Executive Leadership

Our Leadership

Andrea Schwab-Galindo, MPH, CHC, Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Schwab-Galindo is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TVHC. Andrea joined TVHC in January 2013 and has grown from a Compliance and Risk Management Manager to Chief Administrative Officer to her current role as CEO. As CEO, Andrea oversees all departments of the health center.

Dr. Sridevi Ponnala, Chief Dental Officer / Executive Vice President

Sridevi Ponnala is born and raised in India. She is an international dentist and graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2004. She passionate about advocating and providing quality dental care to those who need it the most. Dr. Ponnala joined TVHC in 2010 and over the past 7 years, she has been playing an integral role in the development and expansion of the dental program. Dr. Ponnala believes in mentoring and educating young clinicians in providing culturally sensitive care and minimally invasive dentistry. She has carried this love of teaching with her to TVHC and has worked to create partnerships with dental schools and the Chabot hygiene program so that the students can complete their rotations while performing much-needed services and gaining cultural competency.

Monica Salgado, Executive Assistant/Senior Director of Facilities

Monica Salgado has been with the Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center since the early ’90s. Described as this being her first real job, she started as a switchboard operator. Monica has grown with Tiburcio Vasquez and today has extensive experience in all aspects of the center’s administration, acting as the Senior Director of Facilities as well as the Executive Assistant. Monica is the key contact for the day to day operations of TVHC’s sites and programs. Monica was born and grew up in the East Bay and remembers her parents making use of the services offered by the Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center and is proud to play a role in ensuring those services remain available to others who need them.

Dr. Porshia Mack, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Porshia Mack, MD, MBA joined TVHC as CMO in June 2017. Dr. Mack is a board-certified pediatrician with a long history of working in Federal Qualified Health Centers. She is committed to the health of diverse low-income and underserved populations and is an advocate for social equity.

Caleb Sandford, MBA, Chief Operations Officer/Executive Vice-President

Caleb Sandford joined the executive leadership team at Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center in September 2016. In his role as Chief Operations Officer (COO), Caleb is responsible for the operational success of the organization, and for improving access to health services for patients.

Lucien Freeman, Chief Financial Officer

Lucien Freeman joined TVHC in 2019 bringing more than 25 years of experience in financial analysis in diverse operating environments. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Freeman is responsible for all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting needs, and the securing of new funding.