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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
760-323-2118
  Dane Koch
Director of Retail
760-969-5750 
 
Brande Orr
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
760-969-0416
 
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
Dr. Shubha KerkarKerkar, Shubha
MD, MACP, AAHIVS
  Moran, Matt
MSN, RN, PHN, ANP-BC, AAHIVS
 
Henry NosovitskyNosovitsky, Henry
Physician Assistant
  Dr. Phyllis RitchieRitchie, Phyllis
MD 
 
Dr Eric ShigenoShigeno, Eric
MD 
   
Clinic & Program Staff
Barden, Margaret
Nurse Practitioner
  Shelia BarnettBarnett, Shelia
Clinical Services Coordinator
 
Benitez, Victoria
Medical Assistant 
  Tony BuonauroBuonauro, Anthony (Tony)
Charge Nurse
 
Gonzales, Oskar
Medical Assistant
  Rod HaganHagan, Rod
Clinical Research Coordinator

 

 
Darla MadrigalMadrigal, Darla
Medical Receptionist 
  Esmeralda MarquezMarquez, Esmeralda
Referrals Specialist

 

 
Corrine MartinezMartinez, Corrine
Referrals Specialist 
  Kimmie MillerMiller, Kimmie
Mental Health Practice Coordinator 
 
Peterson, Rachel
Medical Billing Assistant 
  Romero, Evonne
Medical Receptionist
 
Sheppard, Tricina
Referrals Specialist
  Michelle SimsSims, Michelle
Medical Assistant
 
Smith, Gerard
LVN 
  Luis TriguerosTrigueros, Luis
Medical Assistant 
 
Vargas, Elizabeth
Medical Assistant 
  Rebecca Webb
Health Center Office Manager
rwebb@desertaidsproject.org 
 

Administration &
Human Resources

Director: Sheri Saenz

Administrative Assistant
cjohansen@desertaidsproject.org 
  Jones, Emily
Front Desk Office Assistant 
 
Damon KumleyKumley, Damon
Facilities Manager
 
Human Resources Coordinator
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 
 
Pam GrimesGrimes, Pam
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner 
 
Valerio IovinoIovino, Valerio
Career Building Coordinator
 
John RobertsRoberts, John
Psychiatrist, MD 
  Ray Robertson
Community Center Manager
760-992-0471
rrobertson@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Jim ShermanSherman, 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
  Lara, Mirelda
Registered Dental Assistant
 
Kim, Julie
Dental Hygienist, RDH 
  Soh, Margaret
DDS, Dentist
 

Dental Office Manager, DA
ktollison@desertaidsproject.org 
  Virden, Sierra
Registered Dental Assistant
 
Yamashiro, Ryan
DDS, Dentist
   

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
 
Nachison, Laura
Grants Manager 
   

Home Health

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
Matt FarokhmaneshFarokhmanesh, Matt
Information Systems Manager 
  Mike O'BrienOBrien, Michael
Network Engineer
 
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 Management Manager
 

Matt FowlerFowler, Matt
Sr. Clinical Analyst

 
Rigo GarciaGarcia, Rigo
HIM Coordinator
  Elisa HolguinHolguin, Elisa
HIM Coordinator
 
Curtis QuachQuach, Curtis
HIM 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
Babbit, David
Dispatch Scheduler 
  Bernal, Jose
Store Associate 
 
Burgos, Benjamin
Driver 
  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
 
Chiselencu, Marius
Warehouse Assistant 
  Cisneros, Marco
Driver 
 

Logistics Manager
760-969-5748
edorado@desertaidsproject.org 
  Bobby DumbriqueDumbrique, Bobby
Assistant Manager - Revivals Palm Desert
 
Dunn, Sanya
Assistant Manager
  Tim HankelHankel, Tim
Store Associate  
 
Hengy, Thomas
Cathedral City Store Manager 
  Hislop, Charles
Store Associate
 
Johnson, Kevin
Driver's Helper
  Leigh, Davis
Assistant Manager
 
Lobo, Constance
Store Associate

  McCartney, P. Michael
Store Manager-in-Training
 
McRoy, Lee
Assistant Manager 
  Amparo MunozMunoz, Ampara
Store Associate 
 
Nelson, Richard
Driver
  Pacheco, Chris
Store Associate 
 
Plumb, Mark
Assistant Store Manager
  Quinn, Gerard
Warehouse Assistant Manager  
 
Rodriguez, Julissa
Warehouse Assistant 
 
Palm Springs Store Manager
Palm Springs Store: 760-318-6491
Direct: 760-969-5751
jsanberg@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Suchite, Katherine
Store Associate 
 
Revivals Inventory Control Manager, 
POS Support Coordinator

Direct: 760-969-5746
bsypherd@desertaidsproject.org 
 
Wagner, Erica
Store Associate - Revivals Palm Desert  

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 
 
Michael ChaconChacon, S. Michael
Community Health Educator
  Cienfuegos, Stephanie
Public Health Liaison - Get Tested
 
Michael CohanCohan, Michael
Medical Case Manager 
  Jeremy De la CruzDeLaCruz, Jeremy
Health Educator 
 

Community Health Educator
760-992-0467
 

Garcia, Valerie
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0580 

 
Lisa Guirado
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0481
  Rafael Gonzalez
Get Tested Coachella Valley Program Manager
760-992-0464
 
Antonio Huerta
Medical Case Manager, BSHS
760-992-0474
  Lynn Kiley
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0466
 

Medical Case Manager
760-992-0458
  Robert MartinezMartinez, Robert
Public Health Liaison 
 

Lisa MoralesMorales, Lisa
Social Services Assistant 

  Michael Muller
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0473
 
Dan Reed
Benefits Eligibility Navigator
760-992-0468 
  Vivanna RayaRaya, Vivianna
Early Intervention Specialist/
Community Health Educator 
 

 

Roman, Frank
Get Tested Coachella Valley Marketing Assistant 
  Romero, Jose
Medical Case Manager 
 
Lillian Sesma
Medical Case Management Coordinator
760-992-0475 
  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