Meet the Leadership Team

Meet Our Leadership Team

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

    Pearl Bautista Pearl Bautista
    Senior Care Specialty Services Regional Director (619) 229-7209

  • 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."

    Michael Brislin
    Perioperative Services Director
    (619) 229-3035

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

    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."

  • 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.”

    Vishnu Duvuuru
    Regional Information Technology Director
    (619) 229-3217

  • Annie ErnsterAnnie Hodges
    Director of Business Development
    (619) 229-3026
    “Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.” – Colleen Barrett
    Having the opportunity to work for Prime developing relationships with our community partners and physicians in order to help our patients achieve great outcomes is incredibly rewarding.

    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."

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

    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."

  • Kenneth Glover
    Plant Operations/Security Director
    "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great."-Jimmy Dugan

    Anne Graheck Anne Graheck
    Education Director
    AGraheck@PrimeHealthcare.com
    “Every patient has a gift to give. It is my job to figure out what it is.”

  • Durand Hartin
    Regional Security Manager
    (619) 229-4530

    Raven Lopez
    Nutritional Services Director
    “I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.”
    - Shauna Niequist

  • Ben Macapugay
    Regional Marketing Manager
    (619) 890-0784
    “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
    --Mark Twain

    Shirlee Meadows 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."

  • Dan Peterson Dan Peterson
    Pharmacy Services Director
    (619) 229-3159

    Sacha Ridgway, RN
    Performance Improvement/Cardiac Cath Lab Director
    (619) 229-4605

  • Todd Stacey
    Lab Services Manager
    (619) 229-3141

    Jane Schmoll
    Environmental Services/Volunteers Director
    "The greatest personal fulfillment comes when we contribute to improving the welfare of others."

  • 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."

    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."

  • Joie Trautmann, RN
    Infection Prevention
    (619) 229-4605
    "Every nurse ought to be careful to wash her hands very frequently during the day. If her face, too, so much the better." --Florence Nightingale

    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!"

  • 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."