MANAGERIAL STAFFOur staff fulfil the promise of our founders by meeting today's healthcare challenges with the same boldness and creativity.
Felix Aguilar, MD (President and CEO) Dr. Aguilar has done extensive work in community health with a broad involvement with community health programs and other community clinics. He has been recognized as a visionary community health leader and executive by multiple organizations. Dr. Aguilar received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, and his Master of Healthcare Management from Harvard University.
Angelique Murphy, MD (Chief Medical Officer) Dr. Murphy is a board certified Pediatrician and an Integrative Medicine specialist. She graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine Pediatric program, both in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Angelique is a forward-thinker with focus on prevention and primary care. She supports the whole-person, patient-centered care model and believes that optimal well-being is the result of a collaborative effort between patient and care management team.
Pat Johnson (VP of Operations) Mrs. Johnson oversees the clinic’s general operations, including office and clinical efficiencies, facilities maintenance, compliance with all regulatory requirements, and improvement of infrastructure with respect to patient care delivery. Pat worked in corporate banking for 40 years, and held the position of collections manager before moving into operations. She was an operations account executive for 15 years. She has been working with UMMA since 1999, and became the full-time operations manager in 2006.
Yessenia Henriques, CPA (Finance Director)Mrs. Henriquez has over 14 years of accounting experience in the nonprofit and government sector. Prior to UMMA she worked as the Director of Fiscal Services. She also managed the financial aspect of over $500M in grantee’s budgets for First 5 LA. Yessenia is responsible for oversight of the UMMA’s finances, including preparing the budget and monitoring financial procedures that govern the collection and expenditure of funds. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration-accounting from California State University, Long Beach and is a California Certified Public Accountant.
Jackie Provost, MPH (Director of programs) Ms. Provost brings a decade of experience in health, medicine and program management to our team. Prior to UMMA, she served as program director for the workforce and economic division of the Los Angeles Community College District and program manager for the California Family Health Council. Jackie has co-authored the peer reviewed article on improving Chlamydia Screening among Young Women; published in the American Journal of Public Health. She received her bachelor’s in kinesiology from Occidental College, and a master’s in public health, from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Adel Syed (Director of Development and Community) Mr. Syed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Service from the University of California, Davis. Adel is a 2011 Fellow of the New Leaders Council, a non-partisan organization that engages a diverse, national network of political entrepreneurs. He is also the co-founder and President of New Leaders Council Orange County. He is a 2013 Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellow and is completing a Master's in Public Policy and Administration.
Ari Franco (Human Resource Manager)Mr. Franco possesses over 10 years of human resources and organizational development experience. His experiences have been in the Hotel Industry, Manufacturing and Healthcare. Throughout the years Ari has been able to provide talent management, organizational development, training, payroll principles, and leadership and management coaching. He is passionate about helping businesses make the most of their resources and helping individuals make the most of themselves.
Susana Flores (Clinic Manager) Ms. Flores runs both of our sites, Florence and Fremont. She works closely with providers and support staff to ensure that clinics run as smooth as possible and all patient needs are met. Moreover she works along with VP of Operations to ensure that all county audit requirements are incompliance and implemented. Susana graduated from Bryman College in 2004, and graduated from the Clinic Leadership Institute Program sponsored by Blue Shield of California in 2012.
PROVIDERSOur providers fulfil the promise of our founders by providing the highest quality of care to all patients without discrimination.
Cesar Barba, MD (family physician)Dr. Barba is the lead in implementing electronic medical records at UMMA. Cesar holds his Bachelor’s degree in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Medical Degree from Charles R. Drew Medical Education Program of UCLA and completed his residency at the Harbor/UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a General Electric/National Medical Fellowship Scholar since 2008.
Tipu V. Khan, MD (family physician)Dr. Khan is a Family Medicine Obstetrician and Lead Obstetrics Provider. Tipu earned his Bachelors degree from UC Davis. He received his Medical degree with an added qualification in The Underserved Pathway at University of Washington. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Harbor/UCLA LA County Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Surgical Obstetrics at USC Family Medicine California Hospital. Besides working at UMMA, Tipu is faculty for Continuing Medical Education for the California Academy of Family Physicians.
Alexandra Bratschie (Nurse Practitioner) Mrs. Bratschie graduated with her BSN from Johns Hopkins University, MD and her MSN from Georgetown University, DC. Alex is specialized in providing lifetime care to women including preconception counseling, prenatal visits, well-women care, contraceptive counseling, menopause and female related concerns. She also works with women and men with chronic health conditions to find solutions for a healthier lifestyle. Alex believes patients should be active participants in their care and receive health education to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Nicole Fanelli (Nurse Practitioner) Ms. Fanelli is a Public Health Nurse and the Director of Nursing. With over a decade of health care experience serving the underserved in Los Angeles County she joined UMMA Community Clinic in 2006. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Los Angeles and Master’s Degree from University California, Los Angeles. She has a focus on Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Prenatal Care and Adult Medicine with an emphasis in health promotion and disease prevention.
Lakesha Johnson (Physician Assistant) Ms. Johnson has over 6 years of experience as Mid-Level provider. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in health science from Charles Drew School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Her specialties include, Family Medicine with focus in Hyperglycemia, Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension management and Family Planning. Kesha commits herself to provide the highest quality of care to all patients.
Vinh Ho (Physician Assistant) Mr. Ho graduated from Grand Valley State University’s Physician Assistant program in 2010 and has been practicing in general medicine ever since. Vinh’s experiences are primarily in the areas of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. He has been involved in CASA, Project/Compassion, Ken-o-sha Elementary, and numerous other volunteer organizations. He is affiliated with NCCPA, CAPA, MAPA, and NHSC.
Gianna Warren (Physician Assistant) Mrs. Warren received her BSc in Kinesiology (Pre-Med) and BA in Psychology from USC . She obtained her BHSc in Physician Assistant Practice and Masters in Public Health specializing in Urban Health and Prevention from Charles Drew University of Medicine. Her specialties include Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Chronic Disease Management and Urgent Care. She is a native of South LA and is dedicated to improve the health and well-being of all the resident of this community. She is also the Founder/CEO of G Medical CPR.