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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
760-992-0476
   

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 
  Winn, Soh
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

 

  Hersey, Trent
RN, The DOCK Clinical Manager 

 

 
Johnson, La Tanya
Medical Receptionist 
  Darla MadrigalMadrigal, Darla
Medical Receptionist 
 
Esmeralda MarquezMarquez, Esmeralda
Referrals Specialist
  Corrine MartinezMartinez, Corrine
Referrals Specialist 
 

Kimmie MillerMiller, Kimmie
Mental Health Practice Coordinator 

  Plant, Keith
MSN, BSN, BS, RN-BC, CMSRN, CRNI, CDE, PHN
Clinic Manager RN 
 
Peterson, Rachel
Medical Billing Assistant 
  Ramirez, Monica
Medical Assistant 
 
Romero, Evonne
Medical Receptionist
  Luis TriguerosTrigueros, Luis
Medical Assistant 
 
Vargas, Elizabeth
Medical Assistant 
  Rebecca WebbWebb, Rebecca
Administrative Manager for Medical Services 

Administration &
Human Resources

Director: Sheri Saenz
Candy JohansenJohansen, Candy
Administrative Assistant
  Jones, Emily
Front Desk Office Assistant 
 
Damon KumleyKumley, Damon
Facilities Manager
  Marvel, Denise
Human Resources Coordinator
760-992-0419
 
Mellman, Mitch
Safety & Training Coordinator 
 

Nick ValenzianoValenziano, Nick
Executive Assistant to the CEO &
Manager of Executive Affairs

760-992-0418


Behavioral Health

Director: Dr. David Hersh
Janine BellBell, Janine
Substance Abuse Specialist
   
 
Pam GrimesGrimes, Pam
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner 
 
Valerio IovinoIovino, Valerio
Career Building Coordinator
 
John RobertsRoberts, John
Psychiatrist, MD 
  Ray RobertsonRobertson, Ray
Community Center Manager
760-992-0471
 
Jim ShermanSherman, Jim
LCSW/Mental Health Therapist
  Wolfe, Melanie
Mental Health Clinician, PhD, LMFT
760-992-0462

Dental

Director: Dr. David Hersh
Joann Hudson
Hudson, JoAnn
Dental Receptionist
760-992-0460
  Lara, Mirelda
Registered Dental Assistant
 
Kim, Julie
Dental Hygienist, RDH 
  Soh, Margaret
DDS, Dentist
 
Tollison, Kimberly
Dental Office Manager, DA
  Virden, Sierra
Registered Dental Assistant
 
Yamashiro, Ryan
DDS, Dentist
   

Finance

Director: Mary Park, CPA
Cornell, Keith
Cost Accountant
760-992-0422
  McManigal, Ron
Senior Staff Accountant
760-992-0423
 
Tenggara, Mathilda
Staff Accountant
   

Grants

Director: Brande Orr, MBA
Conway, Lisa
Senior Grant Writer
760-992-0431
  Nachison, Laura
Senior Grant Writer
 
Rickey, Janell
Grants Coordinator 
   

Home Health

Director: Dr. David Hersh
Becker, JoAnn
Social Worker, LCSW
760-992-0486
  Chris BielawaBielawa, Christine
Medical Case Manager, RN
760-992-0487
 
Angela RaneyRaney, Angela
Social Worker, MA
760-992-0484
  Pat WalthersWalthers, Patricia
Medical Case Manager RN, PHN
760-992-0485

Health Information Technology

Director: Karynsue Rose-Thomas
Matt FarokhmaneshFarokhmanesh, Matt
Information Systems Manager 
  Mike O'BrienOBrien, Michael
Network Engineer
 
Terry WareWare, Terry
IT Technician
 

Marketing & Communications

Director: Barry Dayton
Clark, Sandra
Content Development Specialist
  Brett KleinKlein, Brett
Events & Retail Marketing Manager
760-992-0435
 

Alexis OrtegaOrtega, Alexis
Integrated Communications Associate
760-992-0436

 

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
Allen, J.P.
Fundraising Events Manager
760-992-0440
  Alling, Hudson
Volunteer Services Associate
760-992-0441
 
Kelley CoeCoe, Kelley
Fundraising Events Associate
760-992-0442
  Newton, Beth
Resource Development Coordinator
760-992-0444
 
Willison, Ron
Major Gifts Manager
760-992-0445
   

Revivals

Director: Dane Koch
Babbit, David
Dispatch Scheduler 
  Bernal, Jose
Store Associate 
 
Burgos, Benjamin
Driver 
  Robert BurkeBurke, Robert
Palm Desert Store Manager
Store: 760-992-0499
Direct: 760-969-5753
 
Charest, Anthony
Warehouse Assistant  
  Chin, Stanley
Store Associate
 
Chiselencu, Marius
Warehouse Assistant 
  Cisneros, Marco
Driver 
 

Logistics Manager
760-969-5748
  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
 
Huff, Charles
Revivals Volunteer Coordinator 
  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 
 
Sandberg, Joseph
Palm Springs Store Manager
Palm Springs Store: 760-318-6491
Direct: 760-969-5751
  Suchite, Katherine
Store Associate 
 
Sypherd, Bryan
Revivals Inventory Control Manager, 
POS Support Coordinator

Direct: 760-969-5746
  Wagner, Erica
Store Associate - Revivals Palm Desert  

Social Services

Director: Zayda Welden 

Aguilera, Leticia
Community Health Educator/Risk Reduction Counselor
760-992-0465 

  Monica Aitchison

Aitchison, Monica
Support Services Manager
760-992-0482

 
Austin, Nichelle
Housing Case Manager
760-992-0483
  Bentz, Chuck
Program Services Assistant
760-992-0472 
 
Cienfuegos, Stephanie
Public Health Liaison - Get Tested Coachella Valley
  Michael CohanCohan, Michael
Medical Case Manager 
 
Jeremy De la CruzDeLaCruz, Jeremy
Health Educator 
  DeLaCruz, Jose
Community Health Educator
760-992-0467
 
Garcia, Valerie
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0580 
 

Lisa GuiradoGuirado, Lisa
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0481

 
Rafael GonzalezGonzalez Jr., Rafael
Get Tested Coachella Valley Program Manager
760-992-0464
  Antonio HuertaHuerta, Antonio
Medical Case Manager, BSHS
760-992-0474
 
Lynn KileyKiley, Lynn
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0466
  Malfavon, Michael
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0458
 
Robert MartinezMartinez, Robert
Public Health Liaison - Get Tested Coachella Valley 
  Lisa MoralesMorales, Lisa
Social Services Assistant 
 

Michael MullerMuller, Michael
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0473

  Dan ReedReed, Dan
Benefits Eligibility Navigator
760-992-0468 
 
Vivanna RayaRaya, Vivianna
Early Intervention Specialist/
Community Health Educator 
  Rodriguez, Greg
Get Tested Coachella Valley Operations Manager 
 

Roman, Frank
Get Tested Coachella Valley Marketing Assistant 

  Romero, Jose
Medical Case Manager 
 
Lillian SesmaSesma, Lillian
Medical Case Management Coordinator
760-992-0475 
  Todd-WatkinsWatkins, Todd
Community Health Educator
 
Ronnie ZahnZahn, Ronnie
Benefits Eligibility Navigator
760-992-0459
  Andrew ZunigaZuniga, Andrew
Medical Case Manager
760-992-0477 

Contracted Professionals

Koyle, Robert
LMFT
  Zaun, Jane
LMFT