Audit (Members to be appointed)

Chair: Lucresha Renteria, CEO, Mendocino Coast Clinics, Inc.
Staff: Sonja Spowart
Support Staff: Janelle Mollgaard, Administrative Coordinator

  • Recommend to the Board of Directors the retention and termination of the independent auditor
  • May negotiate the compensation of the auditor on behalf of the Board
  • Confer with the auditor to satisfy the committee members that the financial affairs of the organization are in order
  • Review and determine whether to accept the audit
  • Approve performance of any non-audit services by the auditing firm


Chair: Oliver Brooks, CMO, Watts Community Health Center
Staff: Dr. Mike Witte, CMO
Support Staff: Charlotte Reische, Administrative Coordinator

  • Advisory capacity on clinical matters in policy and program work
  • Develop infrastructure to share QI tools, expertise and findings
  • Clinical leadership development


Chair: Graciela Soto-Perez, CEO, Altura Center for Health
Staff: Sonja Spowart, CFO
Support Staff: Janelle Mollgaard, Administrative Coordinator

  • CPCA budget development and oversight


Chair: Christy Ward, CEO, Share Our Selves
Staff: Ginger Smith, VP of Member Relations
Support Staff: Janelle Mollgaard, Administrative Coordinator

  • Bylaws review/membership policy development
  • Board and officers elections
  • Membership applications review and recommendations
  • Board education/Member satisfaction assessments
  • Review Corporate Compliance activities of the organization

Government Programs

Chair: Jonathan Porteus, CEO, WellSpace
Staff: Trong Le, Assistant Dirctor of Policy
Support Staff: Marisa Melendez, Senior Administrative Coordinator

  • 340B
  • Access & Coverage
  • Behavioral Health
  • General issues related to FQHC programs
  • Licensing issues (clinic, pharmacy & clinic lab)
  • Medi-Cal policy and reforms
  • Managed care and contracting
  • Oral Health
  • Outreach, enrollment & eligibility
  • Provider issues (rates, enrollment, billing)
  • Special programs (e.g. County Indigent Programs, Family PACT, PCMH)
  • Virtual Care


Chair: Dr. Rakesh Patel, CEO, Neighborhood Health
Staff: Beth Malinowski, Director of Government Affairs
Support Staff: Kelley Aldrich, Associate Director of Legislative Affairs

  • Bill review and prioritization
  • 2018-19 Legislative Agenda
  • Priority Administrative Issues
  • Federal Advocacy
  • Ballot Initiatives
  • Advocacy on health care budget Initiatives, i.e. proposed Medi-Cal reductions

Special Populations Agricultural Rural Committee (SPARC)

Chair: Alicia Hardy, CEO, Ole Health
Staff: Liz Oseguera, Associate Director of Policy
Support Staff: Marisa Melendez, Senior Administrative Assistant

  • General rural health and rural community issues, policy and legislation
  • Address issues important to special populations, including LGBTQ, immigrants, Title X, and agricultural workers
  • Discuss policy updates impacting special populations


Chair: Anthony White, Director of Community/Govt. Relations, Family Health Centers of San Diego
Staff: Nataly Diaz, Assistant Director of Workforce Development
Support Staff: Nicole Key, Senior Administrative Assistant

  • Identify challenges and opportunities associated with recruiting, retaining, and training health professionals in CHCs
  • Develop programmatic and policy strategies that promote the development of a diverse and inclusive CHC workforce
  • Strategize federal, statewide, and regional partnerships to address California workforce shortages and meet CPCA’s workforce goals

Ventures Finance (Board Members only)

Chair: Graciela Soto-Perez, CEO, Altura Center for Health
Staff: Sonja Spowart, CFO
Support Staff: Janelle Mollgaard, Administrative Coordinator

  • Loan program oversight
  • CPCA Ventures budget development and oversight