Meet the Leadership Team

Meet Our Leadership Team

  • Peggy Tilley, RN Peggy Tilley, RN
    Medical/Surgical Services Director
    (619) 229-3279
    "I like working at Alvarado Hospital because our nurses have a commitment and passion for patient safety."

    meet the leadership team Lorena Villegas, RN
    Telemetry Director
    (619) 229-4776
    "Caring for others is the biggest gift you can give back to the community. Here at Alvarado, we are a family that gives back to the community each and every day and I am proud to say, that is why I work here."

  • Natalie Cole Natalie Cole
    Critical Care Services Director
    (619) 287-3270
    "I honestly think that nursing chose me. I don't remember setting the goal of wanting to be a nurse, everything just seemed to lead in that direction. Looking back, I can't imagine myself doing anything else."

    Ann O'Neill Ann O'Neill
    Perioperative Services Director
    (619) 229-3035
    "I originally went into nursing simply to serve people. Today and every day, I consciously choose nursing again because I am part of a team of healthcare professionals who positively influence the quality of life for patients and their families. The personal reward is immeasurable!"

  • Jay Flaherty Jay Flaherty
    Regional Rehabilitation Services Director
    (619) 229-7025
    "I have been working in acute rehabilitation for 27 years. I love my job because every day I get to work with an incredible team of physicians, nurses, therapists, speech pathologists and social workers who bring so much passion to their healing work. It’s a miracle to see what their expertise can do to restore the lives of people who have experienced life-changing challenges."

    Rhonda Thomas Rhonda Thomas
    Medical Staff Services Director
    (619) 229-3365
    "It is a pleasure to work with an organization and a unique medical staff team that is dedicated to patient care. I look forward to continuing to build a collaborative partnership."

  • Jackie McDermott

  • Wayne Bartlett Wayne Bartlett
    Information Technology Director
    (619) 229-3217
    "I have always had an interest in information technology and healthcare - to be able to combine both as a career makes this job rewarding."

  • Mohammed Ahmed, Health Information Management Director
    (619) 229-4656

    Sandy Gergen Sandy Gergen
    Imaging & Cardiology Director
    (619) 229-4731
    "I chose the healthcare field due to a lifelong intrinsic desire to help others. Being part of the Prime team has allowed that desire to manifest itself in the most positive ways, as quality patient care is the predominant pillar of the Prime model. I am grateful and proud to be part of something great each and every day."

  • Natalie Mercille
    Lab Services Manager
    (619) 229-3141
    "What a great privilege it is to help others through allied healthcare services. In the laboratory department, we take that responsibility very seriously by ensuring we provide only accurate and timely test results."

  • Cam Tran, PharmD Cam Tran, PharmD, Pharmacy Services Director
    (619) 229-3159
    "I am committed to lead a high-performance pharmacy.”

  • Janice Bowman Janice Bowman
    Social Services & Case Management Director
    (619) 229-3289
    "What attracted me to psychology was the focus on the human aspect of healthcare. We often get so focused on the medical condition, that we forget to focus on our patients' mental health. My profession helps ensure we at Alvarado focus on the whole person."

    Jeri Chaldekas Jeri Chaldekas
    Pulmonary/Sleep Center Director
    (619) 229-5259
    "I am honored to be a part of the Alvarado Hospital Team to serve our community."

  • Laura Gilbert
    Regional Marketing Director
    (619) 229-3249
    "To promote something that truly matters and to support the dedicated clinical staffs is an honor."

  • Lori Turgeon, RN Lori Turgeon, RN
    Emergency Services Director
    (619) 229-4751
    "I have been a nurse for a long time and prefer a medium-size facility that has a family atmosphere, which I found here at Alvarado Hospital. This is my second home and family!"

    Michelle Rispoli Michelle Rispoli
    Geriatric-Psychiatric Director
    (619) 229-7209
    "I work in healthcare because I love to help people. It allows me to be part of a team that uses their knowledge and experience to provide outstanding care to the individuals we are caring for."

  • meet the leadership team Shirlee Meadows
    Patient Access Director
    (619) 229-3193
    "The care given at Alvarado Hospital is second to none — it's like your own family caring for you! That is why I entrust Alvarado Hospital and its physicians for my medical care."

  • Paul Staughton Paul Staughton
    Plant Operations Director
    (619) 229-3377

    Joanna Cox Joanna Cox
    Patient Financial Services Director
    (619) 229-3060
    "My affinity for numbers makes my involvement in the revenue cycle process at Alvarado Hospital a natural fit.”

  • Karin Berntsen Karin Berntsen, RN
    Performance Improvement Director
    (619) 229-4733
    "Healthcare is the passion of my life!"

    Sandy Galeski
    Distribution and Central Supply Director
    (619) 229-3242

  • Steve Munoz
    Environmental Services Director
    (619) 229-3171