Health Educator
 
Ronnie Zahn
Benefits Eligibility Navigator
760-992-0459
  Andrew Zuniga
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0477 

Contracted Professionals

Koyle, Robert
LMFT
  Zaun, Jane
LMFT