President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Isabel holds a degree in Psychology from Pomona College of the Claremont Colleges. In addition, she has completed programs in Leadership and Advocacy from UC San Diego. For the past 27 years, she has dedicated her career to public health with an emphasis in serving the underserved communities cared for by community health centers. In these efforts, Isabel has been able to lead initiatives which empower communities across the country to address and overcome barriers to health equity. Back in Orange County since 2000, Isabel has been able to lead and represent communities in need in her hometown.
As the Chief Executive Officer, she spends her days negotiating and strengthening relationships that are aligned to ensure equal access to high quality, affordable and culturally competent health care for all. When not engaged in her role for the Coalition, you will find Isabel enjoying time with family at home or in the great outdoors either locally or across the country.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Ryan holds a degree in Health Science, with a concentration in community health, and has spent over fifteen years in health philanthropy and six years with health and human services organizations. In these roles, Ryan was able to witness the countless acts of advocates and empowered communities locally and nationally fight for their health. Missing the action, Ryan returned to work in Orange County and joined the Coalition in late 2018.
As the Chief Operating Officer, he spends his days ensuring the organization, staff and member clinics have the resources and capacity to serve their patients and communities. Outside of the office, you will find Ryan at home or at a golf course, in the outdoors, or at one of Southern California’s restaurants.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Tom earned his B.S. degree in Accounting Theory and has an extensive Finance and Accounting background. He has spent much of his professional life serving in nonprofit organizations both nationally and internationally. Tom also has broad experience in consulting, tax and business planning.
Tom enjoys working with people in a variety of capacities and recognizes that everyone has something special to contribute.
Mike Matull, MBA
Project Director - Orange County Partners in Health, Health Centered Controlled Network - Health Information Exchange
Mike Matul serves as the Project Director of Orange County Partners in Health(OCPH) Health Center Controlled Network(HCCN), a post he has held since August 2016. Mr. Matul has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Phoenix, and 32 years of experience managing information technology systems and large-scale projects. He is skilled at using contemporary technology with an emphasis on providing the best possible products and services to the OCPH HCCN and its participating health centers at the lowest costs through effective planning, organizing, and implementation of mission-critical work. Mr. Matull possesses a diverse background and extensive work experience in the health care sector overseeing application development, technology operations, network development, telecommunications, IT, policy, and IT support services.
Prior to leading the OCPH HCCN, Mr. Matull was a Project Director for the Oregon Community Health Information Network for six years and an instructor for graduate level information technology courses at California State University, Fullerton. Prior to earning his MBA, Mr. Matul earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas majoring in psychology with an emphasis in industrial psychology and human relations. He is a current member of the Health Information Technology, Evaluation, and Quality Center (HITEQ) advisory committee; a former Chair and current member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society(HIMSS) Ambulatory Community Health Organizations Task Force; and a former Co-Chair of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) Chief Information Officer’s Task Force.
In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors and is a fanatical cyclist.
Director of Quality Management
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Director of Policy and Government Affairs
Aurora has spent the last 11 years working in the nonprofit sector, organizing for social justice and equity for the most vulnearble populations. As an organizer at various statewide/national organizations she has advoacated on issues like health care, immigration, and social justice. As the Director of Policy and Government Affairs at the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers, Aurora is responsible for leading the policy and advocacy strategies and campaigns that respond to the needs of Community Health Centers and the patients they serve.
Aurora is an advocate at heart and her passion lies in helping create a better and healthier community for her family, immigrants, the Black, Inigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, and other communities that have been made vulnerable by flawed systems…as well as her hypothenical kids. She loves tacos and desserts of all kinds, baking, dancing, and is a huge comic book nerd. Aurora received her Bachelor of Arts “a few” years ago from UCLA with a major in Sociology and a minor in Chican@ Studies and she few up in Norwalk, CA but is originally from Jalisco, Mexcio.
Sonia Shah, MPH
Director of Programs
Sonia Shah serves as the Director of Programs at the Coalition. She was born and partially raised on the East Coast (Brooklyn, New York) – and as such loves anything related to Snow and Pizza. She also was raised in Southern California – in San Bernardino County from junior highschool onwards. From a very early age Sonia has had a passion to help others and a love for anything and everything Science. Growing up Sonia would spend hours reading books and building legos and doing science and engineering experiments with her younger brother and two cousins. Sonia’s parents immigrated to the United States from India, and although her father was an Accountant by training, he ventured into opening up his own business upon arriving to New York City. As such, her family didn’t have insurance coverage, and she spent most of her young childhood receiving care at Community Health Centers in New York City. This experience not only exposed her to Community Health Centers and the high quality care they provided, but living life without health care coverage, and watching her parents navigate systems and resources, with very limited english and understanding of the American culture, continued to show Sonia the challenges different communities face to get the basic and essential care needed. This led Sonia into pursuing not only a Bachelors in Science with a major in Biology and a Minor in Psychology, but also a Masters Degree in Public Health with a focus on Hospital and Health Administration. Sonia has always had a passion to connect communities, whether it be her small group of friends, or larger groups of people. Working at the Coalition allows her to put her passions, and her skills together to find ways to suppor the member health centers and the communities at large.
Stephanie Hernandez was born and raised in Santa Ana. As a Program Manager for the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers, her role is to oversee the Covered California & Medi-Cal enrollment work which focuses on insuring the uninsured throughout Orange County. Prior to working at the Coalition, Stephanie was a receptionist at North Orange County Community Health Center now known as Family Health Matters. Stephanie quickly grew professionally and transitioned into taking on the role of a Covered California Enrollment Counselor. Within that role Stephanie’s focus went from assisting patients with scheduling doctors appointments to assisting them in finding the best health care coverage that would fit their health care needs. Stephanie holds an Associates in Arts Degree from Santa Ana College in Liberal Arts/Humanities/Communication, Community Social Services, Social and Behavioral Science, Psychology and Social Services. She is certified as a Covered California Enrollment Counselor & Immigration Accredited representative. She currently holds a seat as the Certified Enrollment Counselor on the CalOptima Advisory Committee and the Orange County Task Force Steering Committee.
Stephanie shares “she is passionate about working for a nonprofit organization such as the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers because of the amazing values, mission, and commitment this organization holds. Creating quality health care for vulnerable, underserved communities by being the “voice” of the uninsured and vulnerable.” She believes her personal values align nicely with the Coalition’s commitment to support the needs of its members through service, education, advocacy, and resources so that they can effectively serve their diverse, multicultural populations.
Outside of work Stephanie loves spending time with her kids, and participating in their sports activities. You can find her in the kitchen cooking and baking on her free time. She loves reading and learning new things, especially around emotional and mental health.
Enrique is the Program Manager of the Health Scholars Program. His passion for helping historically underrepresented communities drew him to work at the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers. As a former Health Scholar, Enrique recognizes the important role pipeline programs, like the Health Scholars Program play in preparing students for a career in health care.
As the Program Manager Enrique enjoys helping scholars achieve their dreams of working in the medical/health field. He is continuously amazed by the deep dedication the scholars have for achieving their goals and serving the underserved. When he’s not helping marginalized students break barriers, Enrique enjoys catching up on sleep, playing with his two cats, and eating delicious street food.
Integration Coordinator/ Data Analyst
Scott Serpa serves as the Integration Coordinator/Data Analyst for the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers.