San Ysidro Health Center Names Its Executive Team

Team will prepare organization for ACA implementation

July 30, 2013

San Ysidro, CA – San Ysidro Health Center’s (SYHC) Board of Trustees has named Kevin Mattson as the organization’s President and CEO, Tony Weber as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Maria Carriedo-Ceniceros, MD as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Alicia Rodriguez, MBA as Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Ana Melgoza, MPA, as Vice President of External Affairs.

The team will begin work immediately to prepare the organization for implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the unveiling of its newest clinic, the Chula Vista Medical Plaza.

San Ysidro Health Center, one of the county’s largest safety net providers, is dedicated to protecting, promoting, and improving the health and well being of its community’s traditionally underserved and culturally diverse people. The organization provides comprehensive primary care, dental, behavioral health services and family support programs to over 85,000 registered patients annually who reside in the South and Central/Southeastern Regions of San Diego County.

Mr. Mattson, who served as SYHC’s interim President and CEO following the retirement of Ed Martinez, also served as Senior Vice President for 10 years at SYHC and was responsible for financial affairs. Mr. Mattson has more than 31 years of experience in the healthcare field.

Mr. Mattson earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Chadron State College.  He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association and Medical Group Managers Association.

Tony Weber, who served as Chief Financial Officer before transitioning to Vice President, is responsible for all financial operations for the organization which has more than 900 employees and a total operating budget of $80 million. Prior to this, Mr. Weber was Vice President of Finance for Family HealthCare Network. Mr. Weber has more than 10 years of hospital finance experience working for community hospitals and medical centers. Mr. Weber earned his MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Business Management Finance from Brigham Young University.

Dr. Carriedo-Ceniceros, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, has more than nine years of experience as a family medicine physician within the community health center setting.   In addition, she has four years of clinic-lead experience, plus two years of experience as the Family Medicine Department Head.  Dr. Carriedo-Ceniceros holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University. She earned her MD from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Carriedo-Ceniceros has been a member of San Ysidro Women’s Club since 2009, serving as its Executive Board Treasurer since 2011, and also continues to serve as a faculty mentor for UCSD medical students.

Alicia Rodriguez joined SYHC as Chief Information Officer before transitioning to Vice President. Prior to joining SYHC Ms. Rodriguez served as the Director of IT and Technical Project Manager for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has also worked in similar roles for California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and was the Co-Founder of ARCH Technologies where she managed IT activities for Windows-based clients. Ms. Rodriguez’s has more than 10 years of technical project management and systems implementation experience and has spent the past several years leading initiatives in the healthcare IT industry. Ms. Rodriguez earned her MBA with an emphasis in Leadership and Change Management from Pepperdine University, and a B.Sc. from University of La Verne.

Ana Melgoza served as Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations before transitioning to Vice President of External Affairs. She has 20 years of community and civic engagement experience in the public and corporate sectors. She has been with SYHC for eight years. She earned her Masters in Public Administration from the Baruch School of Public Affairs in New York City as a National Urban Fellow and her BA from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a graduate of LEAD San Diego and of the HOPE Leadership Institute. Ana currently serves on the board for the South County Economic Development Council.

Macario Gutierrez, Chair of SYHC Board of Trustees, stated, “San Ysidro Health Center is honored to appoint these proven individuals to lead our organization at this important time. Kevin, Tony, Maria, Alicia and Ana have shown true dedication to the mission of this organization and the population we serve. We feel confident their combined strength, determination, and skills will continue to keep the health center competitive, innovative and moving forward.”

In addition to preparing the organization for implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the executive team will spearhead the opening of the health center’s new Chula Vista Medical Plaza, scheduled for October 2013, located at 678 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA, 91910.  This state-of-the-art, 46,000 square foot, newly renovated, three-story facility offers high quality, affordable, convenient and comprehensive care for children and adults, including urgent care; primary care (family practice, OB/GYN, pediatrics); dental; and behavioral health services.

The facility’s three-story layout offers specialized service pods with contemporary waiting areas, 70 medical exam rooms, 10 fully-equipped dental operatories, comfortable counseling offices, a full-service, diagnostic laboratory, as well as a new radiology department featuring the latest advances in digital x-ray technology, plus other supportive and social services.

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